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U15 Cardinals take LDBA title

Cardinals fly through LDBA playoffs


 St. Thomas outscores opponents 27-8 going 3-0 for U15 title


 August 28, 2023



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St. Thomas Cardinals, London and District Baseball U15 champions are, from left, front row - Cooper Henderson, Nathan Watson, Cam Morrison, Mason Beechey, Luke Thomas, Luke Ordeonneau, back row - coach Ryan Morrison, coach Rob Atchison, Jacob Welch, Ethan Underhill, Callum Ryckman, Aiden Ward, Tyler Serratore, Wyatt Atchison, Finn Towers, Gavin Roose, Jack Ramsay, coach Derek Brooks, coach Tom Watson. (photo / courtesy of Ryan Morrison)



By Rob J. Ross 

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Cardinals went in to the London District Baseball Association 15U playoffs as the front runners and the red birds didn't disappoint.

Following a 17-3-1 regular season, the Cardinals flew through the playoffs, winning all three games, at Emslie Field over the weekend.

Wyatt Atchison dominated on the mound, pitching a complete game five inning shutout, striking out six batters, silencing North London, 13-0, in the final Sunday morning.

Gavin Roose, Aiden Ward, Finn Towers, and Luke Ordronneau produced key hits, as the Cardinals had a 13 hit effort in total.

North London loaded the bases twice , but the Cardinals defence made clutch plays to preserve the shutout.

St. Thomas opened the playoffs downing the London AAA 14U Badgers, 7-5, in what would be their toughest game.

Pitcher Nathan Watson worked six and two-thirds innings for the win.

The Cardinals took the lead in the bottom of the second inning, on a Aiden Ward double.

Ward had a pair of hits and Cooper Henderson went three-for-three, in a 7-3 win against the West London Tincaps.

Pitchers Callum Ryckman and Aiden Ward combined to strike out nine batters over the seven innings.

Up next for the Cardinals is the Ontario Baseball Association U15 championship, Labour Day weekend in Tillsonburg

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