Aldergrove readies for ball tourneys

Aldergrove's Jacob Simons is safe at base in peewee AA baseball against Coquitlam at Aldergrove Athletic Park on the weekend. Aldergrove is hosting three ball tournaments this month, with the midgets set for this weekend, May 17-19, followed by the combined bantam and mosquito tournaments, May 30 to June 2.
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The cracks of bats will fill Aldergrove Athletic Park as Aldergrove Minor Baseball Association will be hosting three tournaments this month.

The "Bring Your Best" 18U AA Tournament is first up at Aldergrove Athletic Park on May 17-19. The tournament is now filled with eight teams at the Midget AA level.

Scott Manick is the Midget "Bring Your Best" Tournament coordinator and has provided the registered teams and schedule of games as follows:

Pool A includes Aldergrove 1, Abbotsford , Mission and Vancouver, while Pool B includes North Shore Twins, Cloverdale Cardinals, Chilliwack and Ridge Meadows.

It gets underway Saturday, May 17 at 9 a.m. with Aldergrove 1 versus Abbotsford on the Sandlot. At 3 p.m. Aldergrove 1 plays its second game of the day versus Mission at Devon's field. On Sunday, May 18 at 12 noon Aldergrove 1 plays against Vancouver on Devon's field.

On Monday, May 19 the finals gets underway, starting at 8:30 a.m. with the third place vs third place and fourth place versus fourth place teams. At 11:30 a.m. the top four teams play for the chance at the finals, which get underway at 2:30 p.m. Following this game, medals will be awarded for the first and second place teams.

Two weeks later, Aldergrove Minor Baseball Association will be hosting the combined annual AMBA Mosquito A U11 Tournament and Bantam AA U15 Tournament at Aldergrove Athletic Park, May 30 to June 1.

The Mosquito tournament is already filled by eight teams at the Mosquito A level. Pool 1 includes the Langley Yankees, Mission Angels, Aldergrove Rangers and Aldergrove Blue Jays, while Pool 2 includes Abbotsford Braves, Aldergrove Braves, Langley Braves and Aldergrove Pirates.

Registrations are still being accepted for the Bantam AA U15 Tournament at Aldergrove Athletic Park, May 30 to June 1. This tournament is open to any team at the Bantam AA level from any association.

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