Coach Ryan Rai in back

Coach Ryan Rai in back

Lake teams finish off the season high in standings

Coach Ryan Rai is pretty proud of his Lake Cowichan Mosquito team, the Grey Hawks.

Coach Ryan Rai is pretty proud of his Lake Cowichan Mosquito team, the Grey Hawks. This past weekend, the team played four games in a tournament, and though they did not win every game, Rai says that his team had a blast.

“This is the best ball we have played all year,” he says. “If we keep this up, we will go a long way in the playoffs.”

All team members had great sportsmanship, and the kids never stopped smiling.

The first game was against the Ladysmith Diamond Backs. This was a close win, with a score of 9-8. Rai says this, and the other three games, all came down to the very last out. Nick Hill “caught a fly ball and was awesome in pitching,” says Rai. Kendall Bergstrom also had some fantastic pitching, and Hill was named MVP for that game.

Saturday morning, the Hawks played their second game which was against the Duncan Pirates, and though the team had a 9-7 loss to the pirates (this was the first loss of the season for the Hawks), Nick Hill and Amber Eddy did some great pitching, and Eddy was named MVP for that game.

In the third game, which took place Saturday afternoon, the Hawks played against the over confident Nanaimo Athletics. Despite taking verbal blows against their female players, the Hawks managed to walk away with a win.

Eddy managed to strike out a couple of the Athletics players and Hill and Mackenzie Peters scored two runs. Josh Hill hit a walk-off home run. Noah Murdoch had a couple of big hits, and was named MVP for the game.

The final game was played against the Salt Spring Blue Jays. Though the Hawks lost this game with a score of 9-8, they managed to bring themselves back from being four runs behind due to another two out rally.

Bergstrom, Eddy, Nick Hill, and Josh Hill all had big hits, and Murdoch hit a massive home run. Bergstrom was named MVP for this game.

The coaches award at the end of the tournament went to Josh Hill. This award is given to an All Star player who has not been named MVP during the season.

Rai says that the hardest part of the tournament, for him, was making sure that the pitchers did not go over their pitch count. “I was missing two pitchers,” he says. “So I only had seven to work with.

During the tournament, Joey Janzen and Jake Walters both had solid pitching, and Shaylyn Jones had a big hit.

The Lake Cowichan Peewee All Star team played their last game of the regular season on Tuesday, May 29, and they also did well.

Coach Micah Anderson says they won with a score of 10-5. “We finished off the regular season with eight wins and five losses and one tie giving us 17 points putting us in third place for the playoffs.

Playoffs begin on June 6 for the 11 team Peewee league, and Anderson says “there still may be some movement in the standings because all league games have not been played yet.



Just Posted

Rick Ruppenthal of Saltair will host a 12-hour talk-a-thon Friday, June 18 over Facebook live. (Photo submitted)
Talk-a-thon to focus on men’s mental health issues

Saltair man spearheading a campaign to generate more conversation during fundraiser

Cowichan Tribes man Adrian Sylvester is worried that he was targetted by a trailer hitch thrown from a vehicle. (Facebook photo)
Cowichan Tribes man worried he was target of trailer hitch

Adrian Sylvester says no one has reported a missing hitch after one nearly hit him

Mariah Segee (centre) was named 2021 Lady of the Lake last Saturday, with Megan Rowbottom (left) as first princess, and Macey Anderson (right) as second princess. (Submitted)
Lady of the Lake returns to Lake Cowichan

Mariah Segee takes the crown in first pageant since 2018

Darren Campbell's truck was stolen when he stopped to check on a car in a ditch (pictured) on Cowichan Bay Road on Monday morning. (Facebook photo)
UPDATE: Cowichan Bay Good Samaritan’s stolen truck recovered

‘Very much appreciated the help from so many people. I hope the very best for all of you’

Threads N Tails owner Lee-Ann Burke’s pet clothing has been featured on the cover of the June/July issue of Pet Connection Magazine. (Submitted)
Lake Cowichan business featured on magazine cover

Lee-Ann Burke hopes the extra publicity will increase sales

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
10 years ago: Where were you during the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots?

Smashed-in storefronts, looting, garbage can fires and overturned cars some of the damage remembered today

(Black Press Media file)
Dirty money: Canadian currency the most germ-filled in the world, survey suggests

Canadian plastic currency was found to contain 209 bacterial cultures

(pixabay file shot)
B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail ‘unsafe,’ calls for changes

Review states a maximum of 22 hours for youth, aged 12 from to 17, to be placed in solitary

Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Parents will need to fight ‘COVID learning slump’ over summer: B.C. literacy experts

Parents who play an active role in educating their children this summer can reverse the slump by nearly 80%, says Janet Mort

The border crossing on Highway 11 in Abbotsford heading south (file)
Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Trudeau has called Thursday meeting, premiers say they expect to leave that meeting with a plan

The B.C. government’s vaccine booking website is busy processing second-dose appointments, with more than 76 per cent of adults having received a first dose. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C.’s COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations stable for Tuesday

108 new confirmed cases, 139 in hospital, 39 in intensive care

Graeme Roberts, who was mayor of Nanaimo from 1984-86, died this month at age 89. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Community Archives)
City of Nanaimo flags at half-mast as former mayor Graeme Roberts dies at 89

‘Giant-killer’ beat out Frank Ney in mayoral election in 1984

CVSAR search the Puntledge River following a report of an abandoned kayak. Photo, CVSAR Facebook page
Comox Valley Search and Rescue spends four hours searching for no one

Overturned kayak a reminder for public to contact officials if they have to abandon a watercraft

Most Read