Prince Albert Royals host U11 provincials over weekend

Photo by Mark Peterson Media.

It was a successful weekend of baseball in Prince Albert as the U11 Royals hosted the AA Tier 7 provincials.

Tournament organizer Mike Lypchuk says the event came together last minute, but they are happy with the way the event ran.

“We had a great event. Saskatchewan Baseball Association asked us to host this two weeks ago, and all of the parents got together. Volunteer staff came together and cleaned up the diamonds and got everything in tip top shape. And we just wanted to host a first-class event and I think we achieved that. Everybody put their best foot forward and we had an excellent, excellent tournament. Lots of positive feedback and everybody had a really good time, too.”

Photo by Mark Peterson Media.

With the event coming together at the last minute, the Prince Albert Minor Baseball Association needed all hands-on deck. Lypchuk says he appreciated the contributions from across the organization to make the tournament run successfully.

“That’s just the way that PA is super supportive. Honestly, I had so much support and so much help from all the families that are involved with the Prince Albert Royals organization, not just the 11U parents, but we had support from parents from all age divisions and a lot of support from our president, Duane Kripp. It was really, really nice to see everybody coming to get together as a whole body.”

The 11U Royals finished with a record of 1-2 with a victory on Saturday morning over Watrous Lakers, but fell to the Saltcoats Lakers and Naicam Vikings.

The Saltcoats Lakers defeated the Rosetown Angels in the final to capture the provincial title.