Brussels Tigers claim A-A Championship at home tournament - Aug. 2, 2018
BY DENNY SCOTT
The Brussels Tigers bested the Linwood Chiefs in a low-scoring 2-1 final game to win the A-A championshiop the Brussels squad’s own 47th annual Men’s Invitational Fastball Tournament to keep the top honours at home.
The Chiefs, who had laid waste to Harwood Corners 10-0 and bested Walton 2-0 in their early bracket games, were felled by the Tigers Sunday night for the final game.
The Tigers, on Friday night, bested the Delaware Highlanders 11-0 before edging out the Kitchener Selects 2-0 to earn a berth in the semi-final. To get to the finals, the Tigers nearly shutout the Fullarton A’s 13-1.
Shawn Daw of the Brussels Tigers said the weekend was a great one even before the Tigers took the A-A final.
“The weekend started with a half hour rain delay,” he said. “Once the games got started, the weather was great for the weekend.”
He said the Tigers had an impressive offence, outscoring their opponents 28-2, with good pitching as well.
Daw pitched the first game against the Delaware Highlanders, earning the 11-0 shutout win. For the second game, Dennis Dewar and Ty Sebastian split responsibilities with Dewar pitching nearly six full innings and Sebastian earning the save in the 2-0 win.
Sebastian also pitched the shortened three-inning 13-1 win over the Fullarton A’s.
He stayed on the mound for the full seven innings of the A-A final against Linwood, recording a rare no-hitter in which the opposing team scored a run, but still went down 2-1.
The tournament started Friday evening and featured a dozen teams from near and far.
Locally, the Walton Brewers, after being edged out by Harwood Corners 3-2 in both teams’ opening game, posted a convincing 8-1 win over the Monkton Muskrats to advance to the B-A Finals. The Brewers posted a 4-1 win over the Goderich Grizzlies to claim that prize.
The A-B final saw the Kitchener Selects shut-out Harwood Corners 7-0 for the win while the B-B Final saw a close, high-scoring game between the victorious Monkton Muskrats and the Delaware Highlanders with a 9-8 final score.
To see the full bracket, including all scores from the tournament, visit The Citizen’s website at
The Tigers continued their regular Huron County Fastball League season play on Wednesday with an away game against Wingham and then against Belmore on Aug. 8 in Brussels with an 8:30 p.m. start time.
For more information on the league, visit hcfl.bravesites.com