By Greg Bennett
The Coast Guard
Plans are already in full motion as Shelburne prepares to host its first-ever Atlantic baseball championship later this summer.
Roddy Conrad, of Shelburne Minor Baseball, said the Mosquito AA Atlantic Championships are set for Sept. 17-19 at the Roger Grovenstine Memorial Field.
Two Nova Scotia teams, including the Shelburne Bashers will cap off the six-team tournament.
“It should be quite a show,” said Conrad. “This is a prestige tournament to have.”
Minor baseball will be raising money with car washes, barbecues and other events throughout the summer as part of the effort to host the championships.
The local mosquito team has a 3-1 record in exhibition play with wins against Yarmouth and a Kentville AAA team.
Conrad says the local team will be competitive against a tough field.
“They’ll be in there,” he said, while praising the efforts of the coaching staff Darren Jacklyn Tom Jacklyn and Todd Goodick. “Our pitching is right there. They’ll certainly give us something to watch.”
People will have a chance to see the team in action in provincial competitions Sept. 3-5 in Shelburne as they take on teams from Halifax, Truro, Middleton and Yarmouth for the Nova Scotia title.