Etobicoke Junior Umpire of the Year, 2010

In Bloordale Baseball News, Hall of Fame, Umpires by Patrick McConnell

Zac Kelcher-McConnell has earned the distinction of being named the Etobicoke Baseball Association’s Junior Umpire of the Year for 2010. Zac is one of the most requested Level 1 Umpires within the ranks of Bloordale. It is an honour that he has earned both on and off field with the league’s coaches, executive and umpire-in-chief. During the 2010 season, Zac has demonstrated the following skills: shows up early for all of his assignments dresses in full umpire uniform (and in …

Etobicoke Senior Umpire of the Year, 2010

In Bloordale Baseball News, Hall of Fame, Umpires by Patrick McConnell

  Neil Riddell has been named the Etobicoke Baseball Association Senior Umpire of the Year for 2010. Neil is one of Bloordale’s most requested level 2 umpires by house league, select, and Ranger coaches. In fact, his skills are highly recommended by Etobicoke Ranger Coaches DaCosta and Meehan. If you are familiar with the demands of these two coaches, you know Neil has earned his stripes to receive this type of praise. The recommendation is based on many factors of …

McMaster Rookie of Year

In Bloordale Baseball News, Hall of Fame, Umpires by Patrick McConnell

Bloordale Baseball alumnist Brandon “BJ” Hibbert has been named 2010 McMaster University Baseball Team Rookie of the Year. It is an honour BJ earned every day he took the field to practice or play a game. He led the league with 15 stolen bases in 14 games while batting .250 with 52 at bats. He had a slugging percentage of .308 while working opposing pitchers for 8 walks. With great speed and canon for an arm, BJ had a phenomenal …

Bloordale Alumnist signs Letter of Intent

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

Bloordale Alumnist, Michael Ferracuti, has signed his Letter of Intent to attend University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas this coming September.  Michael will be attending St. Mary on a combination Athletic and Academic scholarship and we’re very excited for him.  The U. of St. Mary “Spires” compete in the NAIA Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC).   Here is a link to their website.  Michael currently attends and plays baseball at Erie Community College in Williamsville, NY and has grown up playing …

Bloordale Founder Passes Away

In Bloordale Baseball News, Hall of Fame by Patrick McConnell

 One of Bloordale’s founding executive members, John (Jack) Benneyworth, passed away earlier this year. Our condolences to the Bennyworth family. Please see the obitutary below that originally appeared in the Toronto Star.  JOHN (JACK) WESLEY BENNEYWORTH Jack passed away at Etobicoke General Hospital on January 28, 2011 at the age of 85. Born January 10, 1926 in Toronto, Jack is survived by his wife, Margaret (Peg), boys Jon (Jill), Jamie (Samah) and Robbie (Julie); and grandchildren Kati, Mac, Audrey, Garrett and Sarah. …

2010 Newsletter Available

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

The 2010 annual newsletter is available for downloading. The newsletter, handed out to league families and players during our divisional banquets, contains reports from all executive members highlighting the year’s events. You can also find a summary of how teams finished in thier various divisions and a complete list of wonderful team sponsors. Download your copy today.

2010 TBA West Bantam Select Champs

In Bloordale Baseball News, Hall of Fame, Select Team News, Uncategorised by Patrick McConnell

TBA West Bantam Select Champions The Bloordale Bantam Select team won the TBA West championship over Martingrove in an exciting 12-11 seven inning game in the 2010 Final game. This brought to a close what was a long, rain delayed and well-played TBA West championship tournament that  six days to complete. The Bantams came the long way through the draw after losing their first game in the double knock out format. From that point on, every game was a must …

2010 Bantam Select are West Hill Champs

In Bloordale Baseball News, Hall of Fame, Select Team News by Patrick McConnell

July 2010 Bloordale Bantam Team The Bloordale Bantam team (14 and 15 year olds) were the 2010 Champions in West Hill. Bloordale went undefeated, going a remarkable 5-0 over the weekend and culminating in a tense, exciting 11-10 final game win against North Bay. The championship game went back and forth for more than 3 hours before Bloordale won it in the 10th inning with outfielder Brandon Haynes squeezing the final out on a long, loud fly ball to left …