2010, 7:15 p.m.
The 9U Canton Cardinals travel baseball team locked up an undefeated Central Division title in the KVBSA with a 13-0 win over the Livonia Legends on Wednesday night. The Cardinals went 14-0 in their division, outscoring divisional opponents, 242-57.
The Cards are 20-1 overall in the league with one non-division game remaining.
"From the start of the season we talked about how each player has a role to fill on this team," said head coach Pat McAuliffe. "They accepted their roles and we've had a little taste of success as a result.
"Since January, we've been working with the players on hitting mechanics. We set the tone early with the boys that every Cardinal would be a hitter - that we would make opposing defenses work to make outs. As a result, we've had a solid hitting lineup from one through 12, and a team on-base percentage over .600. We're proud of the work ethic on this team."
The Canton Cardinals 9U team consists of
(front row from left) Thomas Harvey, Guido Costantino, Michael Kruszka,
Jacob Kash, Kyle Aniol, (second row from left) Aaron Dolney, Ryan
McAuliffe, Ben Spencer, Ryan Zerona, Robby Begley, (top row from left)
Adam Pitcole, Coach Pat McAuliffe, Coach Rich Harvey, Coach Bob Begley
and Jimmy Knittel.
Tryouts for the Canton Cardinals 2011 Teams will be held August 8th and 22nd. Please see www.gcybsa.com for additional details.