Wyatt Tweet's baseball season came to an end this past weekend in Swift Current. He represented Manitoba at the Western Canada Summer Games, in the baseball event and the team put together a great week.
After going 4-2 in the round-robin, Tweet and the Manitoba men advanced to the gold medal, where they came up just short against Alberta. That meant Manitoba would make their way back home with a silver medal.
In that round-robin, Manitoba played Saskatchewan three times. They scored 34 runs in winning all three and they gave up just 14 runs. They also beat Alberta once.
"We stayed in classrooms in a school and we ate in the cafeteria, so that was a new experience," said Tweet. "When it came down to the game, we were focused and we played pretty well. It's a real honour winning a silver medal, especially when you get the chance to represent your province. It was a great week."
Alberta came out of the gates firing in the gold medal game. After scoring one in the first, they pounded out five runs in the third to take a 6-1 lead. Manitoba would score three runs in the final three innings, but it was too little, too late.
"It was important for us to get out to an early lead against them, but we didn't do that," he said. "Our offence didn't come until later in the game. It is what it is, it was still a fantastic week."
On a personal level, it was a solid week for Wyatt as scouts from all around watched. He hit a towering home run in a round-robin game against Alberta.
"I'm happy with my performance. I got on base every game and I was able to have positive at-bats," he continued. "I advanced runners and had some RBI's. I think I showed off my skill pretty well."
Wyatt will return to play with Major Pratt next season. He will also play with the Midwest AAA club.
Now his mindset switches to hockey. He'll take part in Waywayseecappo Wolverines camp, which starts on August 28.
"I've really been working hard over the summer to gain weight and get stronger," he added. "My goal is to make an impact at camp and show what I can do."
The Russell native has already made an impact within the Wolverines organization. He scored his first-ever junior goal last season with the team against the Virden Oil Capitals. Whatever happens throughout the camp, just getting the chance to try out for the team is something Wyatt won't forget.
"I'm over the moon excited that I get this chance," he concluded. "I just can't wait for it to start."
Waywayseecappo begins their preseason on September 2 against the OCN Blizzard