The Carte Blanche Rotarians of the North Bay Senior Baseball League finished tied for first in their division at the Barrie Minor Baseball Association Midget tournament on the weekend.
They had an identical 2-1 record with Toronto Bloor, but lost the division to the Toronto-based on their head-to-head clash in which Toronto won 6-0.
In their first game Carte Blanche Rotarians defeated Beamsville 6-4. The win went to Sean O'Kane with relief help from Terry Seguin and Nick Gordon. Seguin and Jordy Brouse each had two hits for the winners.
Carte Blanche Rotarians defeated Barrie in their third game 9-3. Again the win went to Sean O'Kane who threw five strong innings allowing three hits and striking out eight.
Seguin again lead the way with two hits while Brian Guy had a key two-run single in the first inning and Jeremy Roy had a triple. Other hits went to Matt Behm, Nick Gordon, Marcel Maisonneuve, Mike Saad, Megan Marcella, Brian Finner, Jim Daly, O'Kane and Brouse.
The tournament ended on an interesting note for the locals as the Toronto team was 2-0 with one game remaining against Beamsville who were 0-2.
Having defeated North Bay earlier in the day and guaranteed the divisional title, Toronto forfeited their final game as they only had nine players and wanted to save their pitcher's arms for the semifinals. North Bay then lost the wild card spot to Brampton who had a better runs for and against ratio.
Carte Blanche Rotarians will compete in the Select Baseball Provincial Championships Aug. 27-29 in Hamilton.