Trail hosts 2012 B.C. Little League Baseball Championships, first game Saturday against White Rock
The sport of the dog days of summer.
Fans looking to watch some of the best youth baseball in the province should take flight to Andy Bilesky Park in Trail for the B.C. Little League Championships.
The six-team tournament begins Saturday with the host Trail Allstars up against District 3 rep White Rock at 1:30 p.m.
The other teams in the tournament are Hastings and Dunbar of Vancouver, Beacon Hill of Victoria and Forest Hills from the Sunshine Coast/Whistler area.
The Trail All Stars enter ithe tournament with a 16-2 record of exhibition and tournament play.
The squad has a pair of tournament wins, last weekend at the Pullman Summer Classic and in Kelso, Washington.
Teams arrive Friday for the banquet with official opening ceremonies set to go Saturday prior to the Trail/White Rock contest.
Trail, with two players from Nelson on the roster — Reece Tambellini and Quin Hall — plays Hastings Sunday at 10 a.m. and Dunbar, Forest Hills and Beacon Hill Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, at 5 p.m.
The rest of the team is from Trail and Fruitvale.
Kiran Johnston, Nolan Piche and Dawson denBeisne are the Fruitvalites on the squad while Trail's contingent consists of Bradley Ross, Colton Miracle, Ross St. Jean, Derek Green and Jon Ballarin.
Thursday is a rain out day.
Friday the top four teams meet in semi final round before the two winners advance to Saturday's Championship game at noon.
The winner represents the province of BC at the Canadian Championships, August 4-11 in Edmonton, Alta.
Trail has won the Canadian title five times, the last coming in 1990.
For more information go to: http://www.traillittleleague.ca/Home_Page.html