The Drumheller Stingers boys peewee baseball team are one step closer to the provincial tournament after playing in a tiering tournament in the Valley last weekend.
In all, six teams including Drumheller, Clive, Olds, Red Deer, Trochu, and Stettler were in the competition. The teams will be playing in a round robin tournament that began last Saturday in Drumheller and will continue in Stettler this coming weekend.
“It is basically a tiering tournament,” said coach Lyle Cawiezel. He explains from these results, the top teams will be in tier 1 and the rest will be tired versus similar competition levels come to the provincials.
“We are all going to provincials, it is just deciding which division we are playing in so provincials are competitive,” he said.
In their first game, Saturday morning, they fell to Trochu 17-7.
“It went alright and it should be good this coming weekend too,” said Cawiezel.
Drumheller had two teams playing in league play this season but combined to go to the provincials this summer. The team is coached by Lyle Cawiezel, Jay Mulgrew, Jeff Paarup and Scoot Freilinger.