The 2014 Senior Men’s Baseball Championships in St. John’s are still over two months away but Carbonear native Trevor Clarke is no less excited.
The tournament will bring together the finest senior men’s talent from across the country on Aug. 21-25.
“It’ll be the first time (the tournament) has been here since 1997,” said Clarke.
The 30-year-old is the everyday shortstop with the Trapper Johns Shamrocks in the St. John’s Senior Baseball League and a member of the St. John’s Capitals senior men’s squad for the last decade.
He said there is a different feeling this season as the Capitals prepare to welcome the nation.
“There’s an excitement,” said Clarke.
The Capitals are one of two local entries in the 10-team national tournament. Corner Brook is the other.
The Barons captured the provincial senior baseball crown last summer, earning them the right to represent Newfoundland and Labrador in this year’s tournament.
Clarke is banking on this tournament being a bit different then the ’97 version.
“There were four teams that pulled out at the last minute,” he said. “It ended up having two teams from Newfoundland, two teams from Nova Scotia and two teams from New Brunswick. It was more like an Atlantic tournament.”
However, there is a buzz about coming to this side of the country.
“We’ve been going to these tournaments on the mainland for the past 13 years straight, and everyone is looking forward to coming out East for a good time,” said Clarke.
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