Prince Albert Lake Boyz RV Astros don’t have the golden shine that they were hoping for but they can find a silver lining in their weekend trip to Maple Ridge, B.C.
The Astros had to settle for second best at the Western Canadian Peewee Boys Softball Championship to their provincial nemesis the Saskatoon Phantoms, who crushed them 9-2 in the golf medal game on Monday.
The Astros entered the playoffs with the second best record and in the opening game of the playoffs they beat Saskatoon 4-3 to get the first berth in the championship game.
Saskatoon then dropped to the B event final with the loss, and in short order beat the Cloverdale Hurricanes 9-2 to get another shot at the Astros and the Western Canadian championship.
The provincial clash was the latest in a season-long battle that saw the Astros win the first tilt when they claimed the provincial title last month.
Members of the silver-medal winning team are Chris Woods, Braidon Turner, Matthew Kutnikoff, Cameron Leblanc, Gille Lavoie, Jordan Rock, Hunter Boyer, Kirklynd Bouvier, Nick Basaraba, Blaze Arcand, Ryley Hawkswood and Reid Manson. Head coach Gilbert Lavoie and manager Joanne Kutnikoff were joined by assistant coaches Peggy Boyer and Andrew Kutnikoff.
The Lake Boyz RV Aces were also in Maple Ridge for the Western Canadian Peewee Girls Championship but results were unavailable at source.