The Victoria Wildcats Pee Wee "A" baseball team captured Provincial Gold in Kelowna last weekend to cap off an extremely successful Provincial's weekend for Greater Victoria Minor Baseball teams. In addition to the Wildcats' Gold, GVBA teams earned 3 Silver medals (Pee Wee "A" Tigers, Mosquito AAA Black Eagles and Bantam AA Stingers) as well as a Bronze (Mosquito "A" Red Eagles).
The Wildcats went undefeated through the tournament, winning six straight games to win the title, beginning with a 7-1 win over Cloverdale in the first game of pool "B" and later that day an 11-0, 5-inning mercy rule win over Vernon.
On Friday the Wildcats met with the other Pee Wee A team from Victoria, the Tigers , and beat them 13-8 in a hard fought game that was clinched in the 5th inning with a 3 run homer from Jordan MacDougall.
Saturday the Wildcats met with Prince George and would mercy them 10-0 in 5 innings. Josh walker and Spencer Kearley would team up to pitch the shut out and Robert Webster would add a home run deep to right centre.
After winning 4 straight games the Wildcats would finish at the top of pool "B" and meet Comox in the crossover. The Comox Cardinals have a very good team but were no match for the Wildcats bats, who received home runs from Alec Mayer, Robert Webster and Graham Dube', who would finish with 7 RBIs in the game. Spencer Kearley pitched the complete game 14-2 win to put them in the final.
In the other pool crossover, the Victoria Tigers pulled off the upset of the tournament beating the very strong Aldergove Dodgers. The Tigers were down 11-4 and came back to win 14-13, setting up the all Victoria showdown final.
The championship game was played in 114 F heat and the Wildcats got off to a fast start with a squeeze play bunt from Jon Gale which scored 2 runs on a throwing error and moved Gale to 3rd base. He would later score what would prove to be the winning run, but the Wildcats would continue to pile on the runs helped by a home run from Alec Mayer and go on to win 15-2. Josh Walker pitched a complete game, ending the match by snagging a line drive for the final out.
The Wildcats had an amazing season going 18-0 in tournament play, winning the Island championship, as well as the Provincial championship. What's more amazing is the fact that the team consists of mainly players from the Esquimalt Baseball Association, which only had two teams in the Pee Wee Spring division to pick from. The Wildcats have 10 Esquimalt players, one from Gordon Head and one from Layritz.