PoCo bounced in semis at baseball provincials
Port Coquitlam Minor Baseball’s two-decade provincial championship drought has been extended at least another year.
The PoCo Cardinals lost in the semifinals to Chilliwack at the peewee AA provincial championship, finishing up the tournament with a 2-3 record.
Coach Mike Bird was still disappointed when contacted by The Tri-City News on Tuesday, but commended the squad for playing hard during some tough outings.
“Our goal was to get better and better as the summer went on,” he said. “I think we did that.”
The club struggled out of the gates, dropping a 10-0 decision to Vernon in the opening game. The Cardinals bounced back in the second game to take down North Delta 13-1 in what Bird said was the club’s best game of the tournament.
PoCo lost another to Kelowna before finishing up the round-robin play with an 11-8 win over Campbell River.
In the final game of the tournament, the club was up on Chilliwack 4-1 in the early innings. However, Bird said their opponents were able to take the lead and eventually won the game 7-5.