May 24, 2024

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Fort McMurray’s 13U baseball crew had a tough time on the 13U Nationwide Western Championships because the crew misplaced each sport they performed. The crew’s coach, Keith Breen, is happy with how arduous the athletes labored this previous weekend.

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“We have been out-skilled, however what went proper is the children belief the issues they discovered all through the season. They used these expertise in video games and quite a lot of them turned higher teammates this weekend. Their backs have been in opposition to the wall they usually discovered to depend on one another,” mentioned Breen.

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“These are one of the best AAA groups in western Canada and we’re a superb AA crew. We’ve bought AAA gamers combined amongst us however not sufficient to fish out.”

The crew misplaced 15-4 to Saskatchewan, 13-3 to British Columbia, 13-3 to Manitoba and 18-3 in a second sport in opposition to Manitoba.

“They’re nice youngsters. They bought beat up at this time however none of them are crying, none of them are upset proper now. They understand it’s only a sport,” mentioned Breen after the ultimate loss to Manitoba.

“Our crew battled each single sport. They competed and that’s all we will ask for. We didn’t are available right here pondering we have been gonna win a championship, we got here in right here eager to compete and I assumed we competed to one of the best of our skill.”

Breen continues to be glad that so many individuals from Fort McMurray got here out to help the crew and is grateful for volunteers. The video games have been all at J. Howard Pew Park and Bob Campbell Area. Because the host group, Fort McMurray was assured an area crew.

Breen admires how arduous the athletes performed, and hopes assembly the opposite groups will inspire the athletes to aspire to the next degree of baseball.

Ultimately, Crew Alberta gained gold and silver went to Crew Saskatchewan. Bronze went to Crew British Columbia.

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