dominated every other team during
the week of play with lop-sided victories in every game except
for the two games they played against the NDG Lynx. In those
games, the Chiefs won, but only by very slim margins of 4-3 and
10-7 with the 4-3 game being decided by a
controversial bases loaded balk call.
There is no doubt in my mind that
the Whalley Chiefs did not want to see the Lynx again in the
finals. The Lynx had shown Whalley that they could play at their
level. However, as we know the Lynx fell one game short of that
chance by losing to the Glace Bay Antonians 7-3 in a game that
would end up taking over twenty-four hours to complete because
of persistent rain-delays. I'm sure the constant delays had an
effect on the NDG Lynx players but to be honest the Glace Bay
players were in the same boat, so to speak, so hats off to them
on their hard fought victory.
In the end, the NDG Senior Lynx have
every right to be proud of their season. They had a regular season record of
47-3-1, won all five of the tournaments they attended, finished
second in the round-robin portion of the National tournament,
and faced Canada's top team, the Whalley Chiefs, and proved to
them and themselves that they can play with the best in the
They say if you reach for the stars
you may not touch them but you won't come up with a handful of
mud either. The NDG Senior Lynx reached for the stars and in
doing so proved to themselves and the rest of the country that
they can play with any team and hold their own.
On behalf of NDG Minor Baseball, I'd
like to thank the NDG Senior Lynx players, the Lynx coaching
staff, and the dedicated parents on a very inspiring and
entertaining season. It's been a fun ride!