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Rookie Lakers Capture Home Tournament Title

By Ryan Georges, 06/10/19, 8:45AM EDT


Our Rookie travel team played stellar baseball this past weekend winning our Laker Classic.

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