Alberta baseball, basketball teams reach podium at Canada Summer Games

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
August 8, 2017 - 9:26am

Alberta sits fourth in the overall medal standings at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.

Our province has earned 38 medals, including 7 gold, heading into Tuesday competition. Ontario leads with 101 medals followed by B.C. with 65 and Quebec with 63.

Alberta’s male basketball team, coached by Clay Pottinger of the RDC Kings, took silver on Friday after a 108-65 loss to Ontario in the final.

On the diamond, Alberta claimed bronze in male baseball with a 5-1 win over Ontario on Friday after being edged 1-0 by Manitoba in the semifinals. The team was coached by Dwayne Lalor of Red Deer and featured Cooper Jones of Ponoka and Branden Woods of Red Deer on its roster.

Red Deer swimmer Hidde Geurts placed sixth overall in his para-swimming freestyle event on Monday.

Other central Alberta competitors in action at the Canada Summer Games this week include:

- Tyla and Jade Lee and Teri Hunter (coach) in female softball, Alberta is 2-0 heading into Tuesday action vs. Ontario and Saskatchewan;

- Reece Lehman of Red Deer in male volleyball, Alberta won its opening match Monday over Newfoundland and Labrador and will take on Team Northwest Territories on Tuesday.

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