Jays third basemen Devin Blondheim holds his ground with the ball in his glove as an oncoming Bear slides into third. Blondheim was covered by Rhett Scott in the field.

Jays third basemen Devin Blondheim holds his ground with the ball in his glove as an oncoming Bear slides into third. Blondheim was covered by Rhett Scott in the field.

Sylvan Lake hosts Midget AA Provincial Championships

The Sylvan Lake AA Midget Blue Jays hosted the Tier V Provincial Championships over the weekend at Four Seasons Park.

The Sylvan Lake AA Midget Blue Jays hosted the Tier V Provincial Championships over the weekend at Four Seasons Park.

Finishing first place in the tournament Heisler Jr. Cards following their final match against the Bawlf Outlaws.

The home team played a strong weekend but faced a lost game due to rain. The Jays were knocked out of the tournament following a game against the Team Alberta Women.

“We had a rain delay and ended up losing to Team Alberta so we ended up conceding our game after missing a game and instead of asking a team to play three games in one day we decided to go straight to the final game,” explained Coach Mike Nesbitt.

He explained overall the Provincial Championship tournament was a successful one.

“It went great, we had had a lot of fun,” said Nesbitt, following the tournament. “We had lots of help from all of the families of the players on the team, we had a lot of sponsorship from the community and the Town helped out in a big way.”

Having formed the team from players off of two community teams earlier in the year and playing a short season, Nesbitt is confident next year’s season will be even stronger.

“I’m very proud of the boys and the season they had coming from community ball players to playing AA provincials is a good taste for all of them and I hope to see the program continue and continue to get better,” said Nesbitt.

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