The Casttor U15 Raiders won the AA Tier 5 championship over the weekend of July 23-24. (Photo submitted)

The Casttor U15 Raiders won the AA Tier 5 championship over the weekend of July 23-24. (Photo submitted)

U15 Castor Raiders bring home AA Tier 5 championship

Castor’s U15 Raiders baseball team had a successful July 22-24 weekend.

Playing championship ball in St. Albert, the team started off on July 22 against the Black Gold 47s (Leduc) team where they won 16 to 11.

Suffering a setback on the morning of July 23, the Raiders suffered a loss at the hands of the Calgary City Royals in a closely contested 4-3 game.

After the other two teams in the competition played, Castor and the other two ended up in a three-way tie according to team parent Brianne Bagshaw.

After calculating runs for and against, Castor and Calgary were again matched up for a tie-breaking game at 8 a.m. on July 24. This time the score favoured the Raiders, who downed Calgary 19-3.

The semi-finals were played at 1 p.m. against Sherwood Park, with the Raiders again coming out on top with a score of 16-5, putting the team into the finals.

Playing opposite Black Gold again in the 7 p.m. finals, Black Gold couldn’t seem to hold the Raiders at bay. The Raiders brought in a run in the first inning, followed by 10 more in the second. Black Gold managed to hold off Castor until the fifth inning, where the Raiders brought in four more runs. Not being shut out, Black Gold managed a run of their own in the fifth, however with the lopsided score in the fifth the mercy rule kicked in and the game was called.

With the dominant performance by the U15s, Castor became the 2022 AA Tier 5 champions.

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