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In late July, the Kelowna Sun Devils U11 baseball team made the trek to the Island to take part in the 2022 BC Minor Baseball AAA Tier 1 Provincial Championships.
The Sun Devils play in the BC Minor Baseball League, which is separate from Little League (where Little Mountain, the team that represented Canada at the Little League World Series is). There are only two interior teams that represent Little League, one in the Kootenays and Trail.
The last time the U11 team won a provincial medal was way back in 2007 (when they were a part of Tier 2), so the squad was looking for some history.
Kelowna finished second in pool play, with a 3-1 record. They led the 10 team tournament in runs scored with 76.
In the semifinals, Kelowna was defeated 9-6 in a tightly contested match against White Rock.
However, they bounced back in a big way in the bronze medal game to beat Abbotsford 16-4.
The bronze represented the first ever medal at the Tier 1 provincials for the U11 squad.
On Wednesday this week, the team was present at their home ballpark, Edith Gay Park, to unveil a banner that will immortalize the 13 players and three coaches.
For more information on the Sun Devils, please click here.