Orangeville Junior Bengals tied with Mansfield Cubs in playoff series

July 27, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The Orangeville Junior Bengals are tied at one in a best-of-three playoff series with the Mansfield Cubs.

The North Dufferin Baseball League Junior Division playoffs got underway on July 21.

Game one of the Orangeville versus Mansfield series was supposed to take place in Mansfield on Thursday, July 20, but heavy rain that started just prior to game time made the field unplayable.

The game was rescheduled for Sunday, July 23, at Princess of Wales Park in Orangeville, and that game was delayed due to more rain, although it finally let up, and protection around the mound and home plate kept those areas dry.

After a fast first inning, the Bengals got on base with a single from Logan Sheppard, but the side retired with no runs.

The Bengals were on the scoreboard in the third inning when Noah McDonald hit a single, then stole second base and made it to third on an error. Braydon St. Denis followed up with a hit that brought in two Orangeville runs.

From there, the Bengals really got the bats moving and finished the game with a strong effort to win 9-0 and take an early lead in the series.

Game two of the series got underway the following night, Monday, July 24, in Mansfield.

The series was tied when the Cubs came out on top with a 6-5 win.

Game three of the series was scheduled for Tuesday, July 25, in Orangeville, with results not available at press time.

The other Junior Division series has the Barrie Baycats up against the Innisfil Cardinals.

Barrie won the first game of that series, 5-4, on their home diamond.

Game two of the series was postponed due to weather.

This year, the top two teams in the division got a bye in the first round of playoffs.

The Orillia Royals finished in first place this year after a stellar season that saw them take only two losses.

In second place, the Creemore Padres finished the regular season with a 10-7-1 record.

Once the first round of playoffs is completed, the Royals will be up against the bottom seed, with Creemore taking on the other remaining team.

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