White Rock Bantam AA won the Valley of the Champions last weekend.

White Rock Bantam AA won the Valley of the Champions last weekend.

White Rock Bantam AA named champs

Team took title in Kelowna tournament earlier this month

The White Rock Bantam AA won the Valley of the Champions in Kelowna earlier this month.

The team took the title in Kelowna at the tournament – one of the largest summer baseball tournaments in the province, with more than 60 teams from Alberta and B.C.

White Rock battled the heat and a team from Okotoks, Alta. in the semifinal before clinching the win by defeating Abbotsford 17-7.

In round-robin play, the team went 3-1, beating Spruce Grove, Alta. (16-3), Vancouver Community (18-8) and Prince George (8-5). The team’s only loss came against Rutland (15-2).

The team is set to play seven games locally in the next two weeks in hopes of qualifying for the Bantam AA provincial championships, which is slated for July 31-Aug. 4 in Burnaby.