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SKO Giants host Mens fastball tournament

SKO Giants host Mens fastball tournament

Treaty 2 Territory – The weather was great throughout the weekend (25/26 July, 2020) that returned a major sport back to Treaty 2 Territory.  Skownan has been revitalizing the sport of fastball for many years and this weekend the SKO Giants held an event that was very successful. Organizer, team manager and player Jimmy Chartrand

Treaty 2 Territory – The weather was great throughout the weekend (25/26 July, 2020) that returned a major sport back to Treaty 2 Territory.  Skownan has been revitalizing the sport of fastball for many years and this weekend the SKO Giants held an event that was very successful.

Organizer, team manager and player Jimmy Chartrand was very happy with what he thought was a very successful event.

“The teams, competition and fans were great all weekend”, said Chartrand.

With over 600 fans in attendance on day one, 400 day two, the weather wasn’t the only thing that was throwing heat.  The top pitchers came to play along with their teams. One hit..one error could be the game and a championship trophy.

The Crane Bay Knights a local nation and young team from Ochichakkosipi experienced that Saturday night when they played against Team Big Man and the tournament’s top pitcher Jeff ‘Bo’ Thomas.  Thomas hails from Peguis and has been pitching for years.  As he goes into his prime, the speed of his heat and throwing continues.  The outfield and infield are a big help for him when they do hit off him.

The SKO Giants had an exciting game Saturday night that saw them leave the field without the win unfortunately.  However before that was the four extra innings to see Mallard Stars win on a tough error.  Mallard, headed up by coach/player Terrance Lacquette ended up playing Crane Bay in the semi finals while Team Big Man, a team coached by Cameron Catcheway and Sterling Catcheway, the brother duo waited to see who they play.

Crane Bay Knights, Runners up Championship

Team Big Man, Champions

Crane Bay advanced with a win into the finals.  A few innings of no hits then the bats came out for Team Big Man.  Great infielders and outfielders for both teams kept the game exciting.  Thomas managed to keep the hits minimal and no runs for Crane Bay and any team this weekend came in.  Team Big Man won the game and the championship trophy with a 5-0 win over a tough no quit ball team hailing from OCC.  Crane Bay ended up playing three games straight, the fourth to get back into the championship game.  Crane Bay is headed by coach/player Trevor McDonald, who can still throw the ball with a little heat.  A tough loss, a great win and a successful tournament with over 1000 people for both days combined watching a sport that is coming back to the Treaty 2 Territory and our Local Nations.  After the game we managed to speak with Chief Cameron Catcheway he is a very proud Treaty 2 member.

 “Thanks to our players for coming out representing and playing in honour of Bigman, who we dearly miss.  He loved the game and its great we can play for him, our team played hard this weekend “, said Catcheway.

Standings:

  • 1st Place $3000 – Team Big Man
  • 2nd Place $1500 – Crane Bay Knights
  • 3rd Place – $1000 – Mallard Stars

Individual Awards:

  • First Baseman – Crane Bay Knights
  • Second Base – Team Big Man
  • Third Place – Team Big Man
  • Best Shortstop – Team Big Man
  • Best Right Field – Crane Bay Knights
  • Best Left Field – Team Big Man
  • Centre Field – Crane Bay Knights
  • Best Pitcher – Team Big Man
  • Best Catcher – Team Big Man

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