Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 06:00 am
The Baseball Alberta peewee and mosquito AA Tier III provincials are underway, weather permitting, at Legion Memorial Park.
The St. Albert Blue Cardinals are hosting the weekend competitions.
The peewee tournament features the Northwest Zone, Fort Saskatchewan, Heisler and Stettler.
The mosquito tournament includes Red Deer 2, Leduc, Northeast Zone, Sherwood Park Green and South Jasper Place 2.
In Friday’s provincial opener the peewee Cardinals had games against the Northeast Zone and Heisler and the mosquito Cardinals had a date with Red Deer in pool B but heavy rain forced organizers to revamp the tournament draws.
The peewee Cardinals were originally scheduled to play Stettler today at 3 p.m. and Fort Saskatchewan at noon Sunday.
If there are no tiebreakers, the top two teams in the round robin meet at 3 p.m. Sunday for the championship.
The mosquito Cardinals also have a game today against Leduc at 3 p.m. in pool B but that could change because of Friday’s rain.
Sunday, if there are no ties in pool play, the third-place teams hook up in the 9 a.m. consolation game. The semifinals between the top two pool A and B teams are noon and 3 p.m. and the final is 6 p.m.
The St. Albert Senior Cardinals wrap league play next week in the Alberta West Central Baseball Association.
The Cardinals (11-2-1) host the Westlock Red Lions (7-5) Monday and the Spruce Grove Eagles (6-4) Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. at Legion Memorial Park.
Thursday the Cardinals play the Edmonton Heat (5-11) at 6:45 p.m. at Footz Field.
The opening playoff round starts Aug. 6 and round two of the league finals will be staged at Legion park from Aug. 18 to 26.
The Cardinals and Fort Saskatchewan A’s (11-2-1) share first place in the standings.
In league play this week the Cardinals blanked the Edmonton Expos (4-9) 21-0 Tuesday in Sherwood Park as Justin Watamaniuk went the distance on the mound for the team’s third straight win.
The night before in St. Albert the Cardinals beat the Edmonton Codgers (2-12) 7-1. John Spaans allowed one run over four innings and Dave Edwards hit an inside-the-park home run.
Tuesday the St. Albert Impact premier women’s team battles the Edmonton Warriors in the Edmonton District Soccer Association.
Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Riel Recreation Park.
The third-place Impact close out league play Aug. 12 against Victoria at 7 p.m. at Victoria Soccer Club.