The 2017 AAHA Mosquito Baseball Spring League came to a conclusion on Saturday. It was a beautiful sunny day at Lions Park. The stands were full of parents and other supporters. The baseball was exciting and the players seemed be having fun throughout. It was a great day at the ballpark.
Congratulations to the Dodgers who were worthy winners of the Mosquito Cup Championship with a 10-7 victory over the Blue Jays. Congratulations also go to all the other Finals Day winners: The Red Sox earned the Bronze Medal with victory over Cubs; Yankees took the Bowl by defeating Cardinals. Mariners defeated Expos to capture the Plate. Astros captured Shield with a win over Pirates. And the Athletics avoided the Wooden Spoon by edging the Giants.
In fact, congratulations goes out to all the players in Mosquito. It is clear that we have a large and enthusiastic group of mosquito players at the 10U and 11U level. The level of play was high. Players were working hard to get better at baseball. It seems like they were having fun doing it– and really that is why we are here.
Thanks to all the parents who helped out this year, whether it was prepping the fields, keeping score, counting pitches or doing other tasks behind the scenes so that our kids could have fun playing this great game. The best teams have great players, great coaches, and yes, great parents!
The biggest thanks goes out to the many Dads, and a few Moms, who coached our teams. These parents gave up hours and hours of their time. Just as importantly they shared their knowledge and passion and patience with the players. The backbone of youth sports is the volunteer coach. Our baseball association would not exist and our kids would not be playing baseball without parents who step forward to coach. Whether you have years of experience in baseball, or are new to the sport and just want to do what you can to help, if you coach your contribution is massive. Thank you!
We hope that your children had a fun season of baseball. We hope that they improved their skills and knowledge of the game. We hope they enjoyed the competition. We hope that they learned to love the game more and that each kid is looking forward to playing again next season.
While the Spring Season has ended, we now move into the Summer Season. The AAHA has five teams playing Mosquito Baseball this summer, with 11U AAA, 11AAA Tier 2, 10U A and two 9U Mini Mosquito teams. Be sure to check out some of the action at Lions Park this summer! You will especially want to mark your calendar for July 14-16 as we host teams from all over the province the Midsummer Classic.