Call goes out for Bantam baseball players

Players wanted for new elite provincial league team

Thirteen and 14-year-old baseball players looking to test their skills at a higher level are invited to try out for a new team that aims to continue the tradition built by the Victoria Mariners Premier Baseball League program.

The Mariners, who have seen a number of West Shore players come through their ranks, are introducing a bantam age squad that will compete in an elite provincial league and vie for a provincial championship starting next season.

The idea is to provide the same level of coaching, development and competition as those found at the senior and junior Premier levels, as a way to prepare players.

The program, which is a step above bantam AAA, began summer assessments and an introduction to fall ball last weekend. Workouts continue this Saturday (Aug. 29) and Sept. 5 from 9:45 a.m. to noon at Layritz Field in Saanich.

For more information or to register for fall baseball, visit victoriamariners.com or call Mariners program director and Premier League head coach Mike Chewpoy at 250-686-2707 or email him a chewp27@hotmail.com

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