Umpires like Adian Tunke wore pink in memory of Langley Baseball volunteer Sheila Engh at the annual Pink Bat tournament. Dan Ferguson Langley Advance Times

Battling breast cancer at Mother’s Day baseball event in Langley

Umpires and some players donned pink for annual Sheila Engh tournament

A tournament in memory of long-time Langley volunteer Sheila Engh drew about 200 young players to three playing fields at Langley City park on Mother’s Day, Sunday, for the seventh annual Pink Bat tournament organized by Langley Baseball Association.

That was a substantial increase compared to previous years, said coach and event organizer Greg Craik.

“It’s pretty good,” Craik said.

“We usually get 130 to 140.”

The weekend Engh memorial tournament featured six teams from Langley, New West, Surrey, and West Vancouver of 13- and 14-year-old players.

Both of the Langley teams in the series dressed for the occasion, one wearing pink shirts with white lettering while the other wore white with pink letters.

READ MORE: Tournament honours long-time Langley volunteer

Players were taking swings with pink bats, and umpires were wearing pink shirts.

Eight teams of nine- to 10-year-old players took part in an all-Langley series as well.

Dan McLaren, umpire in chief and senior vice-president of Langley baseball, rated the event a success for the players.

“Theyve been having nothing but fun, all weekend long,”McLaren said.

For Mother’s Day, organizers were presenting every mom who attended with a carnation.

A 50-50 draw was being conducted to raise money for breast cancer research.



Is there more to this story?


Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter



Lorwren-Deegleau draws a bead on an incoming pitch at Pink Bat day. Dan Ferguson Langley Advance Times

Langley Hurricane Ryker Ziola brings the heat during an inter-Langley game against the Langley Angels on Sunday during the Sheila Engh memorial Pink Bat tournament to fight breast cancer. Dan Ferguson Langley Advance Tines

Just Posted

VIDEO: Hazmat incident closes down Langley City street

One person is believed to be dead, police said

Langley chamber of commerce upset about lack of funding for SkyTrain

An uncertain future for the extension to Langley is due to the budget

Felt absence of Mark Warawa marks 107th Aldergrove Fair fast draw

Wife and Langley MLAs Mary Polak and Rich Coleman honoured Warawa with a 20-person gun salute

Michael J. Fox’s former bandmate takes Willoughby stage

Langley’s Bez Arts Hub owner Russ Rosen plays Summer Festival Series this Thursday

Langley’s Erin Lee wins Kelowna MJT titles

Third in a row for 14-year-old golfer

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

VIDEO: Man found dead near B.C. teens’ truck could be linked to a double homicide

RCMP said they are looking for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, of Port Alberni

Latest plan is to fly trapped fish by helicopter over Big Bar slide

Multi-pronged plan set in motion to freesalmon blocked by landslide in the Fraser River

Family of missing B.C. senior with dementia frustrated with situation, heartened by community support

Nine days since Grace was last seen the question remains: ‘How can an 86-year-old just disappear?’

Unsealed record suggests U.S. man convicted of murdering Vancouver Island couple left DNA on zip tie in 1987

William Talbott is set to be sentenced Wednesday in the murders of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg

Okanagan Air Cadet challenges gender-exclusive haircut policy

Haircut regulation inspires challenge around gender identity

Pride flags stolen from Lower Mainland church

Went missing sometime Friday night, says Maple Ridge reverend

25 new wheelchair-accessible cabins open at Cultus Lake Provincial Park

Maple Bay Campground is now home to 25 new wheelchair friendly cabins, a first for BC Parks

VIDEO: Bystander training gains traction as tool to prevent sexual harassment, violence

Julia Gartley was sexually assaulted after an event, and no one stepped in to help

Most Read