St. Marys Hawkins Cabinetry Girls Fastball team concluded their regular-season schedule this past week, earning another two wins.
These victories extended their winning streak to four as they now await other teams to finish up around the league to determine rankings going into the year-end tournament in Stratford next weekend.
On Tuesday, the Hawkins Mites travelled to Tavistock and despite a cool, damp evening the visitors were all business dominating the game, both offensively and defensively, to come home with a 12–3 victory.
Sharing the pitching duties were Chantel Johns and Tianna Glousher, who combined for eight strikeouts and only allowing two extra-base hits.
Picking up RBIs were: Shaylynn Ainslie (3), Kaylee Fowler, Anna Standeaven (2), Glousher (2), Elora Vanderwal (2), Angelina Vanderwal and Bailey Ashton.
Convincing win over Stratford
On Wednesday, the Hawkins Mites hosted Stratford at Teddy’s Field.
After a rare scoreless first inning, Natalie Johnston had an RBI single in the second to open up a 1–0 lead.
The lead, however, was short-lived as Stratford batted in three of their own to take a 3-1 advantage.
Unphased by the deficit, St. Marys scored three of their own on RBIs by Julia Cameron, Glousher and Johns to regain the lead in the bottom of the third, 4–3.
The home-town Mites extended their lead to 7–3 in the fourth on RBIs by Sarah Lynch, Avery Aarts and Glousher. Stratford added one more in the top of the fifth.
St. Marys concluded the game with five more runs in the bottom half of the inning with Johnson, Ashton, Aarts, Cameron and Glousher picking up RBIs.
The Mites collected 18 hits and pitchers Johns and Cameron combined for 13 strikeouts en route to a convincing 12–4 win.