More than a dozen Dauphin baseball players will invade Altona this weekend for the 13U "AA" Provincial Championships.
The Strilkiwski Contracting team based out of Dauphin will play at the 15-team event.
They beat Swan River, last month to earn their spot at the event. Chris Geisel is the team's Head Coach, and he shares his thoughts heading in.
"My goal is to compete for a playoff spot and go from there," said Geisel. "Our kids have put in a lot of hours this year. They've been playing their best ball late in the season and that's exactly what we hoped for. We're hoping to open some eyes and show people the great athletes in Dauphin."
"We're fortunate to have a lot of pitchers on our team, and a lot of good pitchers," he added. "We can use that to benefit us. We also have some good hitters and good defence, we're a pretty well-versed team."
Dauphin will play four round-robin games starting tomorrow. They'll play at 1:30 against Seine River and 6:30 against East Selkirk.
On Saturday, the team begins their action nice and early. They play at 8:30 against Morden and they wrap up their round-robin at 4:00 p.m. against North Winnipeg. Despite not playing these teams in the past, Chris knows his club can get things going in the right direction.
"We can't control what the other team does, we just need to play the exact way we did when we had success in the regular season," concluded Geisel. "It's a great opportunity for everyone on our team. It's the little things you're going to learn along the way, I've told everyone to just soak it in and have a great time."
The top six teams after the round-robin will advance to the playoff round. The top two teams earn a bye into the semi-finals.