The Surrey Cardinals display their B.C. championship banner after hosting the Pee Wee AA provincial championship earlier this month. The team went on to win the Western Canadian championship in Winnipeg.

Cardinals best in the west

Pee Wee team wins Western Canadian tournament

The Surrey Cardinals capped a very successful season Aug. 11-14 in Morden, Manitoba, winning the Pee Wee AA Western Canadian Championship tournament.

The Cardinals, members of the Surrey Canadian Baseball, had little trouble winning four consecutive games, outscoring the opposition 36-9 in three round robin contests, then stopping Camrose, Alberta 20-7 in the championship game. The Western Canada title was the first in the 35-year history of Surrey Canadian Baseball.

The Cardinals were the host of the Pee Wee AA provincial tournament July 28 to Aug. 1 at Lionel Courchene Park in Guildford, where the team of 12-13 year-olds won all six games to qualify for the Western Canada tournament. They defeated Comox Valley 11-1 in a semifinal contest, then edged Kelowna 4-3 in the final.

Team members are Shaun Simpson, Deacon Legris, Will Smith, Alex Davis, Michael Yang, Braeden Breen, Riley Murphy,  Sam Demalo, Brendan Gerbert, Nick Phelan, Ryan Volpe, Matt Diamantakis, Jordan Baxter, Braeden Massisignani, Josiah Williams

Coaches were Kevin Phelan, Dale Baxter, Dave Breen and Angelo Diamantakis.

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