Yarmouth teams represent area well at Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation championships

Tina Comeau tcomeau@thevanguard.ca
Published on August 2, 2016

YARMOUTH – No one brought home a national title but Yarmouth teams competing at the 2016 Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation championships in Medicine Hat, ALberta, had a strong showing and represented this area well.

The Pleasant Valley Lakers 57+ team had a crack at a national title but fell short 5-3 to a BC team in the championship final of the 57+ category. The BC team had been ranked first in their tournament division.

The Valley Lakers had advanced to the title game of the 57+ division following an 8-2 win over Red Deer, Alberta in the semi-finals.

The defending Yarmouth Coastal Financial Gateways didn’t get the chance to defend their 35+ title, having lost 7-4 against Edmonton in a semi-final game. The Gateways had gone undefeated in their 35+ round robin division, with a 16-6 win over the Regina Drifters, a 3-2 win over Clive, Alberta; a and an 11-6 win over Medicine Hat.

The Gateways had won the 35+ championship at home in Yarmouth in 2015, after having gone undefeated 6-0 in the tournament that had ended with a 16-7 championship victory over the Dufferin-Simcoe Braves of Ontario.

A third Yarmouth County team also competed at the tournament in Medicine Hat. The Valley Lakers 50+ team lost their division semi-final 15-5 against Oakville.

You can see game results from the tournament on the Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation website.

The tournament was held July 28-Aug. 1.

(Note: Photos of the 35+ and 57+ Yarmouth teams have been posted with this story. Our newsroom did not have access to a photo of the 50+ team.)