Mace helps pace BC to national silver

LV Rogers high school baseball coach Ron Mace returned to the Kootenays last week with a silver medal from the 50-plus baseball national championships in Burlington, Ontario.

L.V. Rogers high school baseball coach Ron Mace got into the action in Ontario earlier this month.

L.V. Rogers high school baseball coach Ron Mace got into the action in Ontario earlier this month.

LV Rogers high school baseball coach Ron Mace returned to the Kootenays last week with a silver medal from the 50-plus baseball national championships in Burlington, Ontario.

Mace joined a team made up of the best veteran ball players in the province on Team BC.

The tournament started with BC losing a close contest to the squad from Red Deer. Mace played a key role in the game when earned an RBI with a suicide squeeze bun in the sixth inning to give Team BC a two run lead. A fielding error in the bottom of the sixth with the bases loaded lead to three runs and Red Deer’s 5-4 victory.

The BC club got on track in the second game when they took on the Pleasant Valley Lakers from Nova Scotia. BC scored a 12-6 win with Mace collecting three RBIs.

The offence continued in the third game of the round robin when BC took on the Ottawa Braumeisters. Mace lead the team going 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs. The local also came in to pitch the fifth and sixth innings which helped seal the 10-3 victory.

Team BC’s 2-1 record was good enough to put them in the semi-finals where they were matched up against Oakville. Mace again contributed to the team’s success going 1-for-2 with two RBIs as BC cruised to the final with a 13-3 win.

 

The final was a rematch of the first game, but this time it was all Red Deer. Mace started the game off optimistically with a lead off single and run scored in the first inning. That was about as good as BC could muster, however, as the Alberta club pounded BC 11-1.