Bill Moore Memorial Park in Courtenay is once again the host field for the ninth annual Investors Group Yew Bat Masters Baseball Tournament this weekend.
Beginning tonight (June 15) eight teams will battle for the coveted Yew Bat trophy. Visiting teams from Victoria, Burnaby and Sointula along with five teams from the Komoux Masters Real Baseball League here in town will be in the race for bragging rights. There will be four teams in the 35+ division (Victoria, Yankees, Blue Jays, and Indians) and four in the 45+ division (Burnaby Buzzards, Sointula, Cubs, and Twins).
Tonight at 5 p.m., the Buzzards take on the Cubs, and Blue Jays take flight against the Yankees. Then at 7:30 p.m. Sointula and the Twins face off, as well as Victoria against the Indians.
Saturday will see two games in each time slot – 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. Semifinals go Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and the finals at 2 p.m.
“Drop by Bill Moore park (next to the lawn bowling club on Kilpatrick) for some sun, a couple of cool beverages, and some exciting baseball as young and old hit the diamonds!” a tourney spokesperson said.
– Investors Group Yew Bat Masters Baseball Tournament