The Ladysmith Diamond Backs won the David Forrest Memorial Tournament May 17-18 in Ladysmith after beating the Ladysmith A’s in the championship game. In top right photo

The Ladysmith Diamond Backs won the David Forrest Memorial Tournament May 17-18 in Ladysmith after beating the Ladysmith A’s in the championship game. In top right photo

Ladysmith Diamond Backs win David Forrest Tournament

Ladysmith teams swept the annual David Forrest Memorial Tournament May 17-18 at the High Street ball diamond.

BatterLadysmith teams swept the annual David Forrest Memorial Tournament May 17-18 at the High Street ball diamond.

The Ladysmith Diamond Backs finished first, defeating the Ladysmith A’s in the gold medal game.

Two younger players were brought up from the Major Tadpole Blue Jays to help the Diamond Backs  complete their roster, and Katie Freer reports “it turned out wonderful having the younger kids playing their hearts out too.”

The Ladysmith Mariners won the bronze medal after beating Saltspring.

Saltspring was named Most Sportsmanlike Team by Denny Forrest.

In the semi-finals, the Diamond Backs beat Saltspring to advance to the gold medal game, while the A’s defeated the Mariners to earn a trip to the championship game.