Reds to host provin­cials

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

The New Water­ford Big Daddy’s Pizza Reds will host the Nova Sco­tia Mid­get ‘A’ Base­ball Cham­pi­onship, Aug. 28-30 at Gerry Marsh Field.

It’s the third time in five years the team has hosted the pro­vin­cial cham­pi­onship. The tour­na­ment will bring at least four teams to the town. The par­tic­i­pat­ing teams will be con­firmed fol­low­ing pro­vin­cial qual­i­fi­ca­tion tour­na­ments to be held Aug. 7-9.

The Reds or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee launched an online com­mu­nity sup­port pe­ti­tion in April. The pe­ti­tion col­lected 1,020 sig­na­tures in sup­port of the team’s pro­vin­cial ap­pli­ca­tion.

“This will be the third time in five years we have been granted per­mis­sion to host the tour­na­ment. It shows Base­ball Nova Sco­tia has con­fi­dence in our pro­vin­cial com­mit­tee and the res­i­dents of New Water­ford,” Reds coach Barry Long said in a re­lease.

“On be­half of the team and the pro­vin­cial bid com­mit­tee, we would like to thank the res­i­dents of New Water­ford who showed their sup­port. Our pro­vin­cial com­mit­tee prom­ises to make this tour­na­ment mem­o­rable for the town.”

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