The Creston Coffin Dodgers slo-pitch team placed fourth in the 55-plus division of the BC Seniors Games last week.

Creston’s Coffin Dodgers fourth in seniors games

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The BC Seniors Games were held Aug. 16-20 in Nelson, Trail and Castlegar, with Creston’s Coffin Dodgers competing in the 55-plus mixed division recruiting Helen Luke, Bev Daniels, Leona Nimeck and Bernie Doll from Cranbrook.

The Coffin Dodgers played teams from Parksville (a powerhouse), the Okanagan, New Westminster and two teams from Prince George. The team didn’t know what to expect as this was the first time Creston had a slo-pitch team entered.

They lost the first two games (opening day jitters) and won the next two, then were clobbered by Parksville (no contest)

However, the Coffin Dodgers ended up with one more point than New Westminster, so they played in the bronze medal game against one of Prince George’s teams. They scored five in the first inning, but Creston came back to make the score 5-4. The outcome was not in Creston’s favour, though, with a final score of 12-7.

Many people commented on the team’s shirts. The Coffin Dodgers had a fun time and there is much talk about going to Burnaby to compete in next year’s seniors games.

The Coffin Dodgers extend their appreciation for the support of the Columbia Brewery, Creston Mayor Ron Toyota, Paul’s Superette and the Creston Valley Advance.

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