Gracin Chatwood during one of the PeeWee AA Mariners games over the weekend. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake weathered the storm during provincial baseball games

The PeeWee and Midget AA team hosted the provincial games over the weekend.

The baseball diamonds at Four Seasons Park in Sylvan Lake were abuzz with activity as two local teams hosted provincial championship games in baseball.

The Sylvan Lake PeeWee AA Mariners along with the Midget AA Mariners took up residence in Diamonds one, two and five over the course of the August-long weekend.

The PeeWee team fought for the Tier II title, while the Midget team vied for the championship in Tier III.

The PeeWee Mariners were the only team to make it to the final game, and went on to win the title.

The PeeWee AA Mariners played the formidable Chestermere Crushers in the final game of the provincial tournament.

It was a blow-out, with the Mariners taking the title with a 20-10 win over the Crushers.

The big win felt good, and the team members and coaches celebrated afterwards.

“t was very exciting for the boys and coaches,” jill Junk said in an email.

The Midget Mariners made it to the semi-finals where they played the Sherwood Park Athletics. It was a tough loss for the home team, as the Athletics went on to the final game after beating the Mariners by one run, 6-5.

In the midget provincial games, Sherwood Park went on to win the championship title over Fort Saskatchewan, 6-4.

 

A member of the Midget AA Mariners catches a pass and attempts to tag an opponent out on second base.

A pitch during the Midget AA Mariners first game on Aug.

One of the PeeWee AA Mariners slides into third base during the team’s first game of the provincial championship tournament.

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