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On July 16-18, Baseball Manitoba will hold provincial playoffs for the 'A' and 'AA' classifications across Mosquito, Peewee, Bantam, and Midget divisions.
Three of these playdowns will take place across Westman as Brandon, Dauphin, and Hamiota will all host tournaments on that weekend.
This year will mark the third consecutive year that Hamiota has hosted a provincial championship.
In 2009, the town hosted the Bantam 'A' Zone 2 championship, which saw Lundar take home the banner.
This time around, it will be the Mosquito 'A' Zone 2 provincials that will find its home in Hamiota, where 10 teams from across the provinces will compete for top prize. Games begin at 8:30 a.m. each day at Hamiota Municipal Park, with the semi-finals and championship game scheduled for Sunday.
In addition to this tournament, the town will also host a Midget 'AAA' provincial qualifying tournament the July 23-25 weekend, which will see 'AAA' teams battling for the right to go to provincials.
Peewee 'A' Zone 2 provincials will take place this year in Dauphin. The tournament will see 12 teams competing for the Peewee 'A' banner, including two separate squads from the host city as well as Kenora, Ont.
Pool play will be conducted throughout Friday and Saturday with the semi-finals and finals slated to take place on Sunday.
Stonewall defeated Gladstone by a score of 15-10 to take home the Peewee 'A' title last year in Deloraine.
Brandon hosted three separate provincial playoffs last year at Simplot Millennium Ballpark and once again, the facility will be active this year.
On top of hosting the Bantam 'A' Zone 2 provincial tournament on the July 16-18 weekend, the park will also host the Peewee 'AAA' provincial playoff (July 29-Aug. 2) and the Peewee Western Regional Baseball Canada Tournament (Aug. 19-23).
"There is a number of projects that we have underway at Simplot Park and hopefully the weather starts co-operating so that we can have the facility in top shape to represent our association and of course our community of Brandon," said Peewee division co-ordinator Bradley Schoonbaert.
In addition to the three above tournaments, Baseball Manitoba will host four other provincial playoffs on the July 16-18 weekend; Mosquito 'AA' (Altona), Peewee 'AA' (Cartwright), Bantam 'AA' (Stonewall), and the Midget 'AA' tournament (Morden).
Brendan MacGranachan is a recent graduate of Crocus Plains High School.