The Owen Sound (Bittel) Foodland Hawks bantams won the Western Ontario Baseball Association’s Doc Miller Championship on Sunday.
For four of the team members – Jesse Bittel, Jack Diaz, Bennett Lines and Austin Robbins – it was the second consecutive title. And it was once again St. Marys that the city squad defeated in the final on Sunday, as the Hawks downed the Rockies 10-8.
Bittel pitched Owen Sound to the championship win after both teams advanced to the final with perfect 4-0 records. Colby Schank earned the save.
The win completed a dominating weekend for Owen Sound as they outscored their opponents 69-19. With five wins on the weekend, their overall record for the season and the playoffs was 19-1 after the team went 14-1 during the WOBA regular season.
In the semifinals earlier on Sunday, the Hawks defeated Hanover 15-2. Jack Diaz picked up the win on the mound for Owen Sound.
In the round-robin, Owen Sound had a perfect 3-0 record.
On Saturday afternoon, the Hawks defeated Saugeen Shores 10-6. Shank earned the win for Owen Sound.
On Saturday morning, the Hawks defeated the Owen Sound (Stata) Hawks 14-2, with Diaz pitching five innings for the win. The Hawks opened the tournament with a 20-1 win over Hanover with Bittel pitching the complete game.