Team Alberta won gold in baseball at the Western Canada Summer Games. (Twitter Photo)

Alberta earns huge medal haul at Western Canada Games

Red Deer’s Cole Bergheim win gold in golf at Western Canada Games

Team Alberta collected close to 300 medals at the Western Canada Summer Games this past week in Swift Current.

Several Central Albertans were among those medalists at the games.

In baseball, Red Deer’s Levi Hammond helped Alberta to a 13-9 win over Manitoba to capture gold. Alberta finished 4-2 at the event and outscored opponents 55-42 on the way to the gold medal. The team was also coached by Red Deer’s Dwayne Lalor and Jason Chatwood.

A pair of locals also picked up medals on the volleyball court. Spencer Purdie, 16, of Red Deer County and Red Deer’s Luke Weddell, 15, helped Alberta to a straight-sets win over Manitoba in the gold medal match.

Red Deer’s Cole Bergheim, 15, earned gold in the individual golf competition. He shot 72 in each of the first two rounds and fired a 70 on the final day to win gold by one stroke over Braxton Kuntz.

Mika Eggink of Red Deer County also earned gold in the 2X Triathlon relay.

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