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Cardinals hosting B.C. championships
The top 10 PeeWee AA baseball teams from around the province are in Comox this week for the 2013 B.C. Championships.
The Comox Valley Baseball Association is hosting the 13U boys tourney Aug. 1-4 at Aspen Park. Competing in Pool A are Burnaby, Kelowna, Duncan, Port Coquitlam and Surrey. Joining the host ReMax Ocean Pacific squad in Pool B are Ladner, Oceanside, Cloverdale and Abbotsford.
Action gets underway today at 9 a.m. with two games, continues at 12 p.m. with two games followed by two games at 3 p.m. Opening ceremonies and a skills competition go at 6 p.m. Play continues Friday with two games each at 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.. Saturday games go at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. with 6 p.m. reserved for rain delay if needed.
Playoffs go Sunday with semifinals (1st Pool A vs. 2nd Pool B and 1st Pool B vs. 2nd Pool A) at 10 a.m. and the championship final at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 is reserved for rain delay if needed.
Fans can catch the home team in action on Thursday at 3 p.m. vs. Ladner, Friday at 3 p.m. vs. Oceanside and Saturday at 9 a.m. vs. Cloverdale and 3 p.m. vs. Abbotsford.
"Please feel free to come out and cheer on our local players as they compete against the best teams from around the province," a tourney spokesperson said.
Comox Valley warmed up for the provincials at the six-team Island zone playdowns in Duncan, where they finished 2-2. They lost 18-6 to Oceanside, edged Victoria 9-8, were nipped 9-8 by Duncan and defeated Campbell River 9-7.
Oceanside went 4-0 to win the zone while Duncan finished 3-1, Campbell River 1-3, Victoria 0-2 and Nanaimo 0-2.