Titans’ Top Ten CPBL Performances- Week 3

by Jim Stewart

The Titans Baseball Club—like most Ontarians—spent a fair amount of time dodging raindrops on a very stormy Victoria Day Weekend.  Despite a number of rainouts and a derecho’s devastating impact on Central Ontario, here are our Top Ten performers from an abbreviated Week 3 in the CPBL (May 21-22):

  • Matthew MacDonald (14U) – MacDonald had “an outstanding outing against a very good Ontario Blue Jays squad,” according to 14U Titans Head Coach Johnny Bethune; the 14U Titans’ pitcher provided his team with a quality start by throwing 4.1 innings, scattering 4 hits, allowing just two earned runs and striking out three Jays;


  • Nolan Keating (17U)—The Titans hard-hitting catcher “had another impactful weekend,” according to 17U Head Coach Lawrence Vera. Keating went 5 for 10 with 4 doubles and generated an OPS of 1.438 to earn a place on the Titans’ Top Ten List for the second consecutive week;


  • JT Fenn (17U)—The 17U Titans’ speedy lead-off hitter was productive in the 1-hole, posting a 1.038 OPS during Week 3; Fenn went 6 for 13 to set the table for his productive teammates.  “We had big bats all weekend, including JT at the top of the lineup, but we came up short on the pitching side,” acknowleged 17U Head Coach Lawrence Vera;

  • James Ratcliffe (14U)—Ratcliffe cracked the Titans’ Top Ten list for the second consecutive week by posting what 14U Head Coach Bethune described as “an impressive .400 AVE over the weekend”; the outfielder collected 2 RBI’s, scored 4 runs, walked twice, and hit 2 doubles for the 14U Titans;

  • Brennan Hedrick (17U)—Hedrick went 5 for 10 and played multiple positions this weekend; “a model of consistency,” according to his Head Coach Lawrence Vera, Hedrick earned his way on to the Titans’ Top Ten list for the third consecutive week;

  • Tyson Rosario (15U)—Rosario was described as “a menace at the plate AND on the mound” by 15U Coach John Michael Tashos;

  • Cameron Nemeth (17U)—Nemeth had  “a breakout weekend” according to Head Coach Lawrence Vera”; the 17U Titan went 5 for 10 with 1 double and 1 triple to spur on a productive lineup;

  • Ty Vecchio (15U)—Titans 15U Coach John Michael Tashos described Vecchio’s Game 3 quality start this weekend as “Dominance on the mound.”


  • James Colella (14U) –Head Coach Johnny Bethune was impressed with Colella’s.429 AVE on the weekend; he added one walk, one RBI, and one run to his team’s offensive numbers.


  • “Tim Khan (15U) showed off some pop at the plate and his wheels were evident on the base paths; Ricardo Lora (15U) was solid behind the plate for 3 games, and collected hits for us as well!” according to 15U Coach Tashos.