18U Qualifiers Complete - Mid Island Pirates to Nationals; Coquitlam Redlegs to Westerns

July 31, 2022

The first teams to represent British Columbia at this year's National and Western Canada Championships were determined Saturday afternoon in Richmond. 

The Mid Island Pirates advanced to the 18U National Championship in Fort McMurray, Alberta with a 4-0 win in the third and deciding game of their best of three series against the North Fraser Nationals. The Pirates won the opener Friday evening 3-1 before the Nationals forced a deciding game Saturday morning with a 5-1 victory. 

The Coquitlam Redlegs advanced to the 18U Western Canada Championship in Regina, Saskatchewan with a two game sweep of the Cloverdale Spurs. The Redlegs took the opener Friday afternoon, 6-4 in nine innings, and finished the series with a 5-2 win on Saturday. The series clincher saw Sarah Pengelly become the first known female to pick up a win as a pitcher at a Baseball BC Qualification or Provincial tournament, as she allowed just two runs in five innings of work. 


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