Dartmouth Moosehead Dry has won three national titles on the road – and now it’s their chance to get it done at home.
After triumphs in Kamloops, B.C., Moncton and Weyburn, Sask., Moosehead Dry is vying for its fourth title in 12 years when it hosts the Canadian senior baseball championship starting today at Beazley Field and Mainland Common.
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The tournament was awarded to Dartmouth in 2007.
"It's been a long time coming," said Dry player-coach Darren Doucette. "It's been two years in the making, trying to put this together. Hopefully we can have a good showing."
Nine teams will join Dartmouth at the tournament, including its provincial rival, the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians. Other Atlantic content is provided by the Chatham Ironmen and Fredericton Royals from New Brunswick and the St. John's Capitals from Newfoundland.
Also visiting are the Windsor (Ont.) Stars, Brandon (Man.) Marlins, Fort Saskatchewan (Alta.) Athletics, Trail (B.C.) Orioles and a provincial team from Quebec.
Halifax plays today at 9 a.m. against Trail and at 4 p.m. against Fort Saskatchewan at Mainland Common. Dartmouth plays Quebec at 8:30 p.m. at Beazley Field.