The Summerland PeeWee baseball team finished as champions at a recent tournament. In the back row from left are Darren Wiebe

PeeWees excel in baseball tournaments

Summerland’s PeeWee baseball team played in a tournament in Rutland on the weekend of June 6 to 8 and ended up the tournament champions.

Summerland’s PeeWee baseball team played in a tournament in Rutland on the weekend of June 6 to 8 and ended up the tournament champions.

This is the first championship any of these boys have ever won in any team sport.

The first game on Friday was a win against Rutland #3. The score was 11-6.

On Saturday, the Summerland team defeated Vernon #3 with a score of 18-15.

In the semifinals on Sunday, Summerland beat Kelowna #3 13-5.

The championship game against Kelowna #2 was decided with a final score of 8-7.

The Summerland players did not have to take their last at bat.

At the beginning of the month, the team took part in another tournament, this one in West Kelowna. Summerland finished with four wins and one loss.

The first game was against Penticton. Summerland won in a 12-5 decision. Riley Hanley was named most valuable player for this game.

In the next game, Summerland faced Keremeos and won 16-5.  James Ritchie was the MVP.

Summerland then played to a 9-7 win against West Kelowna #2. Michael Wiebe was the MVP.

The sole loss was against Rutland #1, in a 9-8 game. Quinn Ferguson-Moberg was MVP for this game.

The final game was against West Kelowna #1. Summerland won that game 10-7. Reilly Noble was the MVP in that game.

Summerland placed third overall in the tournament.