It was a busy and productive Victoria Day weekend for Tsawwassen Amateur Baseball Association (TABA) teams at tournaments around Metro Vancouver.
TABA teams came away with podium finishes at events in Ridge Meadows, Vancouver and Surrey.
Here is a breakdown of those accomplishments:
Tsawwassen brought out the big sticks to roll to first place honours at the Don Breau Invitational in Ridge Meadows. The team belted seven home runs over the weekend, including four from Matteo Muller. Dominic Trolland added a pair, including a grand slam. Oscar Dangaran added a solo shot. The Athletics went 5-0, including a 16-4 mercy-rule win over the Ladner Red Sox in their final game.
The team also features: Aidan Hope, Callum Memmott, Holden Ross, Jordan Lappin. Kane LaPorte, Rhys Dupuis, Sawyer Kettlewell, Sullivan Toddhunter and Zacary Prokop. Head coach Kirby Trolland is joined by assistants Carey Prokop, Shane Toddhunter and Jerrick Dangaran.
A terrific weekend at the President’s Cup in Vancouver concluded with Tsawwassen defeating the host Expos 16-9 in the bronze medal game. The result came after the Athletics fell to the Richmond Chuckers in the semi-finals.
The team includes: Alex Wood, Charlie Pierreroy, Jasper Smith, Noah Wessel, Owen Mayhew, Rowan Kettlewell, Sam Czettisch, Sam Stelle and Tyler Losse, with help from tournament pick-up Linden Savage. Head coach Brian Losse is joined on the coaching staff by Matt Kettlewell.
11U Mosqutio Select Exhibition Team (MSET)
Tsawwassen has its first-ever win at the Kathy Thomas Memorial Tournament in Surrey thanks to a 21-8 triumph over the North Langley Raptors in the championship game. The team was on fire throughout the tournament with great pitching and several home runs, going 3-1 in round-robin play.
The players include: Alec McDonald, Avery Sanders, Axel Asher, Brayden Allen, Breslin McCaw, Brody Norman, Dekker Schmidt, Dylan Armitage, Harrison Mortimer-Lamb, Kenzo Mitobe, Lukas Folster, Rory Lee and Tyler Lupien. Head coach Jason Lupien is joined by assistant Colin Norman.