Make it two titles in two years for the Prince George Knights midget baseball team.
A year after winning the BC Baseball Midget AA provincials on home soil, the Knights took home this year’s championship in Maple Ridge.
But it didn’t come without a bit of controversy. In the semi-finals, Cole Schwing noticed their opponent Campbell River had used an illegal bat to score their first three runs. There were no immediate repercussions because the incident is being reviewed by BC Baseball. But Knights coach Justin Hannon credited the incident for sparking a Knights rally. Scott Walters hit a bases-clearing 3 RBI triple to put the team up 6-3 and they would eventually go on to win 8-4.
The finals were a lot more cut and dry. The Knights mercy-ruled Ladner 10-0 to take the title. Schwing threw 100 pitches through 6 innings and only gave up 1 hit.
The Knights went 6-0 at the tournament and outscored their opponents 57-14.