Two high school baseball teams faced off in weekend action at Confederation Park in Cranbrook. When the dust had settled, the Mount Baker Wild had prevailed over the Selkirk Storm.
The two-game series took place Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3.
Prior to the series, Wild coach Josh Lowden said his team was hungry for some wins, and was looking for a good start to Friday’s game.
“The boys have worked hard in practices,” Lowden said. “We were coming off two tough losses to the Kootenay Valley Rangers last Sunday (May 27). I believe the Wild will be hungry for some wins this weekend and will show up ready to play hard.”
The Wild won Friday’s game 10-2 and Saturday’s 11-1.
Lowden said Devon Marra led the Wild with his offensive and defensive abilities throughout the year and this past tournament. “Tyler Thorn also pitched a full game against Selkirk for the win on Saturday,” Lowden said. “I’m very proud of the way the team rebounded from a tough loss to L.V Rodgers on the past Sunday, in order to win the last game of season against Selkirk.”
Selkirk Storm coach Fraser Armstrong lamented a few mental errors that may have made a difference.
“I think there were some mental errors from the team at the tournament because we played well against Nelson and managed to beat them,” Armstrong said. “We did have a string of bad luck in that first inning though and it was hard to bounce back from it.”
High school aged players from the East Kootenay will now be moving on to American Legion play with the Cranbrook Bandits taking on teams from the U.S. and Alberta.