Penticton Thunder mosquito all-star baseball team have advance to provincials in Cloverdale. Back Row: James Woodhouse (asst. coach)

Penticton Thunder mosquito all-star baseball team have advance to provincials in Cloverdale. Back Row: James Woodhouse (asst. coach)

Penticton Thunder advance to baseball provincials

Penticton Thunder mosquito single A All-Star baseball team has advanced to the provincial championships.

The Penticton Thunder mosquito single A All-Star baseball team has advanced to the provincial championships.

Penticton won decisive victories over the Kamloops Riverdogs in a best-of-three play down on July 20. The Thunder defeated the Riverdogs in two games straight with highlights that included Alan Woodhouse belting a home run, a spectacular catch at second base by Luke MacIntyre and a tournament-ending snag in the infield by Dexter Madsen.

The Thunder All-Star team consists of players from Penticton Minor Baseball spring league that were assembled in July. The trip to provincials will take the team to Cloverdale for the August long weekend as the culmination of their summer baseball season.

“This team has fun working together and they’re excited to be able to keep playing and to represent the Okanagan,” said MacIntyre.