Kentville, Hantsport to host junior AAA baseball provincials this weekend

John Decoste
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In a last-minute decision, Baseball Nova Scotia has asked Kentville and Hantsport to host this weekend’s Nova Scotia junior (21U) AAA baseball championships.

The teams have agreed to host a seven-team tournament, with the bulk of the games at Kentville’s Memorial Park and the overflow at Hantsport’s Shamrock Field.

Besides Kentville and Hantsport, the other participating teams include Dartmouth, Tri-County, Halifax and Cape Breton as well as the Nova Scotia Youth Selects, the provincial 17U team.

Action is scheduled to get underway Aug. 22 at 2:30 p.m. with Kentville taking on Tri-County at Memorial Park.

Three more games are set for Friday evening: Hantsport plays Halifax at 5 p.m. in Hantsport, while at the same time, Dartmouth and the Nova Scotia Youth Selects will meet in Kentville.

The final game Friday, beginning at 7:30 p.m., will feature Kentville and Cape Breton at Memorial Park.

The tournament resumes Saturday, Aug. 23, in the morning at 9 a.m. with a pair of games. Tri-County will play Halifax in Kentville, while Hantsport will meet the Youth Selects in Hantsport.

At 11:30 a.m., Dartmouth and Cape Breton will play at Memorial Park in the final round robin game. The first place team following the round robin will advance directly to the semifinals.

The  second-place team will meet the seventh-place team at 2:30 p.m., third- and sixth-place teams will play at 5 p.m., and fourth- and fifth-place at 7:30 p.m., with all these games taking place at Memorial Park.

On Sunday, Aug. 24, the winner of Saturday’s 4-5 game will take on the first-place from the round robin at 9:30 a.m. in semifinal action. That will be followed by the winner of the 2-7 game playing the winner of the 3-6 game at 12:30 p.m.

The winners of the two previous games will meet for the championship at 3:30 p.m. All the Sunday games are also set for Memorial Park.

Organizations: Nova Scotia Youth Selects

Geographic location: Hantsport, Kentville, Memorial Park Dartmouth Tri-County Cape Breton Nova Scotia Kentville’s Memorial Park

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