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!