Powell River Red Sox peewee baseball team narrowly missed getting to the gold medal game by one run at the BC Baseball Association 13U A West championships July 27-30 in Burnaby.
After going undefeated through the round-robin in its pool, the Red Sox lost 11-10 in a single-knockout playoff game to Campbell River, which went on to win the tournament and advanced to the provincials.
Red Sox coach Scott Peters said the team has faced Campbell River before and the games have gone back and forth.
His said his 11 players were set on winning gold, but in the playoffs it is the winner advancing to the gold medal game and the loser going home.
“Like any kid, they get over it quick, which is great,” said Peters. “They had their mind set on achieving six wins, which would have put them in that provincial championship. It was a real good effort and that's all you can ask for.”
Peters said the players, who ranged in age from 11 to 13 years old, spent over half of their summer playing ball.
“Any time you get a group of kids to give up five weeks of their summer to hit the ball field four to five times a week, it's a real positive,” he said. “They're going to improve and there's a commitment.”