The new Comox Valley 55+ men's baseball team played its first-ever organized game on Saturday, June 12, against a team from Port Alberni. The two squads posed for a photo afterward. The Alberni squad won that game, and the Comox Valley team returned the favour, beating Port on their home diamond July 10. Photo supplied

Comox Valley 55+ baseball team wins in Port Alberni

The Comox Valley 55+ ball team travelled to Port Alberni on Saturday. For the Port Alberni 55+ Cubs team, it was a really big deal. Although Port Alberni has produced many great ball players, an older division of the game has never taken off – this was the start of the take-off!

There was an impressive crowd on hand for the opener, and the fans were treated to an enjoyable display of oldtimer baseball. The teams matched five-run outputs in the third inning, and the Port held a 6-5 lead until another five-run sixth put the Comox team ahead for good. The Cubs made it close with three runs in the last couple of innings, but any thought of a serious rally was snuffed out by the defence. Final score was 11-9.

The next game will be this Saturday, July 17, at 1 p.m., at Highland Field in Comox. Drop by to cheer on the (mature) of summer!

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