Owen Sound caps win OASA eliminations in Cambridge

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It’s banner season for the Selects.

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Owen Sound Selects Under-23 team outscored Tavistock 11-1 to win the 2021 OASA Under-23 elimination tournament in Cambridge last weekend.

With Softball Canada canceling its national championships amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament is the premier local event for Ontario’s Under-23 fastball teams.

The Riley Manion Selects took home the five-team tournament’s most valuable pitcher award.

Manion went 3-1 with 21 innings pitched, seven earned runs, 12 hits and 36 strikeouts.

Owen Torrie led the way with the stick for Owen Sound. Torrie finished the tournament seven for 15 at home plate. Mac Fischer, Brendan Hagerman and Brady Hogg also helped with the swings, all finishing at or near the .500 mark.

Owen Sound opened the tournament with a 6-1 victory over the Alvinston Aces, placing them against Ivanhoe where they won 15-8.

The Selects then beat Tavistock 6-4 in extra innings.

This victory set the stage for Owen Sound and Tavistock to meet again in the final of the double elimination tournament.

If Owen Sound won, they would win the championship. If Tavistock won, both teams would play a rematch as it would be Owen Sound’s first loss of the tournament.

In this case, Tavistock won the first match at the end of the seventh inning in walk-off mode, setting up a rubber match.

The Selects steamed Tavistock in the rematch, 11-1, and were crowned champions.

Owen Sound is now preparing for the 2021 Rawlings Grand Slam Softball Championship in Saskatoon from September 2-5.

The Selects will be joined in Saskatoon by the Ontario teams, the Alvinston Aces and the Tavistock Merchants.

Teams from Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Saskatchewan are ready to compete in the Grand Slam event.

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