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Second place pleases Tiger coaches

The South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association bantam Tigers placed second in a tournament hosted by Kelowna during the weekend. The Tigers starting from the back row from left are:  Eric Eastman, Justin Dacyk, Leo Kruger, Trevor Galbraith, Nathanial Woods, Matt Finlayson and coach Dan Harvey. Front row:  Shane Price, Hayden Williams, Paul Jacyna and Brandon Pym.  - Submitted photo
The South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association bantam Tigers placed second in a tournament hosted by Kelowna during the weekend. The Tigers starting from the back row from left are: Eric Eastman, Justin Dacyk, Leo Kruger, Trevor Galbraith, Nathanial Woods, Matt Finlayson and coach Dan Harvey. Front row: Shane Price, Hayden Williams, Paul Jacyna and Brandon Pym.
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Losing 6-4 to Rutland cost the South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association bantam Tigers a tournament championship, but the coaches weren’t disappointed.

“I could not have been more proud of my team and the 100 per cent effort these boy showed,” said coach Dan Harvey. “It is the players that make a team and these boys as a team battled the game of baseball sacrificing hits to move players and using the best defense to hold back these other teams battling for first place.”

The Tigers’ opening game was delayed by rain in the third inning and was held over to Sunday. The Tigers utilized this time to plan a strategy to win. Brandon Pym took the mound and threw strikes. The rest of the team cleaned up anything that came on the field. Winning the first game set the pace for the second, which they also won. Strong pitching and hitting was key. Hayden Williams hit a solo home run and Leo Kruger went 8 for 10, hitting doubles and triples and driving in numerous RBIs. Kruger was awarded MVP for that game.

 

 

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