BC’s Best ball tourney schedule

Parksville Royals continue their baseball action on Friday

Springwood Park will be baseball central this weekend as players from as far away as Alberta vie for the title of BC’s Best.

Springwood Park will be baseball central this weekend as players from as far away as Alberta vie for the title of BC’s Best.

A reminder to all you baseball fans out there 11 teams take to the fields up at Springwood Park this weekend for the 18th annual BC’s Best Baseball Tournament.

The hometown Quality Foods Royals open the tourney Friday at 3:30 p.m. against the North Delta Blue Jays, with returning Royal Marcus Drewry making his first start of the season for the home team (he’s been away at college).

The Royals are back at it at 6 p.m. Friday for game two against the Okotoks Dawgs, who come to town as the tournament favourites (they recently won the CCBC championship for the second straight year), while the young Royals will be in tough as the defending champions for the first time in club history.

The Nanaimo Pirates and Victoria Mariners — the other top two seeded teams, face off Friday night at Serauxman Stadium in Nanaimo for their first game (6 p.m. start).

The Royals are back in action Saturday at 3 p.m. to take on the Vancouver Cannons and are back at it at 5:30 p.m. against the Victoria Eagles.

The tournament playoffs get underway with the semifinals at 10 a.m. with the finals slated for 1 p.m.

There is a concession on site, there will be 50/50 draws all weekend.

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The Shriners will be serving up their world-famous pancake breakfast at Springwood Park Sunday morning from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Don’t forget to watch for the fez.