The Similkameen minor baseball teams have started their seasons in the Penticton Minor Baseball League. The Peewee Reds have lost three close games to start the season but Coach Jodi Watts is sure the team is close to getting its first win. “ We have been improving and learning each game out. We have come a long way already this season and know that we will be competitive and get some wins soon. Everybody’s having fun.”
The Mosquito Pirates lost their season opener by one run but then swept a doubleheader last Saturday in Penticton to improve to 2-1. Co-Coach John Weber said “We have a lot of really good athletes on this team that are just learning baseball skills. Its been fun to watch them improve every time out and I think we will be a force to contend with this season.”
“Pitching is a strength of ours” commented Co-Coach Shawn Carter. “ We have a number of kids who can throw strikes consistently and that gives us an edge”. The team is playing its first tournament of the season this weekend in Penticton.
Kobau Park has had one of its diamonds transformed into a baseball field and the teams will be hosting a number of games there in May.
Upcoming games at Kobau Park
Friday May 16, 6 p.m. Mosquito Pirates
Saturday May 17, Peewee Reds, noon and 2 p.m. (doubleheader)
Saturday May 24,10 a.m. and noon – Peewee Reds (doubleheader) 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Mosquito Pirates (doubleheader).