Suspended game ends in heart-break for Spartans

MARKHAM – It was a heart-breaker, but the CWOSSA champion Centennial Spartans were knocked out of the OFSAA West high school baseball championship tournament Thursday.

The ninth-seed Spartans had trailed the fourth-seed Glendale Bears of Hamilton 1-0 after the third inning Wednesday when rain forced its suspension.

The teams picked it up from there Thursday morning, but managed a run each the rest of the way with Glendale winning 2-1. The Spartans had the tying run on base when the game’s final out was recorded.

Glendale was ousted when the Bears suffered an 11-6 loss to second-seed A.N. Myer Marauders of Niagara Falls later in the day.

Four teams remain in the double knockout tournament at the start of play Friday and two of them will advance to next week’s OFSAA Final Four tournament.

One of the teams to advance will be either third-seed Mount Carmel Lions of Mississauga or fifth-seed Pickering Trojans. Both are undefeated in the tournament and are to meet Friday morning.

The loser of that game will meet the winner of another morning game between the sixth-seed St. Elizabeth Panthers of Thornhill and A.N. Myer for the other berth in the provincial final four.


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