Minor Baseball Season in full swing
The minor baseball season is in full swing throughout the West Kootenay, and in the Heritage City, the Nelson Jays are out to defend West Kootenay Babe Ruth Baseball Championship won in 2015.
The Jays met Castlegar this past week at Queen Elizabeth Park.
Both teams battle the opposition, and the weather, during this mid-week contest with the host team coming out on top.
The NDBA has fields teams in six divisions — Tee-Ball, Rookie, Minor, Major, Junior and Senior Babe Ruth.
The teams play at Queen Elizabeth Lions Park.
Nelson plays in the West Kootenay Minor Baseball leaqgue, which runs until the middle of June when playoffs close out the house league campaigns.
The West Kootenay teams — Grand Forks, Fruitvale, Castlegar, Trail and Nelson — then form all-star squads to participate in provincial play.