September 15, 2009
The word hot best describes the 12th annual Toronto Chapter Baseball Tournament. The weather was hot. The competition was hot. The play on the field was hot. And, the championship final game between Moonstruck/Arbordale and Sheridan Nurseries was even hotter.

By the end of regulation time, International Softball Federation rules were required to decide a champion. After seven innings, with the teams tied, the umpire began overtime with one out and a player at second. Sheridan pulled ahead to win the top prize. Lawrence Park took third place.

Other teams taking part included Christine's Touch, Urban Garden, Bona Vista Pools, Juergen Partridge and Ware-With-All-Contracting.

Eight teams took part in this year’s slow-pitch competition that was held on Sun., Aug. 16 at Richmond Greens. Everyone enjoyed a fun day on the diamonds and a fabulous catered lunch from the BBQ Gourmet and a few raffles throughout the day.

Organizers thanked Brookdale Treeland Nurseries and Islington Nurseries for the generous sponsorship this year, and they hope more companies will join in this great annual event next year.

Sabrina Goettler, who chaired the tournament, thanked the volunteers, saying, “You braved the heat and helped to make an amazing day possible for the players and their families. Teams new and old, as well as the umpires, were very impressed with the improvements in the tournament. We would not have been able to have such a relaxing and successful day without our team of volunteers.”

Caption: The winning team in this year’s tournament, Sheridan Nurseries