The Penticton Thunder 13U Peewee AA baseball team won the Vernon Fun in the Sun tournament the weekend of June 25. Submitted photo

Thunder golden in Vernon baseball tournament

The Penticton Thunder 13U AA peewee wins Fun in Sun tournament

It was a golden weekend for the Penticton Thunder under-13 Peewee AA squad in Vernon June 23 to 25.

The Thunder crushed the West Kelowna Diamondbacks 14-3 to clinch the Fun in the Sun tournament. Their gold medal performance was bookended by Jack MacIntosh throwing two complete games in game one and the gold medal final. In their final match against the Diamond Backs, Ben Forman laid out for a glorious game-ending catch in right field. Diogo Monteiro also contributed to the 14-3 rout with a two-run home run. Jace Shuttleworth took home game most valuable player honours for his relentless performance.

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“The team played an amazing game,” said coach James Raymond. “It was a long, hot tournament and after a tough loss against the same team earlier that morning they hit the field with a vengeance. They made sure that there was no question about how badly they wanted the gold medal. This team has continued to grow and demonstrate game after game that they come to win.”

Bantam A Tigers

SOMBA held a playoff tournament in the Bantam A division, with Penticton 1 winning after defeating Penticton 2, 10-8. Penticton 1 finished the playoff with three wins and a loss. The teams competed in a playoff that included Keremeos, Penticton 1, Penticton 2 and Summerland. The two Penticton teams collided for that match on June 27.

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