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Submitted photo The Meridian Credit Union Orillia Royals Peewee Select Baseball Team captured the York-Simcoe B-Division Championship. In the front row, from left: Richard Thompson, James Pritchard, Matthew Montross, Jacob Budney, Nathan Molloy and Kyle Heckendorn. Second Row: Calum McKim, Will Timpano, Dylan Rankin and Emitt McDonald. Back Row: Tim Timpano (head coach), Butch Rankin (associate coach), Taylor Pratt (associate coach). Absent: Matthew Bush, Gabe Rutherford, Katie Pritchard (team manager) and Matt Salmon (assistant coach).

Royals complete playoffs undefeated

The Meridian Credit Union Orillia Royals peewee selects finished their season in fine form, going undefeated at the year-end playoff tournament to capture the B Division Championship of the York-Simcoe Baseball Association.

The Orillia Wes Brennan Construction minor bantam Royals won an Ontario Baseball Association AA title in Brantford on the weekend, capping a spectacular season. In the front row, from left, are Nolan MacNeal, Jhett Winkel, Teddy McCollum-Kuntz, Owen Kaczanowski, Kobe Gefroy, Aydan Hall and Whyatt Winkel. In the back row: Wes Winkel, Max Barzo, Wyatt Thompson, Max Rutherford, Ben Barzo, Chase Brennan, Owen Buckland, Jack Brennan and Mark Kuntz. (SUBMITTED)

Royals rule in Brantford

The Wes Brennan Construction minor bantam Royals capped their Cinderella season on the weekend by shocking league champions from across the province to win the Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) championship in Brantford.

An eagle-eyed Cambridge Cubs batter opts not to swing at a low ball from the Sudbury pitcher during their contest Saturday in Orillia. (DAVE DAWSON/THE PACKET & TIMES)

Mosquito season

Orillia hosted the 12-team Ontario Baseball Association Select Tournament for the province’s top mosquito-division teams on the weekend.

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna pauses after giving up a solo home run to Baltimore Orioles Welington Castillo, pictured behind, to tie the game in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Jays lose in extras after blown save

As impressive as he has been in his young career, sometimes it feels like you don't know which version of Roberto Osuna will show up on a given day to close out a baseball game.

SUBMITTED The Orillia White Sox made it to the division finals of the South Simcoe Minor Baseball Association.

Solid finish for Sox

The Orillia Papa John's White Sox have finished their South Simcoe Minor Baseball Association bantam house-league season as divisional finalists.

Nationals owner Mark Lerner said in a letter to a Washington Post columnist that he had cancer and had his left leg amputated. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo/Files)

Nats owner had leg amputated

Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner said Thursday night in a letter to a Washington Post columnist that he had cancer and had his left leg amputated.

Kevin Pillar of the Toronto Blue Jays dives but is tagged out at home plate by Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees during MLB action at Rogers Centre on Aug. 9, 2017. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Jays doomed early by long bombs

TORONTO — Wednesday's game between the Blue Jays and Yankees was a parade. A hit parade for New York and a parade from the bullpen to the mound for Toronto.

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