Ridge Meadows Royals midgets win silver

The Ridge Meadows Royals, the reigning B.C. midget AAA champs, made it to the provincial final again.

Jonah Weisner of the Royals smacks a hit during the provincial semi-final series. His team went on to win provincial silver.

Jonah Weisner of the Royals smacks a hit during the provincial semi-final series. His team went on to win provincial silver.

The Ridge Meadows Royals, the reigning B.C. midget AAA champs, made it to the provincial final.

However, they came up a run short against the eventual champion Chilliwack Cougars.

On Friday, the Royals opened the tourney with a 10-6 loss to the Nanaimo Buccaneers. Jonah Weisner had a strong game at the plate, going 3-5 with a triple and an RBI.  Brayden Slaughter went 2-2 with a pair of walks and two RBI.

On Saturday, the Royals mercied the Cougars 10-0 in five innings.Chad Weststeyn was strong on the hill.

The Royals faced the regular season champion Cloverdale Spurs with a trip to the championship game on the line. Seth Injates got the start and dominated the Spurs, throwing a complete game shutout, allowing only three hits while striking out nine en route to a 5-0 win.

Injates helped himself at the plate with a pair of hits and RBI.

On Sunday, the Royals met Chilliwack in the B.C. championship game.  Josiah Williams got the start for the Royals, and after a bit of a rough start, settled down to provide them with a quality outing.  The Cougars scored three runs in the first inning to take an early lead.  The Royals chipped away with a pair of runs in the middle innings, but were unable to come up with the big hit in a few key spots and lost by a score of 3-2.