The Humboldt Bantam Dodgers weren't able to bring home a medal from the Western Canadian Baseball Championships but they certainly can bring their pride home.

The Saskatchewan representative finished with a record of two wins and two losses at the five team event missing the gold medal game that was eventually won by the Tri-City Indians out of British Columbia.

Coach Mike Suchan says the team is holding their heads high following the weekend in St. Albert.

"There was no quit in them, a break here or there and we'd been in that gold medal game. The competition was very good, out of the five teams that were there four teams were extremely competitive so that was really good. We can hold our heads high for the way we represented Saskatchewan."

The Dodgers opened the tournament Friday with an 8-2 win over the host St. Albert Cardinals. They followed that with a 6-2 defeat to the BC reps leaving their mark at 1-1 going into a must win game versus Portage la Prairie.

That 5-4 extra inning loss was the back breaker for the Humboldtian's.

"We were down 2-1 going into the 7th inning and we scored one run to tie it up," Suchan recapped. "We had runners on first and third with two out, there was a wild pitch and we tried stealing home on it and it was a bang-bang play and it was a call that could have gone either way. If we get the call we're in the gold medal game, unfortunately we didn't that call and it's just the way it goes."

The final was 5-4. Humboldt did go out on a high note downing Camrose 2-1 to close the tournament Sunday.

BC edged the Manitoba rep 3-2 in the final. Suchan gave props to the west coasters but he sure wanted one more shot at them.

"I was really looking forward to probably playing them in the gold medal game because there was two very good teams right there. When we played them we lost but we had the same amount of runners on base, they just got the key hits when they needed it, that's the difference."

Suchan says the team had a healthy mix of first and second year players so he expects the Bantam version of the Dodgers to be a strong contender again next season.

Lastly, Suchan also wanted to express his gratitude to the community for the support all season.

You can hear more from Suchan in his interview with Bolt FM's Clark Stork below.