The Victoria Eagles Bantam AAA Senior squad defeated the Vancouver Mounties 8-5 Sunday afternoon to claim the 2011 Bantam AAA Provincial Championship at Carnarvon Park. The win was sweet revenge over the Mounties who defeated the Eagles earlier in the tournament 11-8 in a controversial, protest delayed game. The Eagles began the tournament in fine fashion with wins over Burnaby (9-0) and Tri-City (13-3) before the loss to Vancouver. They then had a dramatic come from behind win over Abbotsford (4-3) to put themselves into the semi-finals. In the semi against Cloverdale, Kurt Horne pitched the game of his young career, striking out 15 and giving the Eagles a 7-1 win. In the final against Vancouver, the Eagles got an early 3-1 lead, only to see Vancouver rally for a 4-3 lead. That set the stage for some dramatics, as a dramatic 2 run home run by Sam Stevenson put the Eagles back in front. The Eagles would add 3 more runs on the strength of a 2 RBI single by Mitch Bryan and would then shut the Mounties down in the top of the 7th to secure the win. The Eagles will now travel to Vaughan, Ontario to compete in the 2011 Bantam AAA Nationals.
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