Sooke Loggers Las Vegas bound

The seniors fastball club are starting out their season at the Vegas Roadtrip tournament on April 14-15

The Sooke Loggers Fastball Club has moved up to Open Ball and will be starting up the season at a tournament in Las Vegas on April 14-15.

The team, with players aged between 22 and 40, will be competing in the Vegas Roadtrip against teams from around the world like Portland, Mexico, Texas and Wisconsin.

“We’re pretty excited,” said field manager Len Barry of the tournament.

He said the 12 players, who are mostly tradesmen, have laboured throughout the year to raise the $70,000  budget for the season.

Barry said the decision was made to advance to Open Ball after the team, which is in its third year, won gold for the Western Championships and bronze the year before that.

“We just thought why not see how we make it out with the big guys,” he said.

The Las Vegas tournament is one of six the team intends on competing in this year.

 

A majority of the Loggers are from the Sooke and Langford area, with one player from Kelowna.

 

 

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