SUMMERSIDE – The Baseball P.E.I. provincial peewee AAA championship will be decided here at Queen Elizabeth Park.
Eight teams from the P.E.I. Peewee AAA Baseball League will compete for the championship and the Island’s berth in the Atlantic championship in Charlottetown next month.
If the Charlottetown Royals, who are already guaranteed a spot in the Atlantic championship as the host team, emerge as champions, the runner-up team will go on to represent P.E.I.
Play begins with two games on Friday at 2:30 p.m. The first-place Summerside Chevys (13-1) will take on the last-place Kensington Crusaders (1-3), and the second-place Royals (11-3) will meet the seventh-place Stratford Athletics (3-11).
At 5 p.m., the fourth-place West Prince Mariners (8-6) and the fifth-place Richmond Red Sox (6-8) meet in another all-Prince County clash while the third-place Cornwall Cougars (10-4) take on the Sherwood Knights (4-10). Sherwood finished the regular season in sixth place.
The eight teams are divided into two pools of four teams. The top two teams in each division will advance to the semifinals on Sunday at 10 a.m., with the championship game following at 12:30 p.m.
Provincial peewee AAA
baseball championship schedule:
Friday, Aug. 22
2:30 p.m. – Summerside vs. Kensington (Gordie Arsenault Field); Charlottetown vs. Stratford (Very Important Volunteer, VIV Field).
5 p.m. – West Prince vs. Richmond (Gordie Arsenault Field); Cornwall vs. Sherwood (VIV Field).
Saturday, Aug. 23
9 a.m. – Summerside vs. Richmond (Gordie Arsenault Field); Charlottetown vs. Sherwood (VIV Field).
11:30 a.m. – West Prince vs. Kensington (Gordie Arsenault Field); Cornwall vs. Stratford (VIV Field).
2 p.m. – Summerside vs. West Prince (Gordie Arsenault Field).
4:30 p.m. – Richmond vs. Kensington (Gordie Arsenault Field); Sherwood vs. Stratford (VIV Field).
Sunday, Aug. 24
10 a.m. – Semifinals: first-place team in Division A vs. second-place team in Division B; first-place team in Division B vs. second-place team in Division A.
12:30 p.m. – Championship game.