The Agassiz Athletic’s first season is going remarkably well. Following tryouts for all divisions, Agassiz formed one PeeWee A team, one Mosquito A team and a Tadpole division.
The Agassiz Baseball Association formed this past year to develop a children’s and youth baseball league in Agassiz. Chris McCurdy, president of the association, said the volunteers involved wanted something local for kids so they don’t have to drive out of the community for practices and all their games.
They launched with the hope that there would be enough kids for each category, ranging from tadpoles (ages 7-9) through to Bantam (ages 13-15).
The Pee Wee team (ages 11-13) has been on a winning streak since day one, taking their sixth win in a row last Saturday, May 2 at the baseball diamond at Centennial Park.
“The team is doing very well in its first season because they have practiced together as a team since early in March,” states PeeWee team coach Trevor McGuire. “The bulk of the players on this team have also been in our indoor winter training program that ran from November, 2014 to February, 2015.”
McGuire praised the District of Kent for allowing field time and services as required along with the access provided by the Agassiz Agriculture association to their building for indoor training and a covered batting cage.
“Without these items, the players would not be where they are today,” says McGuire.
Saturday’s game against Chilliwack saw the Agassiz A’s win 16 to four. They have also defeated teams from Aldergrove, Misssion and Abbotsford. Come cheer on the home team at their next home game, scheduled for Saturday, May 9 at 1 p.m. at the Centennial Park ball diamond. The mosquito team (ages 9-11) plays at 4 p.m the same day.
For more information on the Agassiz Athletics, see www.agassizll.com