Two 13-and-under Kamloops Minor Baseball Association teams will be in action at the B.C. Minor Baseball Interior Spring Championship this weekend in West Kelowna.
RiverDogs Red (10-4) enter the seven-team tournament as the No. 1-seed, while RiverDogs White (4-10) are the sixth seed.
Children and young adults with cognitive and physical disabilities from across the province will enjoy a day of baseball on Saturday on McArthur Island.
The Kamloops Minor Baseball Association and City of Kamloops will play host to the Challenger Jamboree, presented by Warner Rentals.
Games will be played in a fun, safe environment and no scores will be kept.
The event, which has never been held outside of the Lower Mainland, will feature nearly 400 athletes, along with coaches and friends.
Denny’s will feed players, coaches, families and volunteers at the event, which will feature a bouncy castle, face painting, balloon animals and a photo booth.
Those wishing to volunteer can go online to kamloopsminorbaseball.ca/jamboree or call Sean Wandler at 250-574-3990.
The Steelers and Pirates faced each other on Sunday in the opening round of the Kamloops Minor Baseball Association’s peewee playoffs.
The Pirates prevailed 17-9 via a flurry of late-inning runs.
Division semifinals will be played Wednesday evening, with the championship game scheduled for this Friday at 6 p.m.
All games are on McArthur Island.
Earning the split
The hometown Kamloops RiverDogs posted a 2-2 record against the Kelowna Sun Devils on the weekend in BC Baseball College Prep League action.
Kelowna earned an 11-6 victory in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Saturday, but the Dogs won the rematch 7-6, with Parker Sauer earning the victory on the mound.
Lane Grunerud scored three runs and Tallis McLeod had a good pitching performance and scored two runs for the Dogs in an 11-6 victory on Sunday. The Sun Devils earned a 10-6 victory in Game 2.
Kamloops is 8-16 and second-last in league standings.
League-leading Cloverdale (19-4) will host a doubleheader against Kamloops on Saturday. Richmond (11-12) and Kamloops will square off twice on Sunday.