The Leamington Lakers Rookie Major travel baseball team took part in the Leamington Lakers Classic tournament June 7-9.
The Rookie Lakers completed round robin play with a 3-0 record after cruising to wins versus Belle River, Woodslee and Kingsville.
In semifinal action, the Lakers topped the Simcoe Giants by mercy rule 14-3 in 5 innings. That win set up a championship match against the Lasalle Titans.
In the final game, the Rookie Lakers went into the bottom of the last inning tied with the Titans 7-7. Jonathan Grundner carried the Lakers to victory with a walk off bomb that scored Johnny Giesbrecht from first base to clinch the tournament win in dramatic fashion. All Lakers players had a great weekend with Grundner taking home final game and tournament MVP honours for his strong effort.
Team members (Photo)
Front Row (kneeling): Ben Liebrock, Owen Derksen, Johnathan Grundner, Issac Giesbrecht, Jackson Wall, Johnathan Recker, Kevin Fehr
Middle Row: Johnathan Joseph, Johnny Giesbrecht, Kayden Cook, AJ Youssef, Isaiah Georges
Back Row: Coaches Tony Youssef, Ryan Georges, Kevin Cook, Ryan Derksen (head coach), John Giesbrecht, Bob Grundner