The Cloverdale Minor Baseball Association has added another medal to an already impressive total earned at regional and national competition.
The Cloverdale Spurs won the gold medal at the Western Canada Peewee AAA tournament in Spruce Grove, Alberta. Combined with a win at the provincial championships earlier this month in Prince George, the Spurs have won all 11 postseason games.
They cruised through the competition in Spruce Grove, winning all five games. The closest margin of victory was eight runs, and the other four games ended early on the 10-run mercy rule.
The B.C. champions took advantage of strong pitching and excellent defensive play, and led the tournament with a team batting average of .546. Damiana Palmegiani earned the Top Offensive Player award with a .722 batting average.
Other players on the gold-medal team are Kayden Beauregard, Derek Best, Walter Dingwall, Rhys Folick, Daniel Gernon, Ben Godard, Jackson Hogg, Zach Nestman, Cam O’Dell, Travis Selje, Dylan Sheardown, Dallas Teichrob and Liam Vulcano. The head coach was Tim Blake, and assistant coaches were Jimmy Vulcano, Cliff Folick, Royston Grosjean, John Hogg.