Sunday, July 27, 2008

Island Champions

We've watched a lot of baseball this summer. Zack and Tyler both played House League ball which means that we were at the park about 6 days per week. After that, Tyler wanted to play summer ball which meant even more baseball. Summer baseball qualifies your team to play in both a regional playoff and, if you are successful, a provincial playoff.

This weekend, the Victoria Rebels (Tyler's team) played Campbell River in the regional playoffs. They won the first game of yesterday's double header and then lost the second which left today's a game a 'winner take all' affair. Our guys played a fantastic game today and won 10-1. Here are some pictures of the big day.

After the game they were presented with the Vancouver Island Championship trophy.

Then they each took a turn running around the bases carrying the trophy. It was cute but got a bit long until all 12 boys had their turn. For some of them, the size of the trophy was a little big for them to manage and we were concerned that there might be a broken trophy.

Here's Tyler with his friend Matt and today's MVP, Peter. Peter hit a home run that really sparked the whole team to some pretty exciting offense. Peter basically slid into the picture just as I was taking it, hence Peter's 'gravity defying' pose.

Way to go Rebel's! We're looking forward to the Provincial's next weekend.