The Hastings All Stars downed Highlands in the final 17-6 to win the B.C. Little League championship at Butler Park on Saturday.

Hastings claims provincial Little League title

The Hastings All Stars defeated Highlands 17-6 on Saturday at Andy Bilesky Park to win the Little League B.C. 9-10 championship.

The B.C. Little League Minor Provincial championship was decided in a suitably thrilling match on Saturday at Andy Bilesky Park with the Hastings All Stars prevailing over the Highlands All Star team 17-6.

The score does not adequately reflect the tension and thrilling moments in the hard fought match, highlighted by great plays, and an electric atmosphere in the provincial final.

Highlands brought the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the fifth. With the score 10-6 and the bases loaded, Highlands’ top hitter Jed Decooman stepped up. Decooman was 12 for 20, with three doubles, a triple, one home run, and seven RBIs over the seven games played, and was facing Laughlin Holbrook who had come on in relief of Luca Buljevic.

With two out, Holbrook had ceded a double to Dylan Stevens, then a walk to Sam Aslanowicz to load the bases before facing Decooman. But Holbrook came with the heat, getting the North Van slugger to swing through the first two pitches, and after taking one, the young right-hander would sit the Highlands player down with a hard fastball to get the third out, and a elicit a huge sigh of relief from the parents.

After a tentative start, Hastings broke a 1-1 tie in the second inning, scoring five runs to take a 6-1 lead. Highlands would make it 8-3 in the fourth and Hastings scored two more in the top of the fifth before Highlands plated three in the bottom of the fifth to cut the lead to 10-6. Loreto Sinisalchi was a force on the mound for Hastings going three and two-thirds innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four.

But it was all Hastings in the top of the sixth, as they overpowered their North Vancouver counterparts, scoring seven runs highlighted by back-to-back doubles by Sinisalchi and Nicola Barba on their way to the provincial title.

For more on the B.C. Little League championship see Tuesday’s Trail Times.

Just Posted

Syringa Creek fire ‘being held’

The fire has burned 3193 hectares; Deer Creek fire is also “being held” at 3849 hectares

List of civic election candidates in Trail area

The nomination period closed Friday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m.

Field set for Greater Trail municipal elections

Mayoral races in Warfield, Trail, Montrose and Fruitvale

Police investigate break-in, theft at Trail bakery

Trail RCMP officers responded to a break-in at the Pastry Shoppe on Friday

Basin sees increased support from the Trust

$57 million in benefits delivered through 65 programs and initiatives last year

B.C. tent city ‘devastated’ after flash flood

Maple Ridge mayor says that residents shouldn’t have to return to their flooded tents

Syrian family can, finally, feel safe after settling in B.C.

Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity White Rock meets sponsored family for the first time

1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

The Big Falcon Rocket is scheduled to make the trip in 2023, SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced at an event Monday at its headquarters near Los Angeles.

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel’ triumph at Emmys

In a ceremony that started out congratulating TV academy voters for the most historically diverse field of nominees yet, the early awards all went solely to whites.

Korean leaders meet in Pyongyang for potentially tough talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in began his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday.

Russia blames Israel for plane shot down by Syrian missile

A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was brought down over the Mediterranean Sea as it was returning to its home base inside Syria, killing all 15 people on board.

Vancouver park board passes motion to learn Indigenous place names

The name of Vancouver’s Stanley Park is now up for debate as the city’s park board confronts its colonial past and pursues reconciliation.

Champ golfer from Spain killed in Iowa; suspect charged

Police said Celia Barquin Arozamena was found dead Monday morning at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames, about 30 miles north of Des Moines.

Abdelrazik torture lawsuit delay would be unconscionable: lawyer

The federal government is making a last-minute plea to delay the Federal Court hearing

Most Read