Wheatsheaf baserunner Tim Allan

Wheatsheaf baserunner Tim Allan

Fastball teams fired up for final stretch

The Nanaimo Senior Men’s Fastball League has enjoyed a season filled with sunny days so far.

The Nanaimo Senior Men’s Fastball League has enjoyed a season filled with sunny days so far.

“It’s the first time in our history that we haven’t had a rainout, so that’s been great,” said Todd Belton, the league’s president.

The league has four teams this year, three in Nanaimo and one in Duncan. The Wheatsheaf Fastball Club has separated itself at the top of the standings, but all the squads are proving to be competitive.

“There’s really good games,” Belton said. “A lot of tight games this year. It can go either way most nights.”

There are two weeks left in the regular season for the teams to determine their playoff seeding. Everyone will make the playoffs, but the matchups are yet to be determined.

The semifinals and the finals will both be three-game series. The finals will be held at May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park.

“It’s going to be good ball,” Belton said. “There’s good rivalries now, so we’ll see how it goes.”

GAME ON … The next local league game is Tuesday (June 30), when the Wheatsheaf team visits the Lantzville Village Pub team at 6:30 p.m. at Pioneer Park.  On July 2, Baker Supply visits the Wheaties at 6:30 p.m. at the Wheatsheaf field complex in Cedar.

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