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Orillia Royals cap stellar season by winning provincial championship

The team voluntarily moved up a level so they could compete this season and did the improbable, capturing an OBA title

The Wes Brennan Construction Orillia AA U18 Royals travelled to Windsor this weekend and captured the Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) provincial championship.

The visiting Royals were in command from start to finish, capturing the clinching game in a convincing 15-1 lopsided win. They were in a position to win the title thanks to flawless playoff. (Click here to read about that).

The Royals rode a complete game four0hit pitching performance from Wyatt Thompson. The Royals batted around in the fourth inning, getting hits from the whole lineup, scoring nine runs to put the game out of reach.

The win capped an unforgettable COVID-shortened season which saw the team voluntarily move themselves from their A ranking to compete in the AA York Simcoe loop.

This placed the team with stiffer competition against much larger centres like Oakville, Markham and Windsor.

The team finished the seven-week season with 19 wins and 5 losses.

It was the final year of minor baseball for the 2003 born players and made the victory somewhat bittersweet as most of the players head off to post secondary school this fall.