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  • 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!...

  • 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!...

  • 12U player of the week was Leif Little. Leif had a sore arm this week but that didn’t stop him. He made a few nice plays at 2nd and went 3 for 6 at the plate driving in 2 runs and scoring twice himself. Well done Leif!...

  • This weeks 13U Player of The Week is Bryson Potts! Bryson did stellar on the mound, pitching a complete game and only walking 2 batters. He also helped the team offensively by hitting a double, keeping it a tight ball game! Congratulations Bryson!!...

  • Luca Tamburello is the 12U player of the week. Luca scored 3 runs with 7 at bats driving in 3 RBIs that included 2 singles and a double. Defensively he caught 1 1/2 games and was a wall behind the plate. Great weekend Luca....

  • Brice Matthews was 14U Player of The Week this week! Brice did very well this weekend both offensively and on defense. He was 4 for 7 at bat with a double and 2 RBI’s, as well as playing flawlessly at shortstop and second base. Great Job Brice!...

  • This weeks 13U POTW is Landon Dupuis! Landon was our power hitter this weekend! He did a great job at the plate, and crushed the ball earning himself a double!! Great job Landon!...

  • This weeks 14U POTW goes to Jayden Bailey! Jayden threw a complete game, only allowing one run to score and had 8 Strike Outs! Jayden was also Offensively strong, having multiple hits this weekend. Great Job Jayden!...

  • The 12U POTW was Michael Atkinson. Michael reached base 5 of 10 at bats during the weekend and made two nice catches in the field. His best performance came in game one when he threw 4 scoreless innings against a very good hitting cardinal team. In fact they only got two hits off Michael. Great job Michael....

  • Player of the Week for the 14U is Wesley Knott. This is Wesley’s second appearance at POTW but he has earned it! Over the two games we played this weekend, he had 4 hits and 4 RBIs. He pitched 5 great innings to help mercy the Cardinals, with an outstanding 10 strikeouts that game. Congratulations Wes!...

  • This weeks 13U Player of the Week is Zij Mina!!! Zij did it all this weekend, but definitely led the team with his strong bat. He totaled 5 hits, 5 walks, 2 doubles and 6 runs scored. Zij also closed two innings on the mound with no runs scored and 4 strikeouts! Congrats Zij on your outstanding weekend!!...

  • Daniel Pantarotto is the 12U player if the week. Daniel made a few really nice catches in Centre Field. All six of his at bats were quality at bats facing 42 pitches altogether. He hit a double that drove in 3 RBIs and scored 1 run. Great job Daniel....

  • This weeks 12U Player of the Week is Cody Kee! Cody did well at the plate going 2 for 6 and earning 1 run! He was defensively strong when he came in twice to pitch, getting the save on both occasions. He even picked off a runner on 1st base to end the game!! Great job Cody!...

  • This weeks 13U Player of the Week is Tyson Grooves! Tyson went an incredible complete 7 inning game pitching, which really kept the Reds in the ball game. He also did well offensively with his strong discipline when at bat! Congratulations Tyson!!...

  • This weeks 14U POTW is Wesley Knott! Wesley was great defensively when at Shortstop, and came in clutch as a relief pitcher when bases were loaded to end the inning! Most importantly he had 6 solid hits this weekend, one almost resulting in a triple! Great work Wes!...

  • This week the 12U player of the week was Luca Tamburello. He had an amazing day behind the plate, catching a complete 7 inning game! He made strong throws to second and third impacting on the Cardinals running game. He went 2 for 3 with a single and a double because of his aggressive base running. He got an RBI and scored a run. Great Work Luca!...

  • Ty Vecchio is this week 14U Player of the Week! His hitting had a huge impact this weekend getting him on base 4/6 at bats. What was most impressive was his defensive plays in the outfield. His speedy legs helped him get to a line drive in the gap, and with his strong arm threw out a player that didn’t tag up at second. The play was flawless and definitely the spark we needed make it a ball game!  ...

  • This weeks player of the week is Matty Barr. Matty was the catcher for two full games, and made his debut at shortstop this weekend. Great job Matty!...

  • For the second week in a row William Hillyard is the 12U player of the week. William played errorless defense and was 3 for 8 at the plate with 3 RBI’s and scoring twice. William’s pitching gave him the nod for this honour, pitching a 5 inning 2 hitter with only 2 runs allowed, picking up the win for our first win of the season! Way to be William!...

  • This weeks player of the week is Spencer Greene! Spencer put up unheard of offensive numbers this weekend. He averaged .800 going 8 for 10 with a double, 4 walks, 4 runs scored and 8 stolen bases! Stay hot Spencer!...

  • Joel is our 13U Player of the Week. On Saturday he pitched during game 2, with 4 strong innings, giving up 3 runs, 5 hits and 2 strikeouts. He also had a three up three down inning. Joel also helped out the offence with a timely single. Congratulations Joel!...

  • Noah is this week’s Player of the Week for our 14U team. Noah scored the game-winning run in the last inning with a line-drive double to left-center field scoring two runs to get the win. Congratulations Noah!...

  • William Hillyard is the player of the week for the 12U Central Ontario Reds. William batted 2 for 4 scoring 2 runs and getting one RBI.  Williams most impressive part of the weekend was his pitching, going 3 an 2/3 innings, striking out the side twice and getting 8 strikeouts total  while letting up only 3 runs. Great job William!...

  • 14U Player of the week is Noah Durance. Noah had the hottest bat this weekend, moving up the batting order each game. He pitched the entire second game with only 2 walks, 1 earned run and 6 strikeouts. Way to go Noah!...

  • 12U Player of the week is Blake Da Silva. Blake had a great couple of games this weekend he played solid defense, topped off by starting a run down play when the ball got hit back to him while he was pitching. The player on 3rd got too far off 3rd base, so Blake immediately ran at him, freezing him in his tracks, we got the player out in two throws. As well, in-game two Blake went 3 for 3 scoring 3 time and batting in 2. Blake was personally involved in 5 of our 13 runs, and he was instrumental in our victory. Great job, Blake!...

  • 13U Player of the week is Liam McNiven, throughout this weekend’s tournament he scored the only runs, getting multiple hits, sacrifice bunts, anda few stolen bases. Congratulations Liam!  ...

  • Austin had a very good weekend scoring two runs, playing solid defence and pitching extremely well against the Tri-City Giants. Austin topped off his weekend, hitting a bomb to deep center field over a 16-foot fence for the first home run of the season for the 19/20 12Us.  Well done Austin....

  • Jayden Baily is the 14U player of the week. H played out field, pitched and first base.  Jayden made some nice picks at first and also got on base 7 out of 8 at bats. Way to go Jayden!...

  • Tyson Groves is this week’s player of the week for 13U. He reached base 8 out of 9 times with 3 walks, 4 hits and one double.  Tyson also got a save with one strikeout. Congratulations Tyson!...

  • William had a great weekend especially game one. He went 3 for 3, threw out a runner from Right field, pitched allowing 0 runs and he made a great catch while pitching that ended in a double play. Great job William....

  • Austin had 4 hits this weekend with two doubles and 3 RBIs. He also pitched 3 innings, having 4 strikeouts and shutting down the offense completely. Congratulations Austin!...

  • Zij played solid defense over the weekend, but lead the team with his bat. He had 5 walks, 1 single and 2 doubles....

  • Joel Gotthelf was the player of the week for the 13U team.  Joel pitched 3 innings giving up 3 runs and having a few strikeouts.  The highlight was in the first inning when he caught a comeback line drive and turned it into a double play getting the man out at first base.  Way to go Joel!...

  • The 14U player of the week is Ty Vecchio. It was his first-time playing catcher with very short notice. He did awesome even throwing a player out at second base. Ty also played second base and made some great defensive plays there....

  • This week’s Play of the week is Jacob Lonjak. He pitched two solid innings against a tough  Spartans offense allowing 4 runs, 1 earned. Offensively 6 of his 7 at-bats were Quality at-bats, he batted in 4 runs and scored 2. Great weekend Jacob....

  • Congratulations to everyone on the 13U team for a fantastic 2018-2019 season! We look forward to a new season starting soon, and everyone the best of luck for the upcoming 2019-2020 season....

  • Thank you for a phenomenal 2018-2019 Season to our whole 18U Reds team!...

  • This weeks player of the week for the 13U team is Noah Durance. Noah played excellent at first base this weekend and was very effective when he came in to be the relieve pitcher in game two. He struck the ball very well, getting on base numerous times. He topped off the day with a bomb hit to left field that unfortunately bounced over the fence otherwise, it would have been a triple or possible an inside the park home run....

  • Matty had a very good tournament this past weekend, he got a couple of hits and played well defensively. He threw out a runner at second and was a wall behind the plate. This was his best game as a catcher all year. Well done, Matty....

  • Alex Went 7-13 this past weekend in the Great Lake World Series. Alex hit 1 triple, 6 singles, and walked 3 more times; Alex also scored 6 runs in 4 games. Alex contributed to the team defensively as well playing a shutdown center field and making a huge diving catch to keep the Reds in their final game on Saturday. Great work, Alex....

  • Jackson Peach was this weeks player of the week for the 13U team. Jackson was solid at both catcher and 2nd base this past weekend, catching a complete game, a half-game and going in for 2 innings during a game that was played at 38 Celsius. He had some solid hits and many Quality at Bats throughout the tournament. Hats off to all my players who worked hard through the heatwave on Saturday they continued to play as hard as they could, well done. Congratulations, Jackson....

  • Greg Ingram is this weeks 18U player of the week. Greg was a big offensive powerhouse this weekend during the doubleheader game. In the first game, he went 2 for 3 scoring a run. During the second game, Greg went 3 for 4 with one walk, driving in 2 and scoring 2. Congratulations, Greg!...

  • Jayden Bailey is this weeks player of the week. He got 7 hits over the whole weekend and batted in 4 runs. Congratulations Jayden! Honourable mentions to Wesley Knott for his complete 7 inning game on Sunday, keeping the Reds close against a tough Cardinals team....

  • This weeks 18U POTW goes to Travis Saunders, he went 6-13 with 5 walks, 5 runs scored and 4 RBIs. He had a 835 quality at bat rate for the weekends tournament. Congratulations Travis! Honourable mention to Haden Bruce who hit a grand slam and got the win on the mound in the final game....

  • Haden is this weeks 18U player of the week. Haden went 3-4 on Sunday in our second game win against the A’s driving in 6 runs and scoring 2. He had 2 singles and a bases loaded triple to top off the day. Congratulations Haden!...

  • Noah Durance is player of the week for 13U. Noah has struggled at the bat this year, but on Saturday he hit the ball better and had some quality at-bats; the most notable was his last one. With the game tied going into the top of the 7th, Noah faced over 8 pitches to eventually draw a walk, and he scored, at that time the go-ahead run (eventually the winner), off a ground ball to first hit by Nick. Noah also shone defensively, making numerous fly ball outs and being a wall at first base, nothing got by him. Great job, Noah!...

  • The player of the week this week is Carson Barker for a second week in a row. Carson went 3-4 in the 18U game last night against the Ontario Athletics. He hit 2 home runs, drove in 3 runs, and got hit by a pitch as well. Carson supplied a huge offensive spark to help the Reds stay in the game falling just shy 9-8 to the Athletics....

  • Calum McKim is the 13U player of the week. Calum had one hit, one RBI, 4 walks and scored 2 runs. Calum also pitched in relief picking up a 6 out save striking out 4 in our victory against Bullet Proof on Sunday....

  • Carson Barker is player of the week and went 5-11 on the weekend with 2 doubles, 2 walks, 5RBIs and 3 runs scored in 3 games. He was a big powerhouse for the team!...

  • Brice Mathews pitched twice on the weekend letting up only 2 runs and getting the win in one if his appearances. He threw 65% of his pitches for strikes. He had 3 hits with 3 RBI’s including the game winning RBI.  He stole 3 bases with a .441 on base percentage....

  • This Weeks 13U Player of the week is Landon Dupuis. Landon played 1 1/2 games as the catcher on Sunday going 2 for 4 (double and a single) while tallying an RBI and scoring one run. He was a wall behind the dish keeping many balls in front of him. He made a nice out on a pop up in front of the plate and threw a runner out at third. Great Work Landon!...

  • This Weeks 18U Player of the Week is Greg Ingram. Greg threw a 5 inning complete game shut out in game 2 on Saturday against the Ontario A’s as the Reds won 10-0 in 5 innings. Greg Struck out 5, giving up only 2 hits and walking 2. Greg for the weekend offensively also went 3-8 with 3 BB, he drove in 3 and scored a run as well. Great work Greg!...

  • Luca Colella is the 18U player of the week. Luca went 5-9 this past weekend in Ottawa against the 18U Knights team. Luca Notched 3 singles, 1 Double, and drove his first Home Run of the season late in the sixth inning of game 2 on Saturday to tie things up for the Reds. Luca also had 2 runs scored and 2 RBI for the weekend. Luca made 2 relieve appearances as well going 2 innings both Saturday and Sunday. He gave up 0 runs for the weekend, only giving up 1 hit and 1 BB while striking out 2 over 4 innings of work. Great work Luca....

  • Wesley Knott is the 13U player of the week for his outstanding performance on Sunday against the Tri-City Giants. Wesley pitched 5 1/3 innings while keeping the giant hitters off balance and guessing all day. Wesley also managed to drive in 2 of the Reds 6 runs for the day. Great Job Wesley....

  • Jayden Pitched a 5-inning gem Sunday May 26th against the Ontario Cardinals. Jayden Showed great composer on the mound going 5 innings, striking out 7 batters, giving up 3 runs only 2 of which were earned and Jayden also picked off 1 runner at first....

  • Alex is the 18U player of the week. Alex went 3-3 on Sundays battle with the bulletproof prospects drawing 2 walks and getting hit by a pitch. Alex scored once and drove in 1 run during the reds 14-13 Loss Sunday Morning. Alex also made 5 catches in center field....

  • Zach Threw 4 innings on the bump for the reds on May 11th giving up 6 and striking out 5. Zach also had two hits on the day at the plate. Congratulations on POTW Zach!...

  • Haden Bruce started off his Season Saturday May 11th with a Double header against the Bullet proof Prospects. Haden on the day went 6-11 with 3 singles, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 5 RBI, and 6 runs scored. Congratulations on POTW Haden!...

  • It may have been a bit of a chilly morning but was well worth attending the Addison Run for Mental Health 5k in Shelburne on April 27th.  It was nice to see Brady Lynch, Adam Lundquist, Alex McNiven, Andrew Giovanetti, Chris Ross, Haden Bruce from the Central Ontario Reds 18U and Josh McBride from the Voyaguer/Reds 16U as well as Coach Kirby Smith and Coach Dave Blanch participating in such a worth-while cause.  Way to go boys!!!!...

  • The Central Ontario Reds are pleased to announce 18U player Andrew Giovanetti has committed  to Fanshawe College to continue his education and play baseball for Coach Harvey and the Falcons next Fall. Andrew is in his first year with the Reds, he is the Reds utility player and will get time in the middle infield, behind the plate, in the outfield and on the mound for the Reds this upcoming summer. Andrew has worked hard all winter long and has showed some big improvements in his game; we are excited to see how this upcoming year plays out. Andrew is joining a great school with a phenomenal Baseball program in Fanshawe, the Falcons won Bronze medals in both the OCAA tournament and the National tournament this past season. Andrew will be joining to the Falcons as a middle infielder. While at Fanshawe Andrew will be studying Business Finance. Andrew has grown to be a great all around player and develop a magnitude of skills. Everyone at the Central Ontario Reds are delighted for both Andrew and his family.We want to wish Andrew the best of luck in his future endeavors. Lastly, we would like to thank Coach Harvey and Fanshawe College for their support of the Central Ontario Reds. Great Work Andrew !  ...

  • Over March break this year, both the 16U and 18U Central Ontario Reds spent their time in Historic Dodger Town, Vero Beach. Here is where they were completing their spring training before their season starts. Training camp consisted of gym time, practices and pre-season games. The games were played against current Florida teams in their age groups. Gearing up for the season, the teams learned new plays during practice and mental and physical game play. Hard work, focus and determination were had by all. The week-long training camp for all was a success, and Zach of the 16U team started his season off by crushing the ball over the fence for a homerun, and it is only pre-season! Congratulations to both teams on a successful week, and best of luck during the regular season!...

  • In February 2019, Team REVO Canada, made up of 12 players and coaches from the Central Ontario Reds and Voyageurs, had the opportunity to travel to Santiago de Rodriguez, Dominican Republic on a humanitarian/baseball trip.  Thank you to our sponsors; Ideal Supply, Carline Automotive, Culinary Designs, Dogs and Cats of the Dominican Republic, Tire Discounter Group, Central Ontario Reds, Lions Club of Stayner and Smith Brothers Baseball Central for making this trip possible.  The team spent 6 days in a Dominican non-tourist working town training with some ex-professional baseball players and EMI Baseball academy located in the town.  Our boys had the opportunity to see where some of their heroes came from and the conditions they trained and lived in. The boys trained for 5 days total during their trip and played 3 games, winning all three.  They met some fantastic role models and competitors.  The boys made friends with Yefri (Jeffrey) an 11-yr. old boy that was a shoe-shiner by ‘trade’.  Yefri was with the team from the early morning hours to late at night bonding with the boys and showing us all around his town.  We even had the opportunity to meet his family and visit their very modest home.  A memory our boys will never forget.  We have been able to remain in contact with Yefri and some of the ex-players through social media.   We truly hope to be able to see them again on another trip. When the team wasn’t playing ball, they had the opportunity to share some of their good fortune with the less fortunate.  The team brought 13 suitcases/ball bags of gear, school supplies, clothing, and daily bathroom necessities to give to those that may not be able to afford to buy their own.  We visited a very poor town a few hours away from where we were playing, and the village came to us.  The children and moms alike were so thrilled and appreciative of all we could share with them.  We also visited a local school where we brought clothing and school supplies for the younger kids.  The day continued with a practice at the local field where some of the children were using sticks as bats.  Our team handed out some ball gear that will be used at the local diamond.  The day was topped off with a true Dominican lunch served by our host’s aunt.  What an amazing day! We all came home after that trip with a realization of how truly lucky we are to live as we do and have access to some of the opportunities we have.  It was an eye-opener for players, coaches and adults alike.  We would like to thank Yordeny and Sylvia for sharing their town with us and being instrumental in making this trip such a huge success.  We’d also like to thank Louis Rodriquez and Sanchez at EMI Academy for all the hard work and passion you shared with all of us.  We hope to do it again!!...

  • The Central Ontario Reds are proud to announce 18U player Carson Barker has committed  to Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York to continue his education and play Baseball for Coach Sherman and the Cougars next Fall. Carson is the first ever Central Ontario Reds player to commit to a school to play baseball in the US and is the second ever College commitment from the Reds following teammate Chris Ross who has committed to play at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario.  Carson Plans on studying Business/ Sports Management while at Genesee C.C. Carson is in his second season with the Reds and has played an instrumental roll over the course of the last two seasons. Carson was the Reds 16U and 18U every day third baseman; he also hit clean up for the duration of his time with the Reds. Carson is joining a great team and coach in Skip Sherman. Coach Sherman looks to continue the success of a program that has won a combined 40 or more games in three out of the last four seasons. He has also had over 40 student athletes continue on after GCC, receiving baseball scholarships from division I, II and III colleges, and five players drafted by Major League Baseball teams in the past six years. We would like to formally congratulate Carson and his family on this achievement, and would like to thank Skip Sherman and Genesee C.C. for their support of the Central Ontario Reds. We have seen Carson develop a multitude of baseball skills that will carry him through the rest of his career and in turn has helped develop him as a person. Fantastic work Carson!...

  • The Central Ontario Reds are proud to announce 18U player Chris Ross has committed  to Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario to continue his education and play baseball for Coach Jeffery and the Voyagers next fall. Chris is the first ever Central Ontario Reds player to commit to a school to play baseball. Chris plans on studying Earth Science at Laurentian starting in the fall. Chris is in his second season with the Reds and served as the teams lean on utility man. In the 2017/2018 season Chris played every position with the exception of Catcher and Centre Field. Chris demonstrated a good bat and great command on the mound. He played a huge part in the 2017/2018 season, and we are confident he will follow up with a stellar 2018/2019 season before heading off to University. Chris is joining a fairly new baseball program at Laurentian as last year was their first season in school history. The Voyageurs and Coach Jeffery had a solid season, showing lots of potential for many years to come. The team made a big playoff push, and made it to the semi finals of the OUA playoff tournament. We have seen Chris grow into an exceptional baseball player and shown pride in his character. Everyone at the Central Ontario Reds are excited for Chris and his family. We want to wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. We would also like to thank Coach Jeffery and Laurentian University for their support of the Central Ontario Reds. Congratulations Chris!...