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Jun 05, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Peewee Flames win division, advance to Mitchell semi-finals

Stratford Gazette

MITCHELL - Stratford Peewees girls competed in the Mitchell fastball tournament this past weekend.

The Prosafe Flames won their division, going 3-0, with wins over Mitchell, Sebringville and Wyoming. The Ross Herold-coached team was eliminated Sunday morning after losing in the semi-finals to Fullarton.

In their opener Friday night, Flames edged Mitchell 5-4.

Andi Purvis and Kennedy Fountain shared the pitching duties, combining to strike out six while giving up only one hit between them.

Fountain also tripled and knocked in two runs. Julia Cairns made two spectacular catches in centrefield, one resulting in a double play.

In game two Saturday afternoon, Flames downed Sebringville 10-4.

Purvis pitched the win, striking out nine batters over four innings. Fountain came on in relief, and struck out the side in the final inning.

At the plate, Katie Berg led the way with four hits, two RBI and scored twice. Also scoring two runs for Stratford were Emma Herold and Hannah Musselman.

In game three Saturday night, Flames edged Wyoming 12-10.

Flames came out on fire, scoring seven times in the top of the first inning. Wyoming then answered with five of their own. This game was back and forth, with Stratford scoring four in the last inning and then got Wyoming three up, three down to seal the victory.

Leading the offence again was Berg with four more hits and three RBI. Herold doubled and singled and Olivia Bauwens singled twice. Fountain and Herold formed the ‘battery’ and shut down the big Wyoming bats in the last two innings.

In the semi-finals Sunday morning, Fullarton advanced with a 15-7 victory over the Prosafe Flames. It was a rainy morning, and the game was delayed a couple of times.

Herold again doubled and singled, and Jessica Eidt singled twice and scored two runs. Tina Tiemans singled, and Musselman doubled and drove in two runs.

Fountain and Purvis shared the pitching duties for Stratford. Flames were cheered on all weekend by injured teammate Natalie Hynd.

This loss was the first of the season for the Prosafe Peewees, and they will be looking to start another winning streak with two games this week, including Thursday night at home at Anne Hathaway Park, starting at 6:30 p.m.

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