It was another fun- filled baseball weekend for Salmon Arm as the peewee, mosquito and bantam teams all took to the diamond for games.
On Saturday, the mosquito Hornets lost to the Penticton Tigers 15-13 in a hard-fought game, but came back in the second game to win 14-13 in another close game. This weekends, mosquito MVPs were Eldyn Pauls and Sayer Mayes.
On Sunday, the peewee Hornets and the Salmon Arm tadpole Young Guns took to the field. The Young Guns were in Kelowna and took on the Pentiction Tigers and the Kelowna Sun Devils in a double-header.
The boys played some amazing baseball, making plays and taking advantage of every opportunity at bat. The Young Guns defeated both Penticton and Kelowna 15-13 and 22-6 respectively.
In the Peewee division the Hornets faced Kamloops and Kelowna in a pair of games played out at ball diamonds in Kamloops.
They were victorious in their first matchup against Kamloops, winning 16-6, but lost in their second game against Kamloops in a close 12-10 defeat.
The Salmon Arm Hornets Bantam AA team wrapped up their season this past weekend with a marathon series of games.
The team played an interlock schedule with the Lower Mainland, facing off in a series of games where their performance decided their next opponents. It was a tough go for the Hornets but they still managed wins over much larger cities during these games over the weekend.
It was definitely a learning experience for these young men, and they were able to improve as individual players and a team.
Submitted by Rebecca Scott and Jon Hay