Two Red Deer players going to AAA championships

Red Deer won’t have any teams competing at the Canadian baseball championships at any level, but they will be represented.

Red Deer won’t have any teams competing at the Canadian baseball championships at any level, but they will be represented.

Red Deer Riggers shortstop Jason Chatwood and Red Deer Stags infielder Byron Whitford will play for the Fort Saskatchewan A’s at the Canadian senior AAA championships in Prince George, B.C.

Play begins Thursday with Alberta facing Nova Scotia.

Manitoba, New Brunswick, B.C. the host team and two teams from Ontario are also involved in the four-day event.

Fort Saskatchewan will also compete in next year’s nationals in Windsor, Ont., after beating the Parkland White Sox 3-0 in the best-of-five Sunburst Baseball League and provincial final.

• Meanwhile, Kelsey Lalor of Red Deer leaves today for the Baseball Canada invitational bantam girls championship in Bedford, N.S., as a member of Team Alberta.

Torrie Craig of Clive and Amanda Allen and Shelyn Mitchler of Rocky Mountain House are also on the team, that opens play Thursday against B.C. Ontario, the Chicago Pioneers, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Quebec are also involved.

• Two members of the Red Deer Dairy Queen Braves have been invited to compete in the Western Canadian peewee championships in Saskatoon.

Austin Hammond will play for Alberta champion the Sherwood Park and Zach Olson for Spruce Grove.

They also open play Thursday with Sherwood Park facing Manitoba and Spruce Grove taking on Saskatchewan.

• Red Deer’s left-hander Wyle Cunningham played for the Okotoks Dawgs at the Canadian midget championships last weekend.

The Dawgs downed B.C. 4-1 in the gold medal game.

• Red Deer’s Jamie and Hayley Lalor helped Alberta defeat Manitoba 3-0 in what was originally scheduled to be a Western Canadian peewee girls’ championship in Edmonton.

However, both B.C. and Saskatchewan dropped out at the last minute leaving the two remaining teams to play a three-game series.

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