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December 11, 2020

Dorchester's Mendham is Canadian Baseball's player of the year

DORCHESTER, ON. - David Mendham is Canadian Baseball Network’s 2020 Canadian college player of the year. The six-foot three native of Dorchester received 54 of the 62 first place votes, from ballots cast by a CBN panel. Mendham was also named to CBN’s all-Canadian team at third base. During a spring season shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the left-handed hitting sophomore batted .493 with 36 hits and 26 RBIs in 21 games for the Connors State Cowboys, a division one college, in Warner, Okla.

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September 5, 2020

Cardinals capture ICBA Loop A 12U title

ST. THOMAS - Tayven Barned, Luke Thomas and Aaron Dyke, each drove in two runs to lead the St. Thomas Cardinals to a 7-4 win over the Brantford Jr. Red Sox, in the ICBA bracket A 12U final, at the Tarry Complex. Barned also starred on the mound, tossing a one hit shutout over four innings, striking out nine batters and walking three.

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August 31, 2020

Cards clinch first to host 12U playoffs

ST. THOMAS - A first place finish allows the St. Thomas Cardinals to host the 12U playoffs. The Cardinals wrapped up their exhibition schedule, finishing at 8-2, defeating Brantford on the road, before splitting a double-header with Hamilton, at the Tarry Complex on Saturday. St. Thomas will host their semifinal, Friday, September 4th, at 7 p.m.

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August 22, 2020

11U Cardinals stay perfect winning twin bill

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Cardinals moved to 9-0 taking both games of a double-header against the Brantford Jr. Red Sox, today in 11U minor baseball exhibition play.

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August 21, 2020

Barned leads 12U Cardinals

ST. THOMAS - Thanks to a pair of 10 run games, the St. Thomas Cardinals' U12 team has improved to 6-1 for the season. Tayven Barned belted a home run and added a single, collecting four RBI, to lead the Cardinals to a 10-5 win in game one against the Brantford Jr. Red Sox. Barned tossed a shut out in game two, a 10-0 mercy win in five innings. Barned whiffed 10 batters, while allowing three hits and one base on ball.

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August 15, 2020

12U Cardinals take twin bill from Cambridge

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Cardinals improved to 4-1 with a pair of wins over the Cambridge Cubs in 12U minor baseball exhibition play, at the Tarry Complex. In a shortened season due to COVID-19, St. Thomas is having exhibition double-headers with Cambridge, Brantford and Hamiltion throughout the month of August.

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August 18, 2019

Keyframe and Formet rout way to STMBA house league titles

ST. THOMAS - Neither Keyframe Communications nor Formet Industries wasted time capturing their respective St. Thomas Minor Baseball house league championship.
Keyframe completed a sweep of both the regular season and playoff peewee titles, defeating Centennial Sports Club, 13-2, in a five inning mercy, in the final.
In the mosquito final, Formet also needed just five innings to take care of Centennial Sports Club, 16-4.

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August 14, 2019

Dorchester's Evan Burns hits for a natural cycle

DORCHESTER - Evan Burns had a ball game to remember. The 15-year old pitcher and third baseman from Dorchester, hit for the cycle for the 16U London Badgers, during an exhibition tilt against the Tecumseh Thunder, August 11th, in Tecumseh. A sixth inning grand slam completed the cycle in a 20-6 win, with Burns delivering 10 RBIs in the game.

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August 11, 2019

Yurek takes an all St. Thomas 18U House League final

ST. THOMAS -  St. Thomas had the monopoly on the London and District Baseball Association (LDBA) 18U midget house league championship. It was an all St. Thomas Cardinals final, as Yurek Pharmacy silenced Dowler-Karn, 15-0, after four innings, at Emslie Field. Collin Banman pitched four perfect innings on just 43 pitches for the win.

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August 10, 2019

St. Thomas House League rookie ball champs crowned

ST. THOMAS -  Jaxon Somerville delivered a walk-off single, to lift Millcreek Plumbing over Snip-its, 6-5, in the St. Thomas Minor Baseball junior rookie ball final, at the Centennial diamonds. In the senior rookie ball final, Streib Trucking held off Geerlinks Home Hardware, 7-6.

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August 5, 2019

Cambridge edges Brampton for OBA 13U Elims title

ST. THOMAS -  The Cambridge Cubs are Baseball Ontario's 13U provincial champions, holding off the Brampton Royals, 6-5, in the final, Sunday night at the Tarry Complex.
Cambridge led 6-2 early, before Brampton scored two runs in the sixth inning and one more in the seventh. The Royals stranded the tying run on second base and potential winning run on first.
In the semifinals, Brampton came back to defeat the London Badgers, 10-9, walking off the game in the bottom of the seventh. Cambridge edged the Whitby Wolves, 5-4.
Both teams advance to the 13U National championship, in Repentigny (Montreal), Québec, August 22-25th.

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September 2, 2018

Astros swat Stingers in OBA major Mosquito C final

DORCHESTER, ON -  Midway through the Ontario Baseball major mosquito C final, Mitchell Astros’ pitcher Dominic Marshall swatted then stepped on a bee that was flying around him. It may have been a sign. Heading into the seventh inning, Mitchell led 9-4, but the Beamsville Stingers came out buzzing, scoring four runs and moving the potential equalizer to third base. But similar to that bee, Marshall had the final move, forcing a ground out to first base to end the game, in favour of the Astros, 9-8. Mitchell went 6-0 winning the 12-team tournament.

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September 1, 2018

Dorchester eliminated at OBA major mosquito tourney

DORCHESTER, ON. -  The Dorchester Diamondbacks' run was held up by the Saugeen River Bandits, losing 15-13, at the Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) major mosquito C championship.
The D-Backs finish at 2-2. Dorchester opened the 12-team double knockout tournament with a 15-0 loss to Listowel, before winning one run games over both Essex and Amherstburg.
The Aylmer Pirates, the second local team, lost back to back to Saugeen and Amherstburg. Saugeen, Ingersoll, Beamsville, each with one loss and the undefeated Mitchell Astros, are the four teams seeing action Sunday.

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August 31, 2018

Local teams open OBA tournament with losses

DORCHESTER, ON. -  Both the Dorchester Diamondbacks and the Aylmer Pirates had rough starts to the Ontario Baseball Assocation major mosquito C double knockout tournament. The host team was blanked 16-0 by the Listowel Legionnaires, while Aylmer dropped their opener to the Saugeen River Cats, 12-2. The Ingersoll Ironbirds, Beamsville Stingers, Mitchell Astros and Uxbridge Grizzlies, all opened with wins.

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May 11, 2018

Players display skills at MLB Pitch, Hit and Run

THORNDALE, ON. -  Two dozen players, a majority representing Dorchester minor baseball, tested their skills in pitching accuracy, hitting power and accuracy and base running speed, at a MLB Pitch, Hit and Run local competition.

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September 2, 2017

Dorchester's run ends early at OBA minor mosquito provincials

DORCHESTER -  Teams from Dorchester are at their respective Ontario Baseball Association provincial tournaments this weekend. The Woodslee O's eliminated the Dorchester Diamondbacks, at the minor mosquito B provincials. Dorchester's minor peewee team went 1-2.

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June 25, 2017

Pitchers deliver Dorchester a major mosquito Slam title

DORCHESTER -  Led by a six hit, 13 strikeout combined performance by pitchers Colin Langstaff and Ryker Daniel, the Dorchester Diamondbacks defeated the North Toronto A's, 7-2, in the major mosquito final, at the Dorchester Summer Slam baseball tournament. Langstaff went four innings, striking out seven batters, while Daniel sat down six batters over three innings.
North Toronto opened the scoring with two runs in the first inning. Dorchester cut the deficit in half in the third inning, before pulling ahead 3-2 in the fourth. The Diamondbacks took control with a three run fifth inning and then tacked on a run in the seventh.

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June 24, 2017

Dorchester opens Summer Slam with a rout

DORCHESTER -  The Dorchester Diamondbacks won their opening game, at the Summer Slam tournament, minor mosquito division, crushing Oshawa, 26-4. The event goes today to Sunday, with teams from far away as Toronto and Mt. Forest 



September 8, 2016

Ivy stings Mississauga for Ontario mosquito title

DORCHESTER -  They weren't quite poison ivy with no one wanting to touch, but for the Ivy Leafs, no one could touch them on the diamond. The Ivy Leafs ran the table on their way to a Select Ontario Baseball Association mosquito provincial title.

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September 7, 2016

Dorchester hangs tough with the big centres

THORNDALE, ON. -  They are the little team that could. Dorchester Black Sox showed they can play with the big boys at the OBA select rookie ball tournament.

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