Richmond City Baseball hosting 13U A Provincial Championships

Tournament gets underway on Thursday at Palmer/Garden City diamonds

Richmond City Baseball will be hosting nine other associations, including six from Vancouver Island, for B.C. Baseball’s 13U A West Provincial Championships starting on Thursday at Palmer/Garden City Park.

The tournament culminates the summer ball season that began in late June with playdowns, leading up to this week’s showcase event.

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The host Chuckers open play Thursday morning against Tsawwassen and also will have round-robin games against Nanaimo, Campbell River and Alberni. The other pool group features Burnaby, North Shore, Ladysmith, Oceanside (Parksville) and Victoria.

Round-robin play concludes Saturday afternoon and the top two teams from each group square off in the semi-finals on Sunday morning. The championship game is slated for 1 p.m.

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Richmond City turned in a solid showing at B.C. Baseball’s 11U A Championships in Cloverdale last weekend, reaching the semi-finals. The Chuckers fell 13-6 to the host team then dropped an 8-7 heartbreaker to White Rock in the bronze medal game.

Earlier wins came against Ridge Meadows (13-1), Tsawwassen (18-2) and Victoria (15-5) to gain a final four berth.

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