The Winkler Nationals are Baseball Manitoba Provincial 15U A champions.

The Nationals reeled off five straight wins after losing their round robin opener and captured the provincial championship banner this past weekend in Swan River.

The South Central champs rallied for six runs in the fifth inning and beat the La Broquerie A's 10-9 in the gold medal game Sunday afternoon.

The Nationals lost 11-0 to the A's on Friday morning and then defeated Swan River 15-10; Miniota 10-4 and Lundar 16-3.

Winkler downed Manitou 18-1 to earn a berth in the final.

Clayton Dreger asked Nationals coach Joel Billing how it felt to win the Provincial 15U A championship banner