The Summer Baseball Season is well underway with the Marine Harvest Mosquito AAA Tyees off to a 9-5 start. After last year’s bronze medal win at the BC Provincials in the Mosquito A Division, the team moves on to second year play in the Mosquito AAA Tier 1 division. This year’s version of the Tyees has ten returning players from lasts years’ team:
Connor Hall, Dayton Ring, Brayden MacCleary, Cole Devlin, Derek McPhee, Nico Matheson, Bryn Girvin, Nick MacGregor, Jamie Ingersoll and Brodie Commerford, along with two new additions; Tyler Downey, Nathan Lagos.
Hoping to build on last year’s success the team will play a full summer schedule of over 30 games that will see them to the Zone play-downs in late-July in Victoria and the Provincial play-downs in Cloverdale from Aug 2- Aug 5.
Joining the Campbell River Tyees in the Mosquito AAA Tier 1 Division are; Nanaimo, Duncan and Victoria.
Kicking off play against division rivals Victoria the Tyees travelled to Victoria earning a split 5-4 and 9-11 on June 17. Play continued on the road the next weekend with a trip to Nanaimo on June 24, which saw the Tyees collect a pair of two wins 13-6 and 14-7 over the Nanaimo Pirates.
After a Canada Day weekend tournament on the Lower Mainland, the Tyees returned to league action on July 7, travelling to Chamainus, where they beat Ladysmith AA and Duncan AAA by scores of 15-11 and 11-9 respectively. Following these wins the Tyees returned home to Campbell River at Nunns Creek Park to face the Nanaimo Pirates in a double-header.
In game one the Tyees jumped out to an early lead, while Nanaimo worked to get back into the game, the Tyees kept putting runs on the board and won game one 15-6. Game two saw both teams have quiet starts, but then the Tyee bats came alive and the game was capped by a Hall three-run home run far over the right field fence as game two ended with a 13-2 Tyee Victory. The Tyee gloves kept up with their bats making numerous defensive plays that kept the Nanaimo offence quiet.
This weekend the Tyees travel to Comox for games versus Duncan AAA and Comox AA followed by a pair of double-headers in Campbell River at Nunns Creek on July 21 and 22 vs Victoria AAA and Duncan AAA. These will be the last home games of the year as the Tyees then move onto Zone and Provincial playdowns. Come out and support your Mosquito AAA Tyees.