The Red Lion 32nd Annual Western Canadian Oldtimers and Senior mens Baseball Championships continued over the weekend.
On Saturday the Kindersley Klippers when head to head with the Red Deer Legends. Both the Legends and the Klippers won their previous game with the Klippers coming out on top with a score of 20-5 against the Provost Buds, and the Legends with a successfull win of 10-2 against the Sask Sportsmen. The teams were a good match for one another but the Red Deer Legends filled the score board with a 9-5 win.
The baseball tounament features teams from Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Swift Current and more with two divisions, 19+ and 43+.
Perry Bews, player for the Kinderlsey Klippers has been attending the Western Canadian Baseball tounament for 24 years. Bews took some time to talk about why he enjoys competing in the tounament and why he has been involved for so long.
" I enjoy playing oldtimers ball because you get to meet the same guys over the years and you develope strong friendships from people all over Saskatchewan and Alberta. There's some pretty good baseball played, even by the 43 and overs but the young guys especially theres some pretty good players."
There were 11 games that took place on Saturday. Locals as well as visitors attended the games to cheer on all the teams from around the provinces that stepped up to the plate.
On Sunday the Championship games were held.
The 43+ divison saw a matchup between the Spring Lake Masters and Red Deer Legends.
The close contest went down to the wire with Spring Lake picking up the victory 8-6.
In the 19+ division the Kindersley Raiders took on the Border City Jays. This game saw the team from Border City perform very well both defensively and offensively, with some big hits and game inning catches. The Jays were able to finish the tournament strong claiming the A division trophy with a 12-0 win.
Final results from the tournament
- B Division - Kindersley Klippers defeat Edmonton Eskimos 18-13
- C Division - Medicine Hat Blue Jays defeat Provost Buds 11-8
- D Divsion - Regina Drifters defeat Sask Sportsmen 17-1
- B Division - Oyen Eagles defeat Regina Ghosts 12-7
- C Division - Red Deer North Stars defeat Swift Current Marlies 13-12
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