SUMMERSIDE – Many of top peewee-aged baseball players from across the Maritimes will be in Summerside this weekend.
The Summerside and Area Baseball Association (SABA) will host a 10-team tournament at Queen Elizabeth Park.
Play will begin Friday at 3 p.m., and continue through to the championship game on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Games will be played on the Gordie Arsenault Field and Very Important Volunteer Field.
Five Prince Edward Island teams – the host Summerside Chevys, Charlottetown Royals, Cornwall Cougars, Richmond Red Sox and Sherwood Knights – will be joined by five of the top teams from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The off-Island entries include perennial powerhouses Fredericton Royals, Dartmouth Arrows, Halifax, Tri-County and Dieppe.
Each team will play three round-robin games, and the top four will advance to Sunday morning’s semifinals.
The tournament will give the Chevys and the other Island entries a measuring stick for the second half of the P.E.I. Peewee AAA Baseball League schedule, provincial playoffs and the season-ending Atlantic championship to be hosted by Charlottetown.
Summerside peewee AAA tournament schedule:
Friday, July 11
3 p.m. – Cornwall vs. Richmond.
5:30 p.m. – Summerside vs. Dartmouth; Fredericton vs. Tri-County.
8 p.m. – Dieppe vs. Sherwood; Charlottetown vs. Halifax.
Saturday, July 12
10 a.m. – Richmond vs. Dartmouth; Cornwall vs. Tri-County.
12:30 p.m. – Fredericton vs. Halifax; Summerside vs. Dieppe.
3 p.m. – Charlottetown vs. Sherwood; Cornwall vs. Dartmouth.
5:30 p.m. – Summerside vs. Tri-County; Richmond vs. Dieppe.
8 p.m. – Charlottetown vs. Fredericton; Sherwood vs. Halifax.
Sunday, July 13
10 a.m. – Semifinals: first-place team vs. fourth-place team; second-place team vs. third-place team.
12:30 p.m. – Championship game.
Note: all games will be played at Queen Elizabeth Park.