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The Tigers Baseball Association hosts its 27th annual tournament this weekend at Legion Memorial Park.

The Tigers Baseball Association hosts its 27th annual tournament this weekend at Legion Memorial Park.

Eight teams will compete for prize money — $150 per round-robin win, plus $800 to the tournament winner and $400 to the loser of the championship game.

The Waples division features the St. Albert Tigers, Mayerthorpe Mets, Red Deer Riggers and Prince George Grays.

The Young division includes the Fort Saskatchewan Athletics, Parkland White Sox, Red Deer Stags and Calgary Redbirds.

The Tigers, Fort Saskatchewan (2009 Baseball Canada champions), Riggers, Stags and Calgary make up the senior AAA Sunburst Baseball League. Mayerthorpe and Parkland play in the senior AA North Central Alberta Baseball League.

The following games are scheduled for the east and west diamonds at Legion park.

Friday

Fort Sask. vs. Parkland, 6 p.m., west

Tigers vs. Mets, 8:30 p.m., west

Saturday

Grays vs. Mets 10 a.m., east

Stags vs. Parkland, 10 a.m., west

Fort Sask. vs. Calgary, 1 p.m., east

Tigers vs. Riggers, 1 p.m., west

Calgary vs. Parkland, 4 p.m., east

Riggers vs. Mets, 4 p.m., west

Fort Sask. vs. Stags, 7 p.m., east

Tigers vs. Grays, 8 p.m., west

Sunday

Grays vs. Riggers, 9 a.m., east

Stags vs. Calgary, 9 a.m., west

Semifinal: noon, 1st Waples vs. 2nd Young, east

Semifinal: noon, 1st Young vs. 2nd Waples, west

Final: 3 p.m., west

In the 2009 final the Tigers defeated the Stags with a come-from-behind 10-7 decision.

In three previous tournaments before last year, poor weather conditions forced cancellation of the playoff round.

Meanwhile, the Tigers are 0-3 to start the season after losing 13-6 to the Riggers last Friday at St. Albert. See page 62 for game coverage.

The St. Albert Impact Rangers are gunning for their first win this season on the premier pitch Thursday after four consecutive ties in the Edmonton District Soccer Association. Game time against Karpaty (2-1-1) is 7 p.m. at Strathcona Athletic Park.

The Rangers are coming off scoreless draws against DFCA (1-2-1) and Dinamo Croatia (1-0-2) last week at Riel Park. In goals for and against the Rangers have five apiece.

Last year in division 1A the long-time premier team finished first with 11 wins, one loss and two ties.

In 2008 the Rangers placed eighth out of 10 teams in premier with six wins.




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