2016 Canada Day Classic Results
Brampton Royals capture the 2016 Canada Day Classic
The 2016 Canada Day Classic kicked off on Friday, July 1st when most Canadians were celebrating Canada Day. In Oakville, the only sporting activity that you could find in the town was the Oakville Little league Canada Day Classic. The tournament had twelve teams participating from around the Province for the right to get to Championship Day.
Friday was a day full of all kinds of weather including short spurts of rain, sun and strong winds. This did not stop the event from getting underway with all twelve teams competing. Saturday was moving day in baseball where the teams who started off with a loss in the tournament needed to get back on track with a chance to win two games on Saturday.
The league had plenty of volunteer help for the weekend to show the teams a great experience in Oakville. The teams had a chance to have thier games announced and music played in between innings to get the teams pumped up.
All in all, the weekend tournament was a huge success thanks to our volunteers, umpires and all of the well behaved teams who came out to compete for the weekend.
The Semi-Finals on Sunday morning had the host team Oakville Whitecaps taking on the Brampton Royals at River Oaks North. The Brampton Royals defeated the Oakville Whitecaps to advance to the finals against the winner of the other semi-finals at Glen Abbey.
At Glen Abbey, the Mississauga Majors took on the Sudbury Shamrocks in what turned out to be a tough defensive battle as both teams were locked at 5 runs each heading into the sixth inning. Mississauge proved to be just a little bit stronger as they took the lead in the sixth and never looked back setting up for a great final between Mississauga Majors and the Brampton Royals.
The finals between Brampton and Mississauge was a good one and at the end of the game, Brampton put up a few more runs than Mississauge and won the game and tournament.
Congratulations to the Brampton Royals for taking the title of 2016 Canada Classic Champions. Thanks to all of the twelve teams for supporting this great tournament and we hope to see your organizations back in 2017.