In Yarmouth, N.S., this weekend
TIGNISH – Coach Nora Dorgan doubts if any of her players sat out more than two innings in any of the West Prince Aces’ Team Two’s baseball games during the regular season and provincial playoffs.
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Members of the West Prince Aces pose for a team photo after winning the P.E.I. mosquito AA baseball championship in Summerside recently.
She doesn’t expect anything different when the team heads off for Yarmouth, N.S., on Thursday for the Atlantic mosquito AA baseball championship that starts Friday.
“We bench no one,” said Dorgan, pointing out one of the goals for her Aces’ team this year was to give everyone the chance to play. That holds true for the pitching corps, too. She said just about everyone on her 12-player roster can pitch and have pitched. Developing pitchers was another of her goals, Dorgan admitted.
The Aces defeated the Charlottetown Royals 10-6 in the provincial final over a week ago in Summerside, and pitch count was never an issue. She used three pitchers in the final, and more were ready to step in, if needed.
There were five players on the Aces’ roster who never played baseball before this year, so Dorgan admitted the game remains a learning experience. There are also three players on the team who will still be eligible for the 11-and-under mosquito age group next year.
“We just go to each game and, win or lose (the question is), ‘Did we have fun?,’” she explained.
Dorgan acknowledged the support and assistance she received from parents of team members throughout the season.
“We just go to each game and, win or lose (the question is), ‘Did we have fun?’” Aces head coach Nora Dorgan
Keeping with her theme of everyone plays, Dorgan was reluctant to single anyone out for pitching, hitting or fielding.
“We have a team that everyone is trying,” she stressed. “No one will sit out at Atlantics.
“That’s how they will develop.”
West Prince Aces’ schedule at Atlantic championship:
Friday, Sept. 13
11:30 a.m. – vs. New Brunswick.
Saturday, Sept. 14
10:30 a.m. – vs. Nova Scotia.
6:30 p.m. – vs. Newfoundland and Labrador.
Sunday, Sept. 15
10:30 a.m. – vs. host team.
Note: A tiebreaker or championship game between the top two teams at the end of round-robin play will be played at 3:30 p.m. If a tiebreaker is required, the championship game will be played at 6 p.m.