Mustangs headed to provincials

The Cowichan Valley Mustangs midgets are sitting in third place with seven games left in the regular season.

Third baseman Drew Bossons of the Mustangs can’t quite come up with the ball as a Chilliwack runner heads to third.

Third baseman Drew Bossons of the Mustangs can’t quite come up with the ball as a Chilliwack runner heads to third.

With only seven games left in the regular season, the Cowichan Valley Mustangs midgets are heading into the home stretch in third place in the standings.

In 29 games, the Mustangs have won 19 games and lost 10.

“They’ve been throwing really well,” said head coach Lorne LaFleur.

The midgets got off to a rough start this season, losing a lot of one-run games early on. However, the predominantly junior team is coming along nicely, winning seven out of their last eight games. That includes winning both games of a doubleheader against the Chilliwack Cougars on Sunday afternoon.

“They keep learning as we go along, and they’re applying the skill they’ve learnt,” Lafleur said. “That bodes well for the future.”

Their next two regular season games will be played on the road on Sun., July 8, against West Kelowna.

The Mustangs have already secured a spot in the provincial tournament in Chilliwack Aug. 2.

“We just keep going on, doing what we’re doing and we’ll do just fine,” Lafleur said.