PBR Ontario's Top Stories For 2014: Toronto Mets 17u Win NABF World Series



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By Chris Kemlo and Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ontario Director of Scouting and Ontario Editor in Chief

Top 12 Stories for The Year 2014


Although PBR Ontario started up just three months ago Chris Kemlo, PBR Ontario Director of Scouting, looks back at the year in review and put together a list of the top stories for 2014.

To start off the list, Chris chose a long running piece that has provided players and parents with valuable knowledge when it comes to recruiting.

To follow that up we looked at "The Recruiting Trail" which updates where all the prospects across the province have been visiting, who they are getting attention from, and who they have committed to.

Next up Chris chose to look two outstanding prospects who lead the 2017 class as the two top prospects in Canada. When watching them on the field, they could be called the "Hall and Davis Show"

After that we looked at how talented the 2016 catching class is.

Now up is the NABF tournament.

Each day we will reveal the next story on the list. A hint for the next story is the word "Fieldhouse".

A rundown of the stories: Note: We will be conducting a Twitter contest to vote on the top 12 stories for 2014 once the 12 stories have been posted.

Toronto Mets 17u Win NABF World Series


This past summer saw the inaugural 17u Toronto Mets team continue their strong play right into the the 17u NABF World Series in Knoxville Tennessee.

A team built around their high powered offense highlighted by prospects such as Eric Senior, Max Wright, Ian Wilson, Ryohei Suzuki, Jesse Elliott, Justin Richards and Jaiden Hill, the Mets prevailed throughout numerous rain delays that saw Knoxville take in 3.66 inches of rain in less than 72 hours.

After losing their first game against HCYP 17’s, they would end up squaring off with them again in the championship. This game had a different outcome than the first as Toronto went on to win 7-6 in thrilling fashion, turning a bases loaded, game ending double play in the bottom of the 7th to take the 17u World Series Title.

Austin Tanfield ended up getting the win in the finals, going the distance to improve to 2-0 in the tournament and taking home all-star and tournament MVP honors.

Others from the Mets who were named to the all-star team were Senior and Wilson in the outfield, Elliott, Hill, Wright, and Sean Collie.

This talented group of young men all moved up for the most part to complete the 18u roster for the Toronto Mets.

With Ontario Blue Jays winning the Mickey Mantle World Series in 2013, and the Mets following that up with their win at the NABF in 2014, we are very eager to see what clubs from Ontario are able to continue on the World Series titles for Ontario in 2015.