Minor fastball teams hit Kiwanis Saturday

The Williams Lake Minor Fastball Association is throwing heat, hosting two exhibition games this weekend in Williams Lake at Kiwanis Park.

The Williams Lake Minor Fastball Association is throwing heat, hosting two exhibition games this weekend in Williams Lake at Kiwanis Park.

At noon the Williams Lake Peewees take on 100 Mile House.

Following that, at 1:30 p.m., the Williams Lake Bantams hit the diamond to play the 100 Mile House Bantam Rep club.

Michele Tenning, president of the WLMFA, said the association will still be accepting registration for the upcoming season at the games.

Players hoping to form this year’s bantam rep squad will be in action at Kiwanis Park.

“We’ve got about 110 kids registered so far,” Tenning said.

“But we’re hoping to get a few more kids for the older divisions.”

The Williams Lake Bantam Rep under 14 Loons finished second last year at the B.C. Provincial ‘C’ Minor Fastball Championships in Clearwater.

No team from Williams Lake had participated in a provincial championship since 2000 when Williams Lake hosted the tournament at the Dave Means Ballpark.

“That means it’s mandatory for us to move up to the ‘B’ division this year,” Tenning said.

Additionally, a bantam boys team is being put together for next year’s 2014 B.C. Summer Games in Nanaimo.

“Most people still don’t know we’re still playing ball,” Tenning said, who encourages anyone interested to come out to Kiwanis Park Saturday to watch.

The WLMFA league games begin next Tuesday, April 30 at the Esler Sports Complex’s Dave Means Ball Park.