The Burnaby Braves took home the gold at the B.C. Minor Baseball AA Mosquito Provincial Games over the weekend at Surrey's Lionel Courchene Park.
The Braves beat the Oceanside Reds 13-2 in the final on Sunday afternoon, with the Penticton Thunder edging out the Ladysmith Cannons 15-12 for the bronze in the 10-team tournament.
"Burnaby played really well through the tournament," said David Horita, who organized this year's games. "They played a really consistent and had lots of good pitchers.
"It was a good tournament and I think people enjoyed it."
Other teams included the Ladner Red Sox and the Vancouver Stealers, as well as the Gibsons Dodgers from the Sunshine Coast, the Vernon Canadians from the Okanagan and the Prince George Knights from Northern B.C.
Last year's defending champions, the Surrey Cardinals, slipped in the rankings with three losses in four games, placing eighth overall. But it wasn't all bad for the home team: Jordan Natino of Surrey won Best Defensive Player of the tournament.
Many of the 10-and 11-year-old boys are heading to PeeWee A and AA divisions next year, and it's up to the B.C. Minor Baseball Association whether the games will return to Surrey in 2013. A decision is expected later this year.
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