Kylie Fischer steps to the plate during the Clearwater U12 game vs Merritt. Photos by K.A.Pendergast

Clearwater hosts fastball tournament

Home team takes first in both U12 and U 14 divisions

By K.A.Pendergast

Last weekend saw Clearwater teams host a tournament for fast-pitch baseball for area youth.

The total for both U12 and U14 divisions was 11 teams. This also included a team from Kamloops in the U16 division. Although some teams from out of town have either boys or girls, Clearwater doesn’t have enough players to make separate teams, so local players were all together on one, for each age division.

The tournament was held for fun, experience and some exciting ball ensued. Each game saw a Heart and Hustle, as well as a Golden Glove award given to players on each team.

Life, sport and friends: 55+ Games

Naturally, there was the typical valley weather with a rainout for the last game on Saturday that had to be rescheduled between the games the next day. Luckily this time there were no flooded fields. The crack of the bat and cheers from fans made for an enjoyable diversion from every-day relaxation on the lazy weekend.

Clearwater came in first place for the U12 division, with Barriere in second and 100 Mile House in third.

Clearwater also came in first for the U14 division, 100 Mile House came in second and Kamloops U16 girls ranked third.

Smiles, laughter and camaraderie were out in full force and hopefully, next tourney will see even more joining in. Supporting the youth teams is one of the local favourite pastimes as we all know, so let’s look forward to those magic words for next time…Play Ball!

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Soren Coates heads to 2nd base for a steal during the Clearwater U12 game.

Just Posted

UPDATED: Police nab suspect who escaped arrest

Man described to have several tattoos and is wearing dark pinstriped ‎pajama-style pants

West Fraser announces the permanent closure of Chasm sawmill

The third shift for the 100 Mile House location will also be eliminated

Winter Waterfalls project brings 7,500 visitors

Pilot project offered a unique waterfall viewing experience

The importance of cleaning your hummingbird feeder

Feeders need to be thoroughly cleaned at least every three days in hot weather

VIDEO: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to be re-released with new footage

‘Avatar’ holds global box office record at $2.788 billion, while ‘Endgame’ stands at $2.743 billion…

Elias Pettersson wins Calder Trophy as NHL’s top rookie

Vancouver forward first Canuck to win award since Pavel Bure in 1992

FVRD chair calls B.C. incineration plan for Philippines waste ‘disturbing’

Metro Vancouver ‘uniquely capable’ of safely disposing of waste coming back to Canada, say officials

VIDEO: Acknowledging skeptics, finance minister vows to build Trans Mountain project

Bill Morneau said he recognizes ‘huge amount of anxiety’ in Calgary over future of oil and gas sector

Shovels could be in the ground on Trans Mountain by September, CEO says

Ian Anderson points to weeks likely required for NEB to reinstate 2016 regulatory record

Scorpion gives birth after hitching ride in B.C. woman’s luggage

A Vancouver woman inadvertently brought the animal home from a trip to Cuba

RCMP allows officers to grow beards

Members can now wear beards and goatees, as long as they’re neatly groomed

Girl, 10, poisoned by carbon monoxide at B.C. campsite could soon return home

Lucille Beaurain died and daughter Micaela Walton, 10, was rushed to B.C. Children’s Hospital on May 18

30 years later: B.C. woman uses sidewalk chalk to reclaim site of her sexual assault

Vancouver woman didn’t think her powerful story, written in chalk, would ignite such support

Most Read