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March 27th, 2021 After a seemingly long Winter inside, the Spring has finally arrived! All the teams were very excited to practice with a full team outside. The boys were getting some fresh air while getting a lot of needed fly balls and teamwork done on the limitless baseball diamonds. Hopefully, the weather continues to be nice for the teams to practice this spring!...

March 25th, 2021 Central Ontario Reds Alumni Carson Barker is off to a great start at Genesee Community College, crushing his first home run of the spring! You can watch his amazing hit by clicking on the link below. Congratulations Carson on your hard work, it is definitely paying off. Good luck with your season!     https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Fp%2FCM3OVxTJiRk%2F%3Figshid%3Dek2mv21ppzw5%26fbclid%3DIwAR1cx3Gq80fsAZsYo4isAOHAciRqQDgnfELw1FXIC91gV26r5AnsfE-KNnc&h=AT0ePIYPcW88MJC2gWAZdZc5Mb7KTtblTvMOz9t6ZURmUMJkhdUiQcX0L7jw9h1glcuDAMdlVZjdyG4t0LeMiix2_I5n5lo0e0YW0MAZh75CoS1xs9qqSeL--XWfsogFodo...

  March 6th, 2021 Despite another lockdown, the staff from Smith Brothers Baseball Central and the Central Ontario Reds worked hard putting up an outdoor batting cage and getting the teams together to practice outside. The cold and early morning snow storm did not deter the teams from showing up and giving their all during the entirety of the practice. All the commotion attracted CTV News Barrie, with Leif Little from the 12U made his TV debut! You can find the video of the event at this link: https://barrie.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2155351...

2020 was a year unlike any other, a global pandemic, a lockdown for two and a half months, and uncertainty to what the summer would hold. The Central Ontario Reds were committed to giving the 12U, 13U & 14U teams a season they deserved.   While other organizations struggled to find a way to make sports possible, The Central Ontario Reds worked tirelessly with our local MPP, Honourable Jim Wilson, to ensure that The Reds and other members of the Fergie Jenkins League (FJSL) were able to have a 2020 season. With many letters, phone calls, and conversations, The Reds were finally granted permission from local levels of government, and shortly after the provincial government stated that a season was possible. The Reds want to thank Mr. Wilson for all of his work and his unwavering support of the Central Ontario Reds Teams and Organization.   In order to have The Reds season continue, strict guidelines implemented from the FJSL, labelled the FJSL COVID-19 Operational Plan, in which The Reds had a key role in helping to develop. To keep the health and safety of all teams and coaches a priority, spectators were minimized to two immediate family members. The operational plan stated practice/playing guidelines, coaching responsibilities, umpire modification, and gameplay guidelines. A new “bubble” play was introduced. Bubbles were 3-4 teams out of the original loop, who played against each other for the whole season. Using the bubble format, the Central Ontario Reds teams were able to play their season.   A normal season for the Central Ontario Reds would see each team play between 26-30 games, The Reds are happy to announce that all teams did get their whole season in, with the 12U, 13U and 14U teams all playing between 26-30 games each! They were also able to practice from June until September!   After a season that many thought would not happen, the majority of Reds players have returned to continue with the 12U 13U and 14U 2020-2021 teams, and the Reds welcome some new players to these teams as well the newly formed 11U team. A few players have gone on to play for teams in the PBLO and CPBL. The Central Ontario Reds wish these players much success in their new and future endeavours.   The Reds started training for the 2020-2021 season in November with Indoor Winter training. Each team was able to finish the first section of all Winter training requirements. The Central Ontario Reds are looking forward to what 2021 has to offer our organization, the FJSL, and all the players, parents and family members!   Let’s Play Ball! ...

Congratulations to all the award Winners from the year end Banquet. 13U Award Winners include; Luigi Iaboni, Bryson Potts, and Cole Robinson. The coaches would like to thank the whole 13U Team for your hard work and dedication this year, and for playing your best during the Pandemic. Congratulations on another successful year! [gallery ids="2045,2046,2047"]...

This years banquet went considerably well given the COVID - 19 restrictions. We had planned for a fun day out on the Golf Course, however due to inclement weather we were forced in doors. Never the less we had a great time! Congratulations to all the award Winners from the year end Banquet. All of your hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed. 12U Award Winners include; Austin Lavigne, William Hillyard, and Luca Tamburello. Thank you everyone for another amazing year!!...

The Central Ontario Reds would like to thank our Grand Slam Sponsor for the 2019-2020 Season! A Big Thank You to INNER HARMONY FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC. David and Bernadette Vecchio were honored at our year end banquet because of their contributions to the Central Ontario Reds. Special shout out to Ty Vecchio for helping us announce our Grand Slam Sponsor!  ...

The 12U player of the week goes to Nathan Mugford. Nathan's leadership in the dugout played a major role in both our victories this weekend. He started with getting on base and scoring on his first at bat. He reached base 4 out of 6 at bats scoring 3 times. Nathan also had a solid weekend defensively playing 3 different positions. Great job Nathan!...

Bryson Potts is the 13U Player of the Week! This weekend Bryson was a leader in all aspects of the game. He was the offensive leader going six for ten at the plate, with two doubles. He also pitched earning 1 win and 1 save this weekend, and to top it off he made stellar plays at shortstop! All around great weekend Bryson Potts!...

13U POTW is Ryan Da Silva!! Ryan had an amazing weekend pitching a complete game for the win with 4 strike outs, and only 1 walk! Offensively Ryan was just as strong going 5 for 5 at bat with a double, a walk, and even a stolen base! Congrats Ryan, you earned it! ...