Midgets to compete at provincials

Clearwater will have both a Midgets team and a Peewee team when it hosts the provincial softball championships July 13 – 15

Clearwater Peewee Julien Dewey (l) gets ready to make the catch as Mason Romeo dives for second base. The Peewees took on members of the former local Midget team during a practice game on Monday evening.

Clearwater Peewee Julien Dewey (l) gets ready to make the catch as Mason Romeo dives for second base. The Peewees took on members of the former local Midget team during a practice game on Monday evening.

Clearwater will have a Midget boys team to compete at the provincials after all.

Up until last Monday evening it had been though that the team, which had been highly successful, had disbanded and would not be playing this year, said Melody Romeo, spokesperson for Clearwater Minor Ball. This was even though Clearwater is to host the Midget (U18) boys provincial championships this year.

However, last Monday the boys got together to help the Peewees get ready for their provincials by playing them in a practice game (Clearwater also hosts the Peewee (U14) provincials this year).

The Midget boys enjoyed the game so much they decided to get back together and prepare for the championships, said Romeo.

The team won’t have a lot of time to get ready. About 12 to 13 teams of Peewees and Midgets are expected to take part in the championships, which will be held July 13 – 15.

Preparations include the purchase by District of Clearwater of several loads of red sand that will be spread on one of the diamonds at Clearwater Secondary School. The championship tournament will be played there plus at the two diamonds in Capostinsky Park, Romeo said.

 

The Clearwater Minor Ball spokesperson said more volunteers are needed to help put on the event.