Twins take triple crown: bantam, junior, senior

 The North Shore Twins celebrate on-field after winning the B.C. Premier Baseball League championship game against the Parksville Royals July 23 in Coquitlam. The club won provincial titles at the senior, junior and bantam levels this season. Photo: Brian Ho/North Shore Twins.

The North Shore Twins celebrate on-field after winning the B.C. Premier Baseball League championship game against the Parksville Royals July 23 in Coquitlam. The club won provincial titles at the senior, junior and bantam levels this season. Photo: Brian Ho/North Shore Twins.

Aug. 14, 2017


North Shore Twins win championship triple crown
Senior, junior and bantam twins all claim provincial titles

By Andy Prest
North Shore News

Hat trick may be a hockey term, but the North Shore Twins baseball club certainly deserves that famous tip of the cap after completing a triple play the likes of which has never been seen in this province.

The club claimed provincial gold in the senior, junior and bantam divisions of the BC Premier League. The elite wooden-bat league added the bantam division last year and it didn’t take long for the Twins to become the first ever club to sweep all three age groups.

The senior Twins were near perfect in 2017, claiming the regular season title with a 34-10 record before earning the provincial crown with a 4-3 win over the Parksville Royals in the championship final.

The junior Twins also turned two, winning the league title with a 32-8 record before running the table in the BCJPBL playoffs. The Junior Twins finished off their run with 7-5 win over the UBC Junior Thunder in the championship final.

At the bantam level the Twins claimed the Baseball BC 15U AAA title with an 8-1 win over the Victoria Eagles. The win earned the bantams a spot in the 15U national championships running Aug. 24-27 in Summerside, P.E.I.