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Chinook West all stars compete in Cranbrook

The Chinook West all-star team, back row, from left: coach Kelvin Hughes, Michael McTighe, Jamie Schlossberger, Kyle Farano Chase Woodske, Stanley Morning Bull and coach Rory Snider. Front row, from left: Ian Catonio, Mitchell Zoratti, Cale Hughes, Tyson Goodreau, Chase Snider and Caden Baptie. Missing from the photo are players Beau Walter and Tucker Evans and coach Kent Goodreau.

The Chinook West all-star team got its first taste of battle last weekend at a Majors baseball tournament at Cranbrook, B.C.
Chinook West performed well, winning two of four games to place fourth in the six-team tournament.
Team members are Caden Baptie, Ian Catonio, Tucker Evans, Kyle Farano, Tyson Goodreau, Cale Hughes, Michael McTighe, Stanley Morning Bull, Jamie Schlossberger, Chase Snider, Beau Walter, Chase Woodske and Mitchell Zoratti.
The team is coached by Rory Snider, Kelvin Hughes and Kent Goodreau.
Next action for Chinook West is Saturday, July 23 when they play Cranbrook in a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. in Sparwood.
Chinook 25 Okotoks 1
Chinook West opened the tournament Friday night with a convincing 25-1 win over Okotoks Outlaws.
Chinook West wasted little time taking control as they opened a 5-0 lead in the first inning and increased it to 10-0 in the second.
Their domination continued with five runs in the third and five more in the fourth to make it 20-0.
After a scoreless fifth inning Chinook West drove in five runs in their half of the sixth inning.
Okotoks broke the goose egg with one run in the bottom of the sixth to make the final 25-1.
Kyle Farano picked up the win on the mound for Chinook West.
Zoratti crossed the plate four times for Chinook West and Snider, Hughes, Farano, Schlossberger and Morning Bull each had three runs.
Goodreau and Catonio each scored twice and McTighe and Woodske each had a run.
Medicine Hat 15 Chinook 1
Chinook West found out Saturday morning what it was like to be on the short end of a long score.
Medicine Hat scored nine runs in the first inning on their way to a 15-1 win.
Schlossberger had Chinook West’s only run.
Chinook 13 Calgary 7
On Saturday afternoon Chinook opened an early lead and rolled to a 13-7 win over Calgary.
After a scoreless first inning Schlossberger, Morning Bull, McTighe and Catonio crossed the plate to put Chinook West up 4-0.
Hughes and Farano added runs in the third inning and Chinook West led 6-0.
Baptie and Catonio scored in the top of the fourth and Chinook West had a commanding 8-0 lead.
Calgary showed no signs of quit, though, scoring five times in the bottom of the fourth to narrow the gap to 8-5.
Chinook West responded in the next inning, with Hughes, Farano, Schlossberger, Morning Bull and McTighe crossing the plate to make it 13-5.
Calgary managed two runs in the bottom of the fifth and after a scoreless sixth the final was 13-7.
Medicine Hat 23 Chinook 3
Their 2-1 record sent Chinook West into the third-place playoff Sunday against Medicine Hat.
The result was the same as the first time the teams met in the tournament, with Medicine Hat pounding out a 23-3 win.
Farano, Goodreau and Snider scored Chinook West’s runs.

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