Baseball player captures silver medal

A Nanaimo baseball player helped Team B.C. to a runner-up finish at a national tournament.

A Nanaimo baseball player helped Team B.C. to a runner-up finish at a national tournament.

Veronica Wong was part of the B.C. team at Baseball Canada’s U21 Women’s Invitational Championships in Halifax, N.S. this past weekend. B.C. lost 7-5 to Quebec in Sunday’s final.

Wong had three multi-hit performances over her five games with Team B.C., finishing the tourney with a .438 batting average and five RBIs. She drove in the winning run in the semifinal.

Meanwhile, two other Nanaimo players, Isabella Bortolotto and Celia Leaf, have been selected to be part of Team B.C. at the Baseball Canada U16 Girls’ Invitational Championships in Vaughan, Ont. from Aug. 18-22.

All three girls played on boys’ teams during their regular seasons.