It was a busy weekend of baseball, with three teams from Weyburn, and one team with a number of players from Weyburn, taking part in provincial championships on the weekend.
Here in the Opportunity City, Weyburn was the host of the 18U AA Tier 5 championship, with the Weyburn Warhawks hosting the Regina Buffaloes, Saskatoon Blue Jay Bombers and the Gull Lake Greyhounds.
The Warhawks opened up the tournament against Gull Lake, and the Greyhounds would come out with a 9-8 win in the first game of the event for both teams. Saturday morning, Weyburn would rally back, beating Saskatoon 22-6.
The win over the Blue Jay Bombers was followed up with a 9-8 victory over the Regina Buffaloes in the nightcap Saturday. This win would set up a rematch with Gull Lake in the finals Sunday.
The finals would be played over the course of two games, as Gull Lake had more wins than Weyburn heading into the championship game. Weyburn took the first game by a final score of 6-5. In the final game, however, Gull Lake came out swinging and would win the championship with a 20-10 victory.
The 18U AA Beavers were in Yorkton for the Tier 1 Provincial Championships. They opened play Friday afternoon against the Regina White Sox. Regina would come on top in that opening game, beating the Beavers 4-2
Saturday morning, the Beavers would be back in action taking on the Regina Blue Jays. Weyburn would score early, and often, coming away with a 14-3 victory in five innings. The Beavers then closed out the round-robin against the Unity Cardinals. The Cardinals would get the upper hand and hold on for an 8-6 win.
With a record of 1-2, the Beavers didn’t qualify for the semifinal round. The provincial championship would be won by the Assiniboia Aces.
In Saskatoon, the 18U AAA Southeast Twins were looking to win a provincial title.
The Twins opened up the tournament against the Regina Athletics Friday night and came away with a 14-3 victory. This was followed up with a game Saturday morning against the Saskatoon Cubs. Saskatoon would come out on top in that game, winning by a final of 9-3.
The final game of the round-robin was against the Saskatoon Giants. The Twins would get past the Giants with a final score of 5-4, and earn themselves a berth in the semi-finals Sunday morning.
In the semi-finals, they were up against the East Central Red Sox. The Red Sox managed to keep the Twins’ bats at bay and would pick up a 3-0 victory to advance to the finals. There, though, the Red Sox would fall to the Cubs.
The 13U AAA Beavers were in Maidstone, playing in the 13U AA Tier 1 championship on the weekend.
The tournament opened with a barnstormer of a game between the Beavers and the Sask Five Giants. It would be the Giants who ultimately came away with the win; the final score was 15-11.
Saturday morning, the Beavers would take on the Prince Albert Royals, and the defence was the star of the game. The Beavers shutout Prince Albert by a final score of 6-0.
In the final game of the round-robin, the Beavers played the Humboldt Dodgers Saturday afternoon. The Dodgers would be the team on top, though, winning 14-2.
With a record of 1-2, the Beavers did not qualify for the semi-final round.