Front Row L-R: Daniel Cote, Xavier Martell, Ryan Carolan, Gavin White, Connor Van Luit, Koby MacFarlane, Kobey Young. Back Row L-R: Coach Dennis Van Luit, Coach Kent Young, Jason Moorhouse, Max Johnston, Russell Radko, Curran Gilmour, Cole Hodges, Coach Steve White. Absent from photo: Kyle Jackson.

Submitted by Dan Piche

In their inaugural season, the Seaway Surge Minor Bantam team captured the Eastern Ontario Baseball Association Championship. After finishing the regular season in 4th place in the 11-team league, the Surge ran the table in the playoffs, going undefeated in the double knockout format. Leading up to the championship game, the Surge defeated elite teams from Kingston, Whitby, and Oshawa. In the deciding game, the Surge faced their season long rival, the top seeded AAA Ottawa Chiefs. Leading 5-2 heading into the last inning, the Surge surrendered 3 runs that forced the game into extra innings. The Surge were able to squeeze in a run in the top of the 8th and keep the Chiefs off the scoreboard in the bottom of the inning to win in dramatic fashion.

On behalf of the entire Seaway Surge organization, the coaches, players and parents from all of the other Seaway Surge teams, we would like to pass along our congratulations to the Bantam players on their success, as well as Steve White and the rest of his coaching staff for their dedication and hard work. They, along with the other three Surge teams represented our district tremendously both on and off the field. Well done!

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