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  • Writer's pictureLorna Hamilton

Mannville Mammoths 13U Secure Provincial Silver Medal

Front Row (Left to Right): Emerson McLaughlin, Meyer Lorenson, Brendin Pitre, Kiefer McLaughlin, Jude Boudreau. Back Row (Left to Right) Coach-Josh Gryschuk, Thomas Gilbert, Emerson Gryschuk, Damian Anderson, Jake Ruttan, Cobin Garnett, Easton Holte, Grayson Veitch, Asst. Coach - Robert Garnett, Asst. Coach - Troy Ruttan. Photo submitted

The Mannville Mammoth’s 13U baseball team capped off their season with a remarkable victory, clinching the 13U League Championship by outperforming the Irma Tigers. The team’s journey from early May to June 29th showcased their strength and determination, leaving a lasting impression on the provincial baseball scene.

Amid rising competition during the Provincials, the Mammoths strategically bolstered their lineup by enlisting two players from Wainwright and one from Hughenden. These additions significantly contributed to the team’s flawless 6-0 record in the tiering games, setting the stage for the Tier 1 Championship weekend held in Hanna.

Advancing undefeated through the round-robin phase with a 3-0 record, the Mammoths secured their spot in the Gold Medal match. The final showdown pitted them against Thorsby, the province’s top team. Mannville initially established a lead, heading into the seventh inning with a four-run advantage. However, Thorsby mounted a late comeback, tying the score at 12-12 and ultimately securing victory with a decisive hit.

Despite falling just short of the ultimate title, the Mannville Mammoths returned home with the Provincial Silver Medal, a testament to their dedication and skill. This achievement was made possible through the collective support of the Association, sponsors, volunteers, and families.

The team’s grit and relentless effort throughout the season deserve commendation, and they stand as a source of inspiration for the Mannville community. The Mammoths’ journey serves as a reminder of the heights that can be achieved through teamwork and determination, solidifying their place in provincial baseball history.

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