The Chemainus Brewers are back in action for another season. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus baseball season back in full swing

Brewers junior men gearing up for May 25 openers

Chemainus & District Baseball Association teams are back in full swing for another season.

Game action has already been well underway for a few weeks at the Chemainus Ball Park.

President Larry Hopwo said registration is about the same as last year, with about 100 players in the various divisions.

One of the two major tournaments of the season takes place on the Mother’s Day weekend, with the latest edition of the long-running Chris Fenton Memorial tournament for Peewee teams.

The Larry Hopwo Mosquito Invitational, named after the long-time president and North Cowichan/Duncan Sports Wall of Fame member, is booked for the first weekend in June.

The Chemainus Brewers junior men’s team is back on the field for another season, playing in the South Island Baseball League.

The Brewers opened exhibition play with a loss to the Layritz Reds and then had two games rained out before the nice weather arrived for a longer stay to get them geared up for the start of the regular season May 25 against the Carnarvon Astros.

“We faced them in the finals last year and lost the series 2-1,” pointed out team member and coach Bryan Wheeler. “Should be a good matchup with both teams that were in finals last year.”

The Brewers won’t have their Cuban players for that series. They fly in that night.

There will be a handful of Cuban players on the team this year – the same two as last year, with three more joining them.

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