WKMBA 13-AA D-Backs are “Provincials” bound…

Posted by West Kelowna Minor Baseball on Jul 27 2016 at 10:57PM PDT in 2016 Season

The West Kelowna 13-AA D-Backs qualified themselves for the 2016 Provincials being held Aug4-7 in Parksville, BC on Vancouver Island.

The D-Backs went 2-1 in the Zone Qualifying Tournament hosted by COMBA this past weekend. The D-Backs started with a convincing 12-5 win over host team COMBA Saturday morning, followed by a disappointing 20-2 loss at the hands of Interior Favourite SOMBA Saturday Evening.

Sunday morning in a “Must Win” situation the D-Backs stepped up their game and defeated Kamloops by a score of 10-5. During the weekend the D-Backs had stellar Pitching Performances from Clark Swift, Aidan Gross, Leyland Vucinovic and Chase Heller. On the offensive side the entire team hit the ball well, with some clutch hitting performances by Josh Carefoot, Jaydon Wielders, Ethan Swift, Tyson Hickson & Zane McFarlane. Unable to play were Kiran Grewal (Injury), Julian Pearson & Ryder Kinnear. Bat Boy Jordan Wielders kept the team motivated all weekend! When asked, Head Coach Patrick Wielders said he was proud of his teams’ performance; “The team has come together well after playing 40+ games since April this year, and I thank Assistant Coaches Rich Swift, Chris Heller and Russ Hickson as well as all the parents for the help and support this year!”


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