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August 19, 2018

Bottom of seventh rally lifts Mississauga North over Windsor

ST. THOMAS (10 p.m.) - Noah Wood Jolivet will go down in Mississauga sports forklore. With one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Wood-Jolivet punched out what is now his biggest hit of his career, a RBI single scoring Johnny Liu, to lift Mississauga North over the Windsor Selects, 6-5, in the 21U men’s National baseball championship gold medal game, at Emslie Field.
New Brunswick dumped Quebec, 7-2, to win the bronze medal, leaving the four time champions off the podium this year.
 

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August 19, 2018

New Brunswick eliminates St. Thomas in 21U quarterfinals

ST. THOMAS (11:30 a.m.) - There will no medal this year for the St. Thomas Tomcats. New Brunswick upended the host team, with a 7-3 win in a quarterfinal, at the 21U men's National baseball championship, at Emslie Field. Pitcher Dominic Tardiff scattered seven hits over six innings, striking out six Tomcats, leading New Brunswick to an upset win. Although 1-3 in pool play, New Brunswick wasted no time jumping out to an early 3-0, thanks to a Nicholas LeBlanc homer. The Tomcats tied the game in the third, but failed to capitalize on a bases loaded one out situation. New Brunswick responded with two runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth.
Windsor also pulled out an upset in the other quarterfinal, eliminating the Oshawa Legionaires, the Ontario champions, with a 2-1 win.
 

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August 18, 2018

Tomcats rout Nova Scotia advancing to quarters at 21U Nationals

ST. THOMAS (11:30 p.m.) -  The quest for a medal now begins. The St. Thomas Tomcats are one of six surviving teams, advancing from their pool, following a 12-3 sinking of Nova Scotia, at the 21U men’s National baseball championship, at Emslie Field. St. Thomas finishes pool play at 3-1 and will face New Brunswick (1-3), in a quarterfinal, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, at Emslie Field.
 

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August 18, 2018

Martin bombs lifts Quebec over St. Thomas in battle of 2-0 teams

ST. THOMAS (3 p.m.) -  Jonathan Martin put Quebec in the driver's seat.
Martin hit a pair of homers, including a three run bomb, to lead Quebec over the St. Thomas Tomcats, 8-7, in a showdown of their pool's 2-0 teams, at the 21U Men's National baseball championship, at Emslie Field.
Quebec moves to 3-0 and has the inside lane to finish first in their pool, earning a bye to the semifinals. Quebec led 5-0, thanks to Martin's homers and 8-4, heading into the seventh inning, but the Tomcats never rolled over. Troy Lofgren smacked a grand slam, making it a 5-4 game. Daniel Lichty batted four for four.
 

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August 18, 2018

Tomcats improve to 2-0 with late, late night victory over Saskatchewan

ST. THOMAS (2 a.m.) -  While most people were sleeping or perhaps just leaving the local bar, the St. Thomas Tomcats were playing baseball. It was late night, or early morning, but certainly a midnight oasis, as the Tomcats improved to 2-0, holding on to defeat Saskatchewan, 6-5, at the 2018 21U men's National championship, at Emslie Field.
 

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August 17, 2018

Tomcats beat familiar provincial rival in 21U opener

ST. THOMAS (8 p.m.) -  Travis Keys and his St. Thomas Tomcats teammates had to wait 24 hours longer, but then they had the pleasure of defeating one of their provincial rivals. Keys worked four innings on the hill, striking out five batters, as the Tomcats defeated the Windsor Selects, 5-2, in their opening game, to the 21U men’s National baseball championship, at Emslie Field. The 10-team tournament, originally scheduled to start Thursday morning, was delayed an entire day due to the inclement weather and wet field conditions. St. Thomas plays Saskatchewan tonight.
 

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August 15, 2018

Nova Scotia's Sanford wins 21U home run derby

ST. THOMAS -  It may not have been as thrilling as hitting baseballs into the Pacific Ocean, but Jake Sanford still took pleasure sending the stitched horsehide into the night sky at Emslie Field.
The six-foot four outfielder from Team Nova Scotia, won the home run derby at the Baseball Canada 21u men's championship, out-slugging Oshawa Legionnaire Brendon Dadson and Windsor Select's Gibson Krzeminski, in the final round.
 

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August 14, 2018

Tomcats ready to face nation at 21U championship

ST. THOMAS -  The St. Thomas Tomcats are ready to take on the the country. The local junior team is hosting Baseball Canada’s 2018 21U men’s championship, with games starting Thursday, at both Emslie and Cardinal Fields. A home run contest kicks off the tournament, Wednesday, 6 p.m at Emslie. Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan will be represented, along with Ontario teams, Oshawa, Mississauga North and Windsor.
 

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July 13, 2018

Victory moves Tomcats above .500

ST. THOMAS -  The St. Thomas Tomcats had to hang on for the win, but the Junior baseball club now sits two games above .500 for the first time this season. A 6-5 win over the Ilderton Red Army, at Emslie Field, improves the Tomcats to 7-5, in the Southwestern Senior Baseball League. The Tomcats are three and games behind the first place Strathroy Royals (10-1).
 

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July 8, 2018

Tomcats split exhibition double header with rival Windsor Selects

ST. THOMAS -  It may have been just exhibition but the St. Thomas Tomcats and Windsor Selects both wanted two victories. Not surprising considering both clubs are two of the top junior programs in the province. They have also been the finalists in the Ontario Baseball Association Junior Elimination tournament for the past two years. The rivals split a double-header, Sunday, at Emslie Field, with the Tomcats taking game one, 6-2, while the Selects grabbed game two, 11-8. At last year's 21U Nationals, in Gatineau, Quebec, Windsor took the silver medal, losing to Team Quebec in the final, while the Tomcats brought home the bronze medal.
 

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August 20, 2017

Tomcats bring home bronze in extra inning thriller

GATINEAU, QC. -  The St. Thomas Tomcats did it again in extra innings and this time it earned them hardware.
Travis Keys delivered a two-out double, scoring Troy Lofgren, in the top half of the eighth inning, to lift the Tomcats over Saskatchewan, 3-2, in the bronze medal game, at the Baseball Canada 21U men's championship, at Parc Sancartier.
Pitcher Matthew Bowden picked up the win in bronze game, allowing just two hits and a base on balls, in three innings of relief work. Less than 24 hours earlier, St. Thomas eliminated host Hull-Volant Gatineau, by the same score, in 10 innings.
Quebec won the gold medal, defeating Windsor, 5-3.win.
 

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August 20, 2017

Quebec silences Tomcats in semifinals

GATINEAU, QC. (11:30 a.m.) - The St. Thomas Tomcats will go for a bronze medal.
Vincent Ruel tossed a no-hitter over six innings, as Quebec blanked the Tomcats, 10-0, in a Baseball Canada 21U semi-final, at Parc Sancartier.
The Tomcats threatened in the top of the first inning, loading the bases, thanks to a pair of errors and a walk, but Quebec escaped without allowing a run. That would the most noise the Tomcats could muster against Ruel, who only walked two batters, while striking out six.
Quebec scored three runs in the home half of the first and added to their total in every inning except the second frame.

 

 

August 19, 2017

Keys turns on 'gutsiest' performance in marathon victory

GATINEAU, QC. (11 p.m.) -  The Travis Keys was on.
The St. Thomas Tomcats' pitcher went in to overtime, scattering six hits over nine innings, while striking out 12 batters, to win a 10 inning, three hour marathon, 3-2, over host Hull-Volant Gatineau,  in the quarter-finals, at the 21U Canadian championship, at Parc Sanscartier.
Michael Mommersteeg earned the saved, working the 10th the third and final extra inning.
Matthew Bowden went two-for-three, for the Tomcats, driving in a run and drawing a base on balls. Dan Lichty and Jacob Mansfield both had two singles, while Lawson Burnett had single and two walks. Troy Lofgren delivered the winning single, set up by a Mommersteeg sac bunt.
The Tomcats face Quebec in a semi-final, Sunday morning.

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August 19, 2017

Tomcats' bats sink Nova Scotia

OTTAWA ON. (2:30 p.m.) -  The St. Thomas Tomcats have earned a spot in the Baseball Canada 21U quarterfinals.
The Tomcats made quick work of Nova Scotia, routing their final pool play opponent, 18-1, in four innings, at Ottawa Stadium.
St. Thomas now faces tournament host Hull-Volant Gatineau, 8 p.m. tonight.
Thanks to St. Thomas and Saskatchewan, having both 2-2 records and both beating P.E.I. (1-2), both teams know they advance from their pool before preliminary games were complete. Windsor (4-0) and Quebec (3-0, game remaining vs P.E.I.) have clinched first place in their respective divisions.
Travis Keys led the Tomcats against Nova Scotia, going four-for-four, including a game ending 3-run homer, to give him a game high five RBI.
Jacob Mansfield went three-for-three, including a triple and scored four times, while Daniel Lichty had two singles and three RBI. Troy Lofgren reached base four times, thanks to two singles and being hit by a pitch twice and the Tomcats' catcher scored every time.


 

August 18, 2017

Saskatchewan gives Tomcats ole' prairie thrashing

OTTAWA ON. (11:30 p.m.) -  Like a combine beating the grain away from the stalks on a prairie wheat field, Saskatchewan gave the St. Thomas Tomcats a thrashing.
Saskatchewan picked up their first win dumping the Tomcats, 14-2, in six innings, at the Baseball Canada 21U championship.
"We weren't prepared and didn't play as we should have," Tomcats third baseman Garan Stevens said. "Big game tomorrow that we have to show up and get the job done."
Saskatchewan led 3-2 after one inning and 5-2 after four, before exploding for nine runs, in the sixth inning, to mercy the Tomcats.
"The game got away from us," Stevens added. "Couple knocks here and there for them, with some errors and walks, we lost control of the game."
Tomcats' Daniel Lichty went one-for-two, drew a walk and scord a run, while Jacob Mansfield, was one-for-two, with a RBI. The Tomcats made five errors, including two in the first inning.
St. Thomas faces a must win against Nova Scotia (1-2), Saturday morning, to keep quarter-final hopes alive. Windsor and Quebec, remain undefeated at 3-0, leading their respective divisions.

 

 

August 18, 2017

Tomcats even record behind Mommer's four hitter

GATINEAU QC. (2 p.m.) -  Daniel Lichty and Jacob Mansfield both went three-for-four, with one RBI, leading the St. Thomas Tomcats over Prince Edward Island, 5-4, this morning.
St. Thomas evens their record at 1-1, at the Baseball Canada under-21 championships, after dropping their opener, to Quebec, 11-1, on Thursday.
Michael Mommersteeg picked up the win, tossing a complete game (seven innings) four hitter, striking out three batters and walking four.
Matthew Bowden drove in two runs including the game winning, in the top of the seventh inning. Bowden also drew three base on balls. Zachary Desa also had a RBI. Lichty and Travis Keys, each slapped out doubles.
The Tomcats led 2-0, before P.E.I. scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning. St. Thomas jumped back ahead 4-3, in the top of the third inning, but did leave the bases loaded. P.E.I tied the affair at five in the fifth. St. Thomas out hit P.E.I., 11-5, but stranded 10 runners on base. Defensively, the Tomcats made three errors.

 

 

August 17, 2017

Quebec skins Tomcats in opener at Canadians

GATINEAU, QC. - The St. Thomas Tomcats took one on the chin, in their opening game of the Baseball Canada Under-21 championship, losing 11-1, to Quebec. Quebec scored five runs in both the third and sixth innings, taking advantage of 10 hits and six base on balls. Quebec pitcher Jason Charron tossed a six hitter, striking out six batter and walking one. Zac Desa had the lone St. Thomas RBI.

 

 

August 7, 2017

Off to Junior Nationals, despite Windsor still Tomcats' kryptonite

OSHAWA, ON. –  For the second consecutive year, the Windsor Selects beat the St. Thomas Tomcats, to win the Baseball Ontario Junior Elimination title. Windsor completed an undefeated run in the double-knockout tournament, doubling up on St. Thomas, 4-2, in the final.
Both teams qualify for Baseball Canada's under-21 championship, in Ottawa and Gatineau, Quebec, August 17-20.
The Tomcats were an out away from handing the Selects their first loss and forcing a second game, leading 2-1 in the top of the seventh innning. But Windsor scored one run to tie and two more in the eighth inning.
Tomcats' Troy Lofgren was named the tournament's top hitter, with a .571 average. Lofgren was also the Tomcats' player of the game in the final, going two-for-three, with one RBI and a base on balls.
 

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August 6, 2017

Eliminations down to three teams

OSHAWA, ON. (11 p.m.) - The St. Thomas Tomcats are one of three teams remaining at the Baseball Ontario Junior Elimination double knockout tournament.
The Tomcats beat the Mississauga Tigers, 5-1, to advance possibly to the final, depending the result of the Windsor-Newmarket game at 10 a.m. Monday. Newmarket eliminated the host team, with a 2-1 squeaker.
If Windsor, currently undefeated, wins, it's a rematch of last year's final at 1 p.m. If Newmarket wins, based on the bye system, the Tomcats will face Windsor, in a semi-final. That winner would meet Newmarket in the final. Both finalists advance to the Baseball Canada National Under-21 tournament, in Ottawa-Gatineau, August 17-20. RBI.


 

 

August 6, 2017

Tomcats one of five teams remaining

OSHAWA, ON. (6 p. m.) -  The St. Thomas Tomcats improved to 4-1, today at the Baseball Ontario Junior Elimination double knockout tournament, by eliminating the Hamilton Cardinals, with a 12-7 win. The Tomcats are one of five teams remaining and face Mississauga tonight, while Oshawa plays Newmarket. The defending champion and currently undefeated Windsor Selects have a bye.

 


August 5, 2017

Tomcats enjoy win streak

OSHAWA, ON. - (10 p.m.) The St. Thomas Tomcats have a win streak going at the Baseball Ontario Junior Elimination double knockout tournament. St. Thomas defeated North York, 8-6, tonight and move on to face the Hamilton Cardinals on Sunday.
Earlier today, the Tomcats defeated the Guelph Silvercreeks, a rival from their Junior Intercounty League days, 10-8. The Tomcats have won three games in a row, following an opening loss to Windsor on Friday. Eight teams remain, with the Windsor Selects and Oakville A's, undefeated at 3-0.

 

August 4, 2017

Tomcats are 1-1 at Eliminations

OSHAWA, ON. - The St. Thomas Tomcats face a long route if they want to return to the final, of the Baseball Ontario Junior Elimination tournament.
The Tomcats dropped their opening game to the Windsor Selects, 5-1, earlier today, but rebounded with a 8-2 win over the High Park Braves tonight.

 

August 1, 2017

Eliminations the focus for the Tomcats

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Tomcats are preparing this week for the Baseball Ontario Junior Eliminations, August 4-7, in Oshawa.
The double knockout tournament starts with the Tomcats facing the defending champion Windsor Selects, in a rematch of last year's final, Friday, at Portage Park, 8 p.m.
The Baseball Ontario junior provincial final is on Monday, with both teams qualifying for the Baseball Canada under-21 championship, in Ottawa - Gatineau, August 17-20.
St. Thomas finished the Southwestern Senior Baseball League regular season, in third place, with a 13-5 record.

 

 

July 14, 2017

Lichty homer walks-off Tomcats to 11th win

ST. THOMAS –  The Daniel Lichty shortened the game in quick fashion.
With nobody out, Lichty sent a 2-0 pitch towering over the right field fence, for a three-run homer, taking the St. Thomas Tomcats to their 11th win of the season, by mercying the Ilderton Red Army, 14-4, in six innings, tonight, in Southwestern Senior Baseball League action, at Emslie Field. The Tomcats jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning, highlighted by a two-run double by Hayden Regnier and a two-run single from Colton Phibbs. Tomcats' pitcher Travis Keys allowed four runs on four hits and a base on balls, over the six innings.
The Tomcats improve to 11-3, picking up two wins against Ilderton. Prior to the mercy, the Tomcats finished a suspended game from earlier in the season, downing the Red Army, 9-3.

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July 11, 2017

Rick's two-run single caps comeback victory

ST. THOMAS –  The Jake Rick had the biggest hit of the night for the St. Thomas Tomcats.
Rick punched out a two out two-run single during three run eighth inning, as the Tomcats rallied from a 5-1 deficit, to defeat the Strathroy Royals, 8-5, in Southwestern Senior Baseball League action, at Emslie Field. Pitcher Kevin Bowden earned the win, after allowing no hits over two and one-third innings, entering the game to start the sixth inning. Michael Mommersteeg picked up the save.

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