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Magic number 4 clinches playoff spot for Penticton baseball squad (18U AAA)

By Penticton Western News, 07/29/19, 9:15AM PDT



The SOMBA Tigers named down a playoff spot with a four-win weekend performance


Four for four.

That was the magic number for the Penticton SOMBA Tigers in a pair of U18 AAA BC Minor Baseball Association double headers at home last weekend.

Needing four wins to secure a spot at the Aug. 8 to 11 league provincials in Victoria, the team didn’t disappoint, collecting two wins each over the Richmond Chuckers Saturday and the Vernon Canadians the following day.

The wins moved the team into a tie for seventh spot in the 14-team standings and eliminated the Cloverdale Spurs from the playoffs.

“We needed those four wins, kind of take-care-of-business, destiny-in-our-own-hands, kind of thing,” said head coach Aqil Samuel...