Above, Black Knights Harper Stewart and Carson Friesen-Smith converge on this ball to make the play at first.

Above, Black Knights Harper Stewart and Carson Friesen-Smith converge on this ball to make the play at first.

Tadpoles a hit at year-end Jamboree

The annual SOMBA year-end Tadpole Jamboree fun for all

Young baseball players in the U9 Tadpole division of the South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association (SOMBA) had their year-end Jamboree last weekend.

Nine teams with about 100 young players from Penticton, Summerland, Cawston, Osoyoos and Princeton took part in the fun event with medals for all.

“It’s just a weekend for the kids to come out and play a bunch of games,” said Andrea Messing, the association’s Tadpole director.

Along with the baseball games, there were a number of other special fun events for the young players, boys and girls aged seven to nine years.

The division’s regular season runs from April to June with much of the time spent on developing the skills of the game.

 

Dawson Stewart checks the runners on base.

Dawson Stewart checks the runners on base.

Aiden McMillan of the Black Knights snags this hit.

Aiden McMillan of the Black Knights snags this hit.

Grey Sox first baseman Ryder Morris yells for this catch as Black Knight’s Dawson Stewart heads for the base during the South Okanagan Minor Baseball tadpole year-end jamboree.

Grey Sox first baseman Ryder Morris yells for this catch as Black Knight’s Dawson Stewart heads for the base during the South Okanagan Minor Baseball tadpole year-end jamboree.

Cash Bolger of the Grey Sox calls for this infield fly ball.

Cash Bolger of the Grey Sox calls for this infield fly ball.