College Prep Chuckers thrive on home turf to win Canada Day tourney

Host get superb performance from Duke Howells in championship game

The Richmond College Prep Chuckers certainly made the most of their inaugural Canada Day Tournament.

The event featured a mixture of teams from B.C. Minor Baseball’s College Prep and 18U AAA Divisions at Minoru Park’s Latrace Field. 

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It was eventful first game with two players and a coach from the opposing team being ejected, but things settled down quickly and it turned out to be a successful weekend overall.

The Chuckers AAA team ended the round robin play at 1-2-1, while their College Prep counterparts finished with a 2-1-1 record. 

With help from a Chuckers AAA’s 2-2 tie and a VI Mariners’ 6-1 win over the North Shore Padres, Chuckers College Prep avoided a tiebreaker situation (and a lot of math) to advance to the final against the unbeaten Cloverdale Nationals (4-0-0).

Led by an outstanding complete game performance on the mound from senior Duke Howells, the Chuckers secured the title with a 3-0 win. Howells allowed just three hits and one walk over seven innings.

Jenmark Ramos led the attack with a pair of hits and drove in two runs. Nathan Hikida had two hits and added the other RBI. Tyler Sharples also chipped in with a hit.

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