Last week as the regular season came to a close, the Diggers edged out the Firemen for the lead of the Bowen Island Men’s Fastpitch league. That mean’s they’ll play the first game, against the third place Twins in the opening of the tournament for the Scott Helenius Memorial Trophy at 6:30pm on Friday August 5.
There are six teams in the league. The Twins are followed by the Brewers, the Cruisers and the Shakers.
League President, Glen McGregor, says expect the unexpected to unfold over the course of the weekend.
“What happened in the regular season does not reflect what happens in the finals,” he says. “That’s something you never can predict. To win, you’ve got to win five games. One year, the bottom rung team made it all the way to the finals.”
McGregor adds that this year the games have had more consistent play due to a new agreement among teams to not bring in any new players off-island.
“We used to allow each team to bring two new off-island players each season, but it got to be so that if it happened to rain one day, there’d be no game because the off-island players wouldn’t show up,” he says. “This year, there have been so many people on Bowen who want to play that all our teams are filled and they’ve had to turn people away.”
For baseball fans, non-baseball fans and for kids, there will be a concession stand and beer garden set-up all weekend between the commuter parking lot and the baseball diamond.
Saturday at 9 am: Brewers vs. Cruisers
10:45 am: Firemen vs. Shakers
12:30 pm: Diggers vs. Brewers
2:30 pm: Cruisers vs. Shakers
4 pm: Twins vs. Firemen
5:45 pm: Diggers vs Cruisers
Sunday 10:45 am: Brewers vs. Firemen
12:30 pm: Game #10
2:30 pm: Game #11
4:30 pm: Game #12