Cougars face western Canada’s best in baseball battle

Chilliwack's Fairfield Island hosts the 2014 Western Canadian Championship, welcoming five visiting teams.

The schedule has been set for this weekend’s U-18 AAA Western Championship baseball tournament.

Chilliwack hosts the prestigious six-team tourney at Fairfield Island, starting Thursday morning.

BC is represented by the Tri-City Indians and host Chilliwack Cougars.

Alberta is represented by the Sherwood Park Dukes (Alberta 1) and Spruce Grove White Sox (Alberta 2).

Saskatchewan is represented by the Saskatoon Diamondbacks and Manitoba is represented by the Brandon Knights.

Action begins Thursday morning at 10 a.m. with the Indians and Dukes squaring off.

Chilliwack opens Thursday at 1 p.m. against the White Sox. They play twice Friday — 11:30 a.m. versus the Knights and 8:30 p.m. versus the Indians. They play twice more Saturday — noon versus the Diamondbacks and 8:30 p.m. versus the White Sox.

Opening ceremonies are 6 p.m. Thursday at diamond D and will include Chilliwack mayor Sharon Gaetz

The opening ceremonies will be followed by a ‘Chilliwack Feast’ for all visiting players and coaches, featuring local corn.

The tourney wraps up Sunday at 1 p.m. with the championship game.

Admission for spectators is $10 per day of $20 for the entire tournament.

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