There were four local baseball players that made the National Capital Ontario Baseball Association (NCOBA) all-star team that headed to the Ontario Summer Games on the weekend of Aug. 2-5. The boys were four of the 16 chosen, to make the team, out of 42. All of them play for the Bantam Seaway Surge. Pictured here are Ethan Marion, Austin Rivet, Owen Fetterly and Ben Lapier. Courtesy photo
WILLIAMSBURG—Four local Bantam baseball players made the National Capital Ontario Baseball Association (NCOBA) all-star team and travelled to London for the Ontario Summer Games on the weekend of Aug. 2-5.
There were 42 players that tried to make the team which only had 16 spots open. Players from the U15 Seaway Surge, Ottawa/ Nepean Canadians, Kanata Cubs, Bytown Dodgers and the Ottawa West Whiskey Jacks.
The four players chosen from the Seaway Surge were Austin Rivet from Chesterville, Ben Lapier and Owen Fetterly from Williamsburg and Ethan Marion from Bishop’s Mills. The NCOBA’s opponents in the tournament were the Niagara District Baseball Association, York Simcoe Baseball Association, Western Ontario Baseball Association, Sun Parlour Baseball Association from Essex County and Central Ontario Baseball Association from Mississauga.
The team only won one game out of the five but three were close and the other was a lopsided loss. A lot of the teams in the tournament had been together a long time but the NCOBA team was selected at the end of June and had been practicing twice a week in Kanata until the end of July. The team got to stay at the Western University campus where they enjoyed the camaraderie.