New Waterford Reds to host tournament this weekend
NEW WATERFORD — The New Waterford Big Daddy’s Pizza Reds are welcoming Nova Scotia’s U- 21 female team to its Mid-Season Baseball Classic this weekend. The Reds, a midget ‘A’ team, is hosting the tournament at the Gerry Marsh Ball Field in New Waterford beginning Friday and running through Sunday. Reds coach Barry Long said he expects the games will provide some tough competition. “We are expecting it to be a competitive tournament — the teams coming are seeded in the middle of the midget ‘A’ Bluenose League standings in the Halifax area,” said Long. “And, many of the residents I’ve spoke to are interested in seeing the female team play for the first time in Cape Breton.” The Reds open up the tournament with a pair of games on Friday when they play the Cole Harbour Cardinals at 3 p.m. and the East Hants Nationals at 8 p.m. The U-21 female team will play the Woodlawn Wildcats at 5:30 p.m.