Win streak continues for Bandits alumni in annual game

The Sr. Cranbrook Bandits faced off against their alumni on the weekend, losing 5-3 in nine innings

The bats were swinging and jerseys pulled out for the third annual Cranbrook Bandits alumni game, as graduates of the program faced off against the Sr. Cranbrook Bandits.

The alumni took a 5-3 victory after nine innings on June 2, to stretch their win streak to three games.

“It was a good game,” said Sr. Bandits coach Paul Mrazek. “Both teams pitched well, for the most part, put the ball in play. I talked to my players and we just need to tidy up a couple of things, it was a closer game.”

The weekend started out with a golf tournament on June 1, which raised $3,500 for the Bandits organization.

“It was a Texas scramble, and had 22 teams with golf and dinner,” explained Mrazek.

June 2 was perfect weather for the alumni game, as the sun was out and the hot dogs were grilling, unfortunately, the Sr. Bandits couldn’t break the win streak of the alumni.

LOOK BACK: Cranbrook Bandits split weekend games

“We keep giving [the alumni] some pretty good young players, and they are getting tough and tougher to beat, so good game today,” said Mrazek.

The weekend included 22 alumni who came out to support the weekend, including Brady Penson, Ryan Saunders, Hunter Ryley, Josh Lowden, Devon Howarth and more.

“We are ranging back from guys who finished paying with us last year, to guys that aged out 18 years ago— it’s a huge mix. We have guys who have played D3 to D1 college baseball,” said Mrazek.

Having a weekend like this, Mrazek said is good to keep the alumni active within the Bandits organization.

“It’s great for the alumni to see how the program is growing, and it’s good for our guys to see some of these guys who have played college baseball. It’s great for the parents, it’s great for the families and it’s a good day,” he said.

The Sr. Bandits will hit the road on June 8 for a doubleheader against Mission Valley, and then June 9 against the Glacier Twins.

The Jr. squad will also head on the road for June 8 against the Libby Loggers but will be back in Cranbrook at Confederation Park for a doubleheader against Lethbridge, first pitch is set for 1 p.m.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Just Posted

First Nations included in latest Columbia River Treaty talks

Seventh round of negotiations between Canada and U.S. wrap up in Washington D.C.

Runners hit the streets for Special Olympics

Cranbrook RCMP teamed up with Cranbrook Safeway on Saturday, June 22, for… Continue reading

School board reports January malware attack

Email systems compromised at board office and Fernie Learning Centre, according to memo

Bowen Byram goes fourth overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft

The Cranbrook native was picked by the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL draft

Residents asked to leave ‘fawn in area’ signs alone

Signs are there for the protection of deer and people

Video shows fireworks shot at swan in Alberta

Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident in Grande Prairie

‘Text neck’ causing bone spurs to grow from millennials’ skulls, researchers say

Technology use from early childhood causing abnormal bone growths in 41 per cent of young adults

B.C. teen killed by fallen tree on field trip remembered as hero

13-year-old Tai Caverhill was the first to spot the tree falling and warned his friends

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

Should B.C. get rid of Daylight Saving Time?

The province wants to know, as state governments down south make the move

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Canadians crash out of Women’s World Cup in 0-1 loss to Sweden

Canada missed a chance to tie the game on a penalty shot

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

It happened at a weekend tournament in Ashcroft

Two bear cubs saved near Revelstoke after mother hit by car

Conservation officers trapped the cubs and transported them to a wildlife sanctuary

Most Read