North Delta Rays catcher Tyler Bernabe tags out Abbotsford Angels player Parker Moffat in the 13U A West semifinal game on Sunday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Angels fall in provincial semifinals

Trio of Angels teams come up short to conclude 2019 campaign

Abbotsford baseball teams came up slightly short in their respective quests for provincial titles, but last weekend capped off a stellar season for three Angels teams.

The 13U A West provincials occurred in Abbotsford at Crossley and McMillan fields, and the Angels used home field to their advantage early on.

The Angels Red opened with a big 20-12 win over Victoria on the tournament’s opening day on Aug. 8, but then were edged out 5-4 by the Vancouver Expos on the morning of Aug. 9.

Abbotsford bounced back with a 20-0 win over Campbell River later that day. The Angels closed off the round robin with a 13-7 win over the Richmond Rivercats to finish second overall in Pool B.

Abbotsford then met the North Delta Rays in the provincial semifinal, but lost 13-6 to end the club’s championship hopes.

North Delta went on to win the tournament.

Organizers of the Abbotsford event thanked the many volunteers who helped out with the food trailer, field preparation, score keeping, pitch counting, announcing and other duties to help make the tournament a success.

Over in Mission, the Abbotsford Angels Black competed for a provincial title in the 13U A East conference, and opened the tournament with three straight wins.

Abbotsford beat the Penticton Tigers 13-9 on Aug. 8, took down the Aldergrove Dodgers 12-2 on Aug. 9 and beat the Mission Twins 17-5 on Aug. 10.

The undefeated run ended later that day, when the Angels lost 11-10 to the Tri-City Thunder.

The 3-1 record advanced the Angels to the final four, but the club fell 10-6 to the Prince George Knights in the semifinal on Aug. 11.

Prince George earned the provincial title later that day.

Meanwhile, the Abbotsford Angels 13U AA squad traveled to Chilliwack to battle for a provincial title in that tier.

The Angels defeated the District Six Saints 8-5 to open the tournament on Aug. 8, and then followed that up with a big 20-8 win over the Chilliwack Cougars on Aug. 9.

Abbotsford then lost 9-7 to the Vancouver Community Mounties on Aug. 10, but the 2-1 record in round-robin play advanced the club to the final four.

Abbotsford came up short in the semifinal, losing 8-1 to the Ladysmith 49ers on Aug. 11.

Ladysmith took home the provincial title later that day.

For more on local minor baseball, visit abbotsfordbaseball.ca.

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