Around The Bases – Your trip around the world in sports for June 26, 2019

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The daily sports news cycle is crazier than ever. Don't have the stamina to keep up to speed? Around The Bases is your daily morning destination to stay in the know on the biggest stories in both local and professional sports. We’ll start at first base with an intriguing story or event, and bring you home with a must-read story in the North Peace sports scene.

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First Base - Yankees set record against Blue Jays

The New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 yesterday, their second straight win over Toronto, but the real news is in the record they broke. With DJ LeMahieu's homerun in the first inning, the Yankees set the record for most consecutive game runs with a homerun with 28, beating the mark the Texas Rangers set in 2002. Given the lineup that New York has, it's not surprising in the least that they would be the team to break the record. 

Second Base - Energetic City Showdown ball tournament cancelled

The Energetic City Showdown Slow Pitch Tournament has been cancelled. The SPN event, organized by the Fort St. John Mixed Slow Pitch Society, was set for the weekend of July 5 to 7, but had to be cancelled due to lack of support. The group is instead looking to host the Society's annual Poker Tournament that weekend instead.

Third Base - Daelyn Jeffers headed to Mount Royal for college volleyball

Daelyn Jeffers has played for Team B.C. and been recruited for the Canadian National Junior Team. So it's no surprise that she's headed to play volleyball for Mount Royal University this fall. Jeffers is very excited about the opportunity and the doors it could open for her to play volleyball going forward. “I’m super fortunate to have the life I live, and it still blows my mind at how far I’ve made it,” Jeffers said.

Home Base - Rays owners not giving up on shared-city idea

It appears both the Tampa Bay Rays ownership and a group from Montreal are somewhat serious about holding home games in both cities. "This is not a staged exit. This is about Tampa Bay keeping its hometown team and Montreal having one, too. I believe strongly in the sister-city concept. We're asking for open minds," said Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg in a news conference yesterday.

Having baseball return to Montreal would be great, and if this is the best option I'm all for it. However, I do question if it's viable given that Montreal still does not have a new stadium in place.

Around the Bases runs Monday through Friday. If you have a news tip or story to share, email Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca

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