Estevan's Brett MacMurchy was part of the Saskatoon Blue Jays team that won the silver medal at the recent Western Canadian Peewee AAA Baseball Championships in Saskatoon.
MacMurchy had a strong showing at the tournament. As a hitter, he was tied for second on the team in batting average at .368, with seven hits in 19 at bats. Four of his hits were doubles. His seven runs batted in were third on the team.
On the pitcher's mound, he surrendered seven earned runs in four-and-one-third innings.
The Blue Jays went 2-1 in the round robin. Then they rattled off wins against the Saskatoon Cardinals and a team from Spruce Grove, Alberta, before losing to a team from Cloverdale, B.C., in the gold medal game.
Carter Kuchinka, another local player, was called up by the Saskatoon Cardinals. They went 2-3 in the tournament, and were knocked out in the consolation round by the Saskatoon As.
Kuchinka had the second-best batting average on the Cardinals at .500, as he went five-for-10. On the mound, he started once and made two relief appearances, and gave up eight earned runs in seven-and-a-third innings. His 14 strikeouts led the Cardinals.
MacMurchy and Kuchinka were stand-out players with the Estevan TS&M Peewee AA Tornadoes this year. They helped the Tornadoes reach the provincial semi-final game.