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Peewee Cubs win provincial baseball title

The Kelowna Cubs celebrate their gold medal at the B.C. peewee AA baseball championship in Chilliwack. The Cubs are: (front, left to right) Nick Stephenson, Joel Flood, Liam Hughes, Fynn McCarthy,Tate Stephens, Wyatt Head, Adan Sarafinchan, (middle row)  Jacob Bennett-Groinus, Matt Wyatt, Zane Torres, Ryan Moon, Ethan Soroka and (back) coaches Rod Torres, Mike Chamberlain, Dean Stephens and Garnet Jensen. - Contributed
The Kelowna Cubs celebrate their gold medal at the B.C. peewee AA baseball championship in Chilliwack. The Cubs are: (front, left to right) Nick Stephenson, Joel Flood, Liam Hughes, Fynn McCarthy,Tate Stephens, Wyatt Head, Adan Sarafinchan, (middle row) Jacob Bennett-Groinus, Matt Wyatt, Zane Torres, Ryan Moon, Ethan Soroka and (back) coaches Rod Torres, Mike Chamberlain, Dean Stephens and Garnet Jensen.
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The Kelowna Cubs have punched their ticket to the Western Canadian PeeWee AA Baseball Championship Aug. 16 to 20 in Morden, Manitoba.

The Cubs will carry Team B.C.'s colours at Westerns after winning the provincial peewee AA title last weekend in Chilliwack.

Kelowna capped off an undefeated weekend with an 11-6 win over the Abbotsford Angels in Sunday's final.

Liam Hughes homered and single to lead the offense, while Nick Stephenson, Joel Flood, Ryan Moon and Adam Sarafinchan drove in two runs apiece.

Ethan Soroka and Moon shared the pitching duties, scattering nine hits and striking out six over seven innings.

"Our hitting was really going all weekend long," said Cubs coach Mike Chamberlain. "It was really exciting for the kids, they had a lot of support from fans, family and extended family. It was a real positive experience."

The Cubs went 4-0 in the round robin, outscoring their opponents 62-28.

The round robin included a hard-fought 2-0 win over Duncan.

In the semifinal, Kelowna downed Burnaby 13-5 in five innings. Hughes and Sarafinchan pitched for Kelowna, giving up just three hits while collecting eight strike outs. Fynn McCarthy , Hughes, Flood, Jacob Groinus and Soroka each had two hits.

Meanwhile, the Rutland Rockies also had a solid tournament, posting a 4-0 record in the round robin.

The Rockies lost out in the semifinal 5-0 to Abbotsford.

 

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