Local 1/2 Cutz leave Lake Cowichan

Well-known local slo-pitch team the 1/2 Cutz have left the Cowichan Lake league.

Well-known local slo-pitch team the 1/2 Cutz have left the Cowichan Lake league.

This year, the 1/2 Cutz are focusing on the Cowichan Slo-Pitch League, with all of their games taking place in Duncan.

“Most of our new players are from Duncan,” coach Dustin Mayo said.

The team lost nine players from last year, and has eight new faces. With such a new team, they’ve decided to enter the B division. Previously, they’d participated in the A division.

This year’s team consists of two people from Lake Cowichan, including Mayo and player Drew Forrest.

That said, at least four other players are originally from the Cowichan Lake area, but now live elsewhere in the Cowichan Valley.

So far, things are looking up for the team, which is boasting a 3-0 winning streak.

Their winning streak includes placing gold at the Cowichan Slo-Pitch Icebreaker Tournament.

The team started off on a low note, losing their first game against the Clippers 13-12, but by the final game they’d turned around, winning it 16-2 against the same team.

“We had only a few practices, so we’re still going through the honeymoon phase,” Mayo said.

Busy times will continue this season, with the team scheduled to play four games this week.