Ridge Meadows Silverhawks are Fraser Valley champions after defeating the Ridge Meadows Royals 8-5 on Saturday to claim the midget AA baseball title.
The Silverhawks overcame some lousy weather at the Albion Sports Complex to take the Tier 1 league title.
The Silverhawks drew first blood with two runs in the first inning. The Royals battled back, but were not able to take a lead. Both teams had some problems with the slippery field, with the Silver Hawks getting the better of the Royals.
After finishing third in league standings with a 12-6 record, the Silverhawks had a rough start to the 2011 playoffs, but were able to win games when it mattered the most. The team opened the playoffs with 12-8 loss to the Mission Twins, before playing to a 7-7 tie with the Port Coquitlam Phillies. That sparked a 3-0 run that saw the Silverhawks beat the Coquitlam/Moody Rays 11-4 and the Ridge Meadows Mariners 9-8 to advance to the league final.
The Silverhawks are Colton Davies, Aaron MacLean, Tyler Cramer, Jordan Viveiros, Derek Maroney, Matt Arter, Tyler Lippingwell, Jordan Adrian, Riley Lycan, Taylor Nash, and Cole Ram.
The team is coached by Chris Lippingwell, Gary Balzer, and Kelly Arter.