The Carnarvon U14B team scored silver at Western Canadian Championships in Lloydminister

Second place finish for U14B girls

In the six games of round robin play, the team finished 5-1 and first overall

Sometimes all a girl needs are silver linings. With a 51-8 record over a season that includes silver finishes at the provincial and Western Canadian level – silver is just fine for the Carnarvon U14B ball team.

“We made it to the final game at the highest level, so we can’t be displeased with that,” said coach Bill Hawkins.

The girls won silver at provincials in Delta last month to earn the place at Western Canadian Championships in Lloydminister, AB from Aug. 1 to 4.

In eight games over four days the girls were the “top hitting team there,” the coach said.

The proof is in the stats.

Lead off hitter Gabby Freer had a batting average of .407 and an on base average .484; Emma Wautio-Roe with .318 batting and a .414 on base percentage; catcher Amelia Trembath hit .440 with a .481 on base percentage and Kaia Gyorfi pitched 32 innings with 40 strikeouts and also hit .400 and had .445 on base percentage.

“They led the team,” Hawkins said.

In the six games of round robin play, the team finished 5-1 and first overall (utilizing hitting as a tie-breaker).

“Then we won our first playoff game and that moved us right into the gold medal game,” Hawkins said. “Unfortunately we came up a little short on Monday, but it was quite a trip.”

The 7-0 loss to Red Deer in five innings was made bittersweet by the fact they’d done the same, a 7-0 victory over Red Deer in a shortened (mercy rule) five-inning game earlier in the tournament.

“We had mercied the same team the day before,” Hawkins said. “We lost the wrong game.”

Looking back over the season of only eight losses, “there was never a team that we lost to that we didn’t beat in another game,” Hawkins said.

 

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