Bantam AA Tigers acquire Silver in Ladner
The Penticton Bantam AA Tigers had their season come to a close at the Bantam AA East Provincial Championships August Long Weekend.
The Tigers lost the first game of Round Robin play against the Vancouver Expos 4-2. They ran into a really good pitcher and just didn’t get any bounces, Kaiden Skode had a solid game and earned MVP honours
Their second game was against North Shore and they beat them 12-0. Khy Cutler hit a monsterous 3 run home run, and Zack Reigler pitched a complete game shutout, great bounce back win for the boys.
The Tigers then had a hard fought game against Carnarvon from Vancouver Island, the Tigers were able to pull away with 4-2 win. Khy Cutler pitched 5 strong innings and Marlo Spence came in to close out the win. Nash Bilenki earned the MVP hitting a homer to straightaway centre field
The Tigers closed out Round Robin play with a 12-1 win over Kamloops giving them a 3-1 record sending them to the Semi-Finals
In the Semi Finals the Tigers came up against the North Island Royals, who were undefeated at that point in the opposite pool.
It was a tough back and forth game that the Penticton Tigers ended up winning 10-8, that win earned the team a spot in the finals against the Vancouver Expos.
Another hard fought game in which the Tigers came out on the short end of a 19-6 loss and ended up with the silver medal. The Vancouver Expos have invited two Penticton Tigers to join them in a tournament in San Diego, Ben Avila and Marlo Spence.
The team worked hard all season long and each player improved dramatically. The Penticton Tigers Bantam AA team had an incredibly successful year with an overall record of 45 wins and only 6 losses.
Of those wins the team earned a bronze medal in Valley of Champions tournament in Kelowna, gold medal at the prestigious Tsawwassen Invitational tournament, finished in a tie for first place in the 21 provincial team league and finished the season with the silver medal at provincials.
The coaching staff couldn’t be any prouder of the boys, their work ethic, commitment to learn, teamwork and how much fun they had playing the great game of baseball.
The boys will have just over a month off before Fall baseball starts then Winter baseball starts in November.
The Penticton Tigers would like to thank Mark Brett and The Western for the great support and coverage we received throughout the baseball season.