The Slegg Lumber BlueJays won the PeeWee Comox Valley Minor Baseball League championships by defeating Comox Valley Echo 7-3 on June 16.
With solid pitching from Caleb Dolman and Nolan Baker the BlueJays managed to hold the Echo to two runs which were both scored in the first of three innings. Liam Janzen scored first after hitting a single and Shane Best was called safe on first due to an error by the first baseman.
The BlueJays offence was consistent with two runs being scored in each of the first three innings by Anthony Kervin, Reid Zonneveld, William Drewry, Liam Nijhoff and two by Adam McKillican. The fourth inning went scoreless with Slegg’s Adam McKillican striking out two players and Kale Best popping out to first base. The Echo’s Liam Janzen struck out three players from the BlueJays while Nolan Baker was left stranded at second base. In the fifth inning Liam Nijhoff scored by hitting a single, stealing two bases, and was hit home by Caleb Dolman.
Echo’s Dayton Keith was safe on first base because of an error in the field and was driven in by Liam Janzen. Liam Janzen then struck out three in the final inning while Adam McKillican struck out two and Reid Wheeldon threw out Shane Best on a beautiful play to first base.
The Comox Valley Minor Baseball Association would like to thank the sponsors (Slegg Lumber, Comox Valley Echo, Ryan Williams Remax, Piercy’s Funeral Home) and coaches (Steve Cochrane, Keith Doleman, Greg Janzen, Chris Janzen , Wendell Kierstead, Gord Lennox, Lee McKillican, Jacques Nijhoff and Wayne Stich) of the Peewee division for providing such a great experience for all the players this season. Also, a big thank-you to the division manager, Susan Murray, and all the parent volunteers who helped with the wind-up night, and prepared the field or kept score for each game.
We look forward to seeing everyone back out next year.