Mosquito Thunder wins zone

The SOMBA Thunder mosquito baseball team won the Okanagan Zone championship

BEN FOREMAN of the SOMBA Thunder mosquito baseball team gets under the tag against Salmon Arm in zone championship action. The Thunder won the zone to advance to provincials which begin Friday in Surrey.

BEN FOREMAN of the SOMBA Thunder mosquito baseball team gets under the tag against Salmon Arm in zone championship action. The Thunder won the zone to advance to provincials which begin Friday in Surrey.

Winning three of four games clinched the SOMBA Thunder mosquito baseball team a zone championship.

The Thunder split their matchups with West Kelowna winning 10-8 and losing 12-5, while they defeated Salmon Arm 16-4 and 13-3 last weekend in West Kelowna.

Thunder coach Jamie Raymond said his team played really well. All aspects of their game were strong. Raymond was impressed with their play against West Kelowna as they pulled off a win during a rain storm.

“I think it demonstrates to them that they have gelled really well,” said Raymond on their zone victory. “They have only been playing together for a month. It’s really a rare opportunity to be able to go to provincials.”

West Kelowna will join the Thunder in Surrey, with provincials beginning Friday.

“I’m really confident with the team. They are peaking at the right time,” said Raymond. “It’s been a really great season.”