The St. Paul PeeWee Storm hosted the final weekend of provincial playdowns in St. Paul this past weekend (July 15-16). The team won one of three games they played in St. Paul on the weekend. With the win, they finished with a tier 1 placement for provincials. Fans in St. Paul got to enjoy a great weekend of ball.
Back to back big weekends
The PeeWee Storm came into the weekend off a three game sweep at Rundle Park. Their perfect standing set up a very important weekend in St. Paul. The team hosted St. Albert, Westlock, and Parkland (Spruce Grove). St. Paul lost 11-10 to St. Albert to open play on Saturday, and then lost 12-7 to Westlock later in the day. Both games were close until the end.
“Westlock is 6-0, we were tied 7-7 and then they hit five.” Manager Deziree Warholik summed up the Westlock game.
Sunday’s game against Parkland saw the Storm pick up a big win. The final score between Parkland and St. Paul was a 17-8 victory for St. Paul. With a record of four wins and two losses during playdowns, the Storm have cemented a place in Tier 1 provincials.
Off to provincial championships
The PeeWee storm will head to Trochu, Alberta for Tier 1 provincial championships. The town of 1000 people will host the eight best PeeWee teams that Alberta has to offer for the weekend. The Storm will endure pool play Friday and Saturday. If they finish top two in their pool, they will advance to the semi-finals.
“We’re not really looking forward to the season ending, but we’re hoping for a good three day weekend of ball.” Deziree Warholik says.
St. Paul to host provincial tournament
If you’re in the Lakeland, and craving provincial ball don’t fret! The Midget Storm team will be hosting provincials from July 28-30 at Jaycee Ballpark.