After finishing the regular season in first place with wins against Salt Spring Island, the Ladysmith Cubs, and the Ladysmith Cardinals, the Lake Cowichan peewee team, Sons of Pitches, found themselves going into the finals on Saturday, June 23.
Coach Kelly Bergstrom, and Lake Cowichan minor baseball president Bryan Hill say that it was tense on Saturday, as the Sons of Pitches had to win against the Duncan team, or they would have played against Duncan again in Lake Cowichan that evening.
“Both peewee teams, the Lakers who just got knocked out on Tuesday and Sons of Pitches, have done extremely well this year. This is the first time that I have seen a peewee team make it to the final game in play offs. We go up against Duncan Team 4 sat at 12 and if we win we will be undefeated in the spring season play offs,” said Hill before the game.
The Sons of Pitches won 10-5 against Duncan Team 4 putting them in first place for the spring league, with Duncan Team 4 coming in second.
Hill was excited about the win, saying that the “Sons of Pitches are the first to represent Lake Cowichan and finish first in spring league since we interlocked with surrounding areas. I am extremely proud of how well all our teams have done this year.”
“All the teams this year have done extremely well and it shows that we have great coaches, volunteers, and kids that all deserve recognition for the great season through all the levels,” he adds.
On Sunday, June 24, all the teams in Lake Cowichan, from t-ball to peewee, participated in a fun day and received awards.
The first exhibition game of the summer season is in Ladysmith on Wednesday June 27, followed by a double header against Salt Spring Island in Lake Cowichan.