Wheaties finish second in league final

An upset wasn’t in the cards — the Duncan Masters were unbeatable this season.

The Duncan squad defeated the Wheatsheaf Fastball Club 6-2 July 30 at the Wheatsheaf field complex in Cedar in the championship game of the Nanaimo Senior Men’s Fastball League.

The final is usually a best-of-three series, but a rainout the week before led to a winner-take-all showdown.

Blake Hunter had a two-run home run for the Wheaties in defeat. Craig Snyder was the winning pitcher for Duncan and received offensive support from Trevor Gicas and Brad Robinson, who both hit homers.

The Duncan squad was undefeated (9-0-1) in league play this summer and only allowed eight runs against in those 10 games. The team also won the B.C. Cup tournament at the Wheatsheaf fields, beating Vancouver Meralomas 5-2 in the July 20 final.

In other local fastball news, Blake Hunter and Todd Belton of the Wheatsheaf team are currently playing for the Sooke Loggers senior A team at the International Softball Congress World Fastball Tournament in Kitchener, Ont. from Aug. 8-16 and also the Softball Canada championships in Charlottetown, P.E.I. from Aug. 26-31.