Kincardine Council recognizes winning athletic teams

A vibrant and full Council Chambers at the Municipal Administration Office on December 13th, 2023, saw two teams of athletes receive recognition for their accomplishments. Mayor Craig offered congratulations on behalf of the Municipality of Kincardine to members of both the 13U OBA Kincardine Cardinals and the Kincardine Cubs Senior Men’s Baseball team for their phenomenal 2023 season performances.

The 13U Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) Kincardine Cardinals finished their season with 28 wins, 8 losses, and 1 tie. The record includes winning their last game of the season against the talented Lucan-Ilderton club and claiming the provincial championship.

A remarkable season, the players defeated teams in divisions above them throughout the year, adding to their accomplishments. Players and coaches include:

· Lane Bauman
· Tyler Bauman
· Colton Bernard
· Lenny Connell
· Cade Dudgeon
· Brett Helin
· Matty McKeag
· Darren Morris
· Ricky Cormier-Plante
· Rhys Thompson
· Lucas Tout
· Ben Warwick
· Ryan Dudgeon, Coach
· Andrew Warwick, Coach
· Steve Travale, Coach
· Braden Novack, Coach
· Steve Connell, Coach

Recognition of individual excellence for two of the Cardinals’ teammates featured prominently as well, with Ben Warwick named as the Western Ontario Baseball Association’s (WOBA) Player of the Year and Braden Novack the WOBA Coach of the Year.

Adding to the excellence, the Kincardine Cubs won their third straight AA title and sixth provincial trophy in 11 years at the championship held in Vaughan earlier this year. The win makes them one of the most successful senior baseball teams in the province in the last decade. Players and coaches include:

· Peyton Howald
· Chris Inkster
· Jarrett Blue
· Zane Livingston
· Curtis Vandenburg
· Griff Potter
· Jordan Beisel
· John Campbell
· Matt Pollock
· Robert McGregor
· Greg Stepaniak
· Tyler Marcinko
· Patrick McIsaac
· Scott Austin
· Dawson Feenstra
· Wilson Shipp
· Paul Boyadjian
· Matt Melissis
· Connor Yourth
· Jack Middleton
· Brandon Dunlop