13U Win Brampton Tournament
Our 13U (2010) team won the Brampton Tournament, June 16-18, 2023. They beat the very strong Whitby Canadians 4-3 in the Final and went 4-1-0 over the weekend.
Congratulations to Head coaches Dan and Dave, and Assistant coaches Craig and Neil.
TBA Gold at 2022 Ontario Summer Games
Congratulations to Jack Sawchuk and Kaiden Cousineau from the WT 15u team who were part of the Toronto Baseball Association Gold Medal winning team at the 2022 Ontario Summer Games. beating out 11 other Baseball associations for the gold medal. Congratulations also to Head Coach Jeff Sawchuk and Assistant Coach, Jack Brown who both put in many hours to put together and prepare this Toronto All Star team for this event.
Sam MacLaughlin (18U) - Selected 2022 Ontario Youth Team
West Toronto Baseball Association congratulates Sam MacLaughlin (WT 18U) on his selection to the 2022 Ontario Youth Team, representing Ontario at the Canada Games in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Sam has been part of West Toronto baseball community since 2011. Sam was also recently named as a 1st Team Allstar at the PBR Spring Training event and listed as a Rawlings Pre-Season All-American. His achievements are a testament to the quality of instruction and coaching received in the West Toronto system.
12U Team Wins the Vaughan Tournament
Our 12U team won the Vaughan Tournament, June 3 – 5. They beat the home team 17 – 4 in the Final and went 5 and 1 over the weekend.
Congratulations to the Head coaches Dave and Dan and Assistant coaches Craig and Matt.
Jack Angel (16U) - Macabi Games
Cheer On Jack Angel in San Diego at the JCC Maccabi Game!
From July 30 – August 5, 2022 the Wildcats own Jack Angel will be on the Canadian U16 boys baseball team at the JCC Maccabi Games in San Diego, California. The JCC Maccabi Games are an International Athletic Competition organized like the Olympic Games and feature teams from the USA, Mexico, Great Britain, Israel and other countries from around the globe. The Maccabi Games are a multisport affair and athletes will be billeted by families in San Diego. The experience will highlight Jewish culture and values and has been the source of amazing competition, fun and friendship for over 30 years. The JCC Maccabi Games is the largest gathering of Jewish teen athletes in the world and the Canadian team will features players from our loop including Leaside; North Toronto; Ontario Blue Jays and the Toronto Mets. This trip is sure to be an amazing experience for the boys!
2021 Toronto Baseball Association (TBA) Champions
Peter Zakkak: September 1966 - February 2019
It is with great sorrow that we advise of the passing of long time York and West Toronto coach Peter Zakkak, affectionately known as Zak. Our deepest condolences to the Zakkak family and the extended families of West Toronto and York baseball.
Zak was a well known groomer working for the city of Toronto. His skills were sought after by many leagues as he was meticulous with his passion to make ball fields look good. He also maintained Keelesdale Park for the past 20 years. He learned the skills for field maintenance from Mike Ohara and Bob Smyth. Mike Ohara, who maintained Keelesdale Park, took Zak under his wing and together they turned Keelesdale Park into one of Ontario best diamonds. Unfortunately, Mike Ohara passed away in 1999, but Zak carried on his legacy. He changed the name of the York “Big 8” Tournament, into the “Mike Ohara Classic”. While being the President of York Baseball and with the help from the Toronto Blue Jays, they were awarded a grant which assisted in the renovations of Smyth Park.
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