Little League Minor provincials: Trail opens with extra-inning win

Trail Little League Minor All-Stars started on a winning note against Mt. Seymour in North Vancouver.

The Trail Little League Minor All-Stars started the B.C. Little League championships on a winning note Saturday by beating host Mt. Seymour 11-7 in extra innings at Zuehlke Park in North Vancouver.

The win is only the first step in a long week of fierce competition against B.C.’s best age 9-10 teams. After a day off Sunday, the Trail All-Stars play five more games including District 5 winner West Vancouver today at 11 a.m.

West Van lost its first game to Little Mountain from District 1 by a score of 12-0 in its opening game Saturday, while South Van’s district 6 beat district 7 Layritz 12-2 in the only other opening day  match.

The toughest test will likely be on Tuesday when they face South Vancouver at 1 p.m. and perennial favourites Little Mountain on Friday at 2 p.m. Sunday scores were unavailable at press times.