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Visiting teams take all the hardware at Kyle Losse Memorial Tournament

Great weekend of minor ball at Winskill Park

The Victoria Mariners and North Langley Trappers are this year’s Kyle Losse Memorial Tournament champions.

The sixth annual tournament, held during the Canada Day long weekend at Winskill Park in Tsawwassen, saw 14 teams battle for the bantam title while eight teams played for the peewee title.

On the peewee side, North Langley beat Aldergrove 10-8 in Monday’s final.

The Trappers finished second in their pool after round robin play and beat the Ladner Red Sox 15-6 in one of Monday’s semifinal games.

Aldergrove also finished second in their pool and beat Campbell River 15-6 in the other semifinal.

As for the Red Sox, they won their pool with a 2-0-1 record playing to a 6-6 tie with Vancouver and beating Aldergrove 13-2 and Trout Lake 8-7.

The Tsawwassen Athletics finished fourth in their pool with a 1-2 record beating North Langley 11-3, while losing 13-4 to Richmond and 6-4 to Campbell River.

The Athletics beat Trout Lake 11-8 in a consolation game Sunday afternoon.

On the bantam side, the Mariners beat the Abbotsford Cardinals 10-4 in the championship final.

Victoria beat their rivals Victoria Eagles 6-2 in the semifinal while Abbotsford edged the Mid-Island Pirates 2-1 in the other semifinal.

The Delta Blue Jays topped the standings with a 3-0 record in round robin play with wins over Vancouver (9-4), Calgary (3-0) and Coquitlam (2-0), but lost 5-3 to the Pirates in the quarterfinals.

The Tsawwassen Athletics finished seventh after the round robin beating Vancouver 10-7 and Parksville 12-4 while dropping a 12-1 decision to Langley.

Tsawwassen lost to Cloverdale in a play-in game on Sunday to end their tournament.

Tournament organizer Niki Losse said she was very pleased with the weekend.

“It was super successful. There was lots of great feedback on what an awesome tournament it was,” she said. “Big crowds all weekend and lots of support.”

Blue Jays move on

It wasn’t all bad news for the Blue Jays this week as they punched their ticket to the national qualifying semifinals with a 7-0 home win over Whalley on June 24.

The semifinals and final are Aug. 3 in Chilliwack.