A dramatic two-run home run by Sam Stevenson took the lead back in a see-saw final as the Victoria Eagles won the bantam-AAA provincial baseball championship.
Victoria defeated the Vancouver Mounnties 8-5 in Sunday’s final at Carnarvon field, where the provincial tournament played out from Aug. 4-7.
Stevenson’s dinger made it 5-3 for Victoria late in the game. The Eagles added three more runs, two from a big single by Mitch Bryan.
It was a revenge win for the Eagles who lost to the Mounties 11-8 earlier in the tournament during a delayed game. The Eagles started the tournament in fine fashion outscoring Burnaby and Tri-City 22-3 before the loss to Vancouver.
A win over Abbotsford put the team in the semifinals against Cloverdale.
Pitcher Kurt Horne struckout 15 Cloverdale hitters and as the Eagles won 7-1.
The Eagles will now travel to Vaughan, Ontario to compete in the 2011 Bantam AAA Nationals.