In 1995 the Berwick White Sox Bantam Baseball Team brought the Provincial "C" Championship title to Berwick.
The team was comprised of local fourteen and fifteen year-olds who had advanced through the Berwick Minor Baseball Association together. Their play together had taught each player exactly what each others’ skills and abilities were and they accepted and respected what each could bring to the team. Their coaches describe them as an exceptional group of gifted athletes who combined a spirit of co-operation with an uncanny ability to read the play during games. When the chips were down and it mattered most, someone always came through with the big hit or the great catch to bring them back into the game. They worked hard at developing their skills in practices and each player knew his or her role on the team and, as a result, the team exuded confidence. Team spirit was always boosted by their parents, who were their biggest fans. They cheered them on at games and supported them financially.
This team was coached on how to win, and win they did. They were undefeated in league play, with fifteen wins and no losses. They also won a Bantam tournament hosted by Kentville on Canada Day and placed second in a Bantam "B" tournament on Natal Day weekend, also in Kentville.
After winning the League Championship in the Valley Baseball League, which included “B”, “C”, and “D” Division teams, this team defeated Hantsport in District Playoffs to advance to Regionals. In regionals, they won a best-of five series against Yarmouth, three games to one to represent Southwestern Nova Scotia in the Provincial Championship.
Labour Day weekend saw the Berwick White Sox of the Bantam "C" Division playing in a four team tournament in Bridgewater to determine the Provincial Champion. After all teams had played three games, three were tied with a record of two wins and one loss. Berwick advanced to the championship game against Bridgewater by having the fewest runs scored against them in their three games. The championship game was held on Sunday afternoon, with Berwick winning the game and gold medal by a score of six to five.
It is with pride that the 1995 Berwick White Sox Bantam Baseball Team is recognized by the Berwick Sports Hall of Fame.
1995 Berwick White Sox Bantam Baseball Team
Front Row (L-R):
Bud Crocker (Coach)
Back Row (L-R):
Neil Shannon Tupper
Bruce Redden (Trainer/Manager)
Steve Greenwood (Coach)
Missing From Photo: Matthew Gates
Inducted June 2007
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