The BC Little League Provincials started this past weekend and it’s been an exciting past few days of baseball action for the 11 and 12-year-olds taking part.
Beacon Hill is the host team and after a slow start to the tournament they really needed a win Wednesday against Little Mountain. After falling behind 5-0 they scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth, before tying it up in the sixth inning.
With two outs and a full count, Sam Shaw blasted a based loaded grand slam to deep centre that end the game in walk-off fashion for the excited youngsters. This followed some clutch hitting by Charlie Walmsley, Matthew Buttle and Walker Sulley.
The win evens up Beacon Hill’s record to 2-2 with their next game tonight against Trail at 6 p.m.
Layritz Little League — based in Saanich — is the other local team representing Vancouver Island, but they’ve failed to win a game and currently sit on the outside looking in at 0-5.
Meanwhile, White Rock sits atop the standings with a 5-0 record.
Round robin games continue through Friday at Hollywood Park with semi-final games on Saturday and the championship final on Sunday at noon.