Families come from all over to watch minor ball in Barriere

Owen Sim catches pitch from Devin Holland that goes a bit wide during a game against a team from 100 Mile House Friday afternoon. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)Owen Sim catches pitch from Devin Holland that goes a bit wide during a game against a team from 100 Mile House Friday afternoon. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
The bleachers were filled with excited spectators during the minor ball tournament in Barriere over the weekend. The sun was hot and bright so many held umbrellas over their heads to shade themselves. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)The bleachers were filled with excited spectators during the minor ball tournament in Barriere over the weekend. The sun was hot and bright so many held umbrellas over their heads to shade themselves. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
Soren Coates bunts the ball before making a break for first base. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)Soren Coates bunts the ball before making a break for first base. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
Owen Sim runs past second base after hitting a ball to the outfield. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)Owen Sim runs past second base after hitting a ball to the outfield. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
Devin Holland putting the tag on 100 Mile House player after they made a break to steal second. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)Devin Holland putting the tag on 100 Mile House player after they made a break to steal second. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
Soren Coates runs towards the fence to catch a pop fly. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)Soren Coates runs towards the fence to catch a pop fly. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
Devin Holland winds up for the pitch during a game against 100 Mile House Friday afternoon in Barriere. See page 10. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

The ball diamonds in Barriere were bustling with minor ball players and fans for the provincial tournament, July 9 to 11.

Sixteen teams and over 200 families were at the games, with players from four divisions, came together to enjoy a few games of ball under the hot sun.

At the end of the weekend, the U12 Barriere Cedar Kings were victorious, winning the gold position over the Terrace team. Barriere Stamer Logging team came in third.

The U14, U16 and U18 teams from Terrance all went home Sunday with a gold-medal win. The second-place spots went to 100 Mile’s U14 team, the U16 team from Clearwater and the Barriere Giants U19 division. The Barriere Bruins U14 team, the Barriere Chiefs in the U16 division and U19’s 100 Mile team all took home the bronze.