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The Tigers are Growling Again
The Tigers are back. And they’re still roaring.
Cam Frick’s Delta bombers were the best bantam team in the country last season. Yes, they lost 5-4 in the Canadian final but that was to a Provincial all-star team and it took a dribbler, a blooper, and a pitcher tripping and falling on a rundown for Ontario to luck out.
The pandemic has ripped this season apart but the current Tigers are back in the saddle and riding winners.
After half a dozen productive intra-squads the Tigers hooked up with the North Delta Junior Blue Jays.
They lost the opener 4-3 on a walk off. Then, in the rematch, the roof caved in and they gave up three unearned runs in the first inning. That might have KO’d a lot of teams competing against older players but these kids showed a ton of grit and battled back, losing only 5-1.
Marcus Siemens, Noah Bourgeois, Will Anderson and Macin MacDonald were solid on the hill.
Bring on the Chiefs
That set the stage for the first of three against the bantam Whalley Chiefs.
Kenny Scott, who just may be the best catcher in the country, gave a clinic at Winskill on exactly how to ignite an offense in the lead-off hole as the Tigers rambled to a 10-2 runaway. He ripped a pair of hits, added two walks, stole three bases and scored three times. Just what the Chicago Cubs need.
Siemens matched Kenny with two knocks, plus an RBI, and Anderson and Nate Colina both delivered pinch-hits to drive in a run.
Jaren Yamaoka started on the mound, throwing three solid innings, Noah del Rosario dominated with four K’s in two frames, Colina added two more strikeouts, and Finley McConnell finished it up with a shutout eighth inning.
There were also two exceptional defensive plays. The Chiefs tried a double steal but catcher Matthew Fischer fired a heads up throw to MacDonald at short to nail the trail runner. And Bourgeois turned a great double play at third base, tagging one runner, then spinning and throwing out the hitter.
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Ryan Dempster--16 years in MLB. All-star twice. World Series ring 2013
James Paxton--New York Yankees
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