The South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association bantam A Tigers lost the final of the Central Okanagan Spring Baseball tournament in Kelowna. The team is as follows left to right in the back row: Coaches Tony Orioli, Darcy Halverson, Mike Collins, players Isaac Watt, Isaac Halverson, Nate Collins, Jacob Schulting and Connor Stephens. Middle: Kyton MacFadden, Wyatt Bogle, Ethan Poole and Gyobin Lee. Front: Adrian Orioli and Calum McGill. Missing is Hank Cumming. Submitted photo

Bantam A Tigers snag silver

The SOMBA bantam A Tigers grabbed silver in their first tournament

The South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association bantam A Tigers picked up silver in the Central Okanagan Spring Baseball Tournament on the weekend.

The Tigers lost 4-1 to Kelowna White Sox after going 3-0 in round robin play with wins over Keremeos, 12-7, the Kelowna Reds 12-11 and a 9-6 win over the Kelowna Grey Jays. The Tigers were hurt by a slow start and couldn’t recover. Calum McGill was the most valuable player after hitting well and making great defensive catches.

Ethan Poole was named MVP in the first game after going 3-for-3 at the plate and putting in a strong defensive performance at third base. In the win over the Reds, Wyatt Bogle was the MVP as he won the game with a walkoff hit to right field. Against the Grey Jays, Hank Cumming was the MVP with great defensive play at second base.

Tigers coach Tony Orioli said it was a great weekend for the Tigers in their first tournament of the year.

In other SOMBA action, on June 3, the Osoyoos Scorpions defeated the A’s 10-6. The A’s lost again, this time 5-4 to the Osoyoos Frantic Fielders. The games were kept close thanks to the great defensive efforts of Jaren Tenisci at first base and Logan Borsheim. Jordan Pierpont lead the way in batting with two deep hits.

The Reds edged the Pirates 9-8 at Peach Field. The Reds completed a come-from-behind victory thanks to a resurgence at the plate from Patrick Beauchamp. Beachamp hit a stand-up double in the third inning to bring in some runs. The Reds kept their cool in the last inning to get the three outs needed to complete the comeback. Keaton Sykut-Finnsson of the Pirates kept the game close with a spectacular catch in deep left field robbing the Reds of a run-scoring extra base hit.

The Tigers picked up an easy 12-3 win over Summerland. Logan LaPointe was quick on his feet playing pitcher grabbing the ball and throwing to first.

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