September 9, 2018 Victoria, BC ( ISN ) – The fifth annual Zack Downey Memorial Baseball Tournament concludes today at Layritz Park where the winners will take away bragging rights and the 2018 championship trophy all in memory of Mariner baseball’s Zack Downey.
This year’s 3-day Zack Downey tournament, hosted by the Victoria Mariners for the 5th consecutive year at Layritz Park, will see final day of play Sunday as premier and bantam teams from Vancouver Island and the mainland battle in playoff action.
Mike Chewpoy, of the Mariners, would remember Zack, “Every September when the Zack Downey Memorial tournament is played, I personally believe that the best part of Zack is with us. I believe that Zack is here encouraging all players just as he did when he was here with his teammates. But whatever you believe, Zack is with us. We see glimmers of Zack in Brooklyn’s beautiful smile and when we look at Tania and Wayne we see a big part of his personality reflected in them: all part of the loving years they spent together.”
On Sunday, May 25, 2014, Zack succumbed to his battle with cancer.
Playoff action will resume Sunday with action beginning at 9:00 am. The championship game set to be played at 4:30 pm at Layritz Park.