Story by Christian J. Stewart – ISN)
Surrey, BC (ISN) – The Victoria Mariners and Nanaimo Pirates begin their quest for the BC Junior Premier Baseball League championship Thursday as both teams begin round robin play in the Final 8 Tournament at Whalley Stadium in Surrey.
The Mariners, who finished 4th in the Junior Premier standings, will meet Vancouver Thursday at 4:30 pm to kick things off and then meet Island rival Nanaimo on Friday morning at 11:30 am. The M’s close out the round robin against the #1 seed Langley at 7:00 pm on Saturday evening.
The Pirates, who are in the same pool as the M’s will play the same teams, but open against the tough Langley squad on Thursday evening.
The cross-over semi-finals will go late Saturday morning (11:30 am and 2:00 pm) with the Championship final scheduled for 4:30 pm Sunday.
The pools and full schedule are presented below:
|Pool A (1-8-4-5)||Pool B (2-7-3-6)|
|Seed 1 – Langley Jr Blaze||Seed 2 – North Shore Jr Twins|
|Seed 8 – Nanaimo Jr Pirates||Seed 7 – White Rock Tritons|
|Seed 4 – Victoria Mariners||Seed 3 – Abbotsford Jr Cardinals|
|Seed 5 – Vancouver Cannons||Seed 6 – Coquitlam Reds|
|Thursday August 9th|
|Game 1||11.30am||#2 North Shore||#7 White Rock|
|Game 2||2.00pm||#3 Abbotsford||#6 Coquitlam|
|Game 3||4.30pm||#4 Victoria||#5 Vancouver|
|Game 4||7.00pm||#1 Langley||#8 Nanaimo|
|Friday August 10th|
|Game 5||11.30am||#4 Victoria||#8 Nanaimo|
|Game 6||2.00pm||#3 Abbotsford||#7 White Rock|
|Game 7||4.30pm||#2 North Shore||#6 Coquitlam|
|Game 8||7.00pm||#1 Langley||#5 Vancouver|
|Saturday August 11th|
|Game 9||11.30am||#6 Coquitlam||#7 White Rock|
|Game 10||2.00pm||#5 Vancouver||#8 Nanaimo|
|Game 11||4.30pm||#2 North Shore||#3 Abbotsford|
|Game 12||7.00pm||#1 Langley||#4 Victoria|
|Sunday August 12th|
|Game 15||4.30pm||W13||W14||Championship Game|
All games will be scored live and can be followed on the BCJPBL website.