PONSONBY – The West Carleton Electric came one game shy of bring home the gold in the Ontario Amateur Softball Association Provincial A tournament last weekend.
It was a great weekend for the young fastball team in Ponsonby, a small community just north of Guelph. The U12 boys cruised through the opening rounds of the provincial championship then winning their ‘undefeated game’ before dropping two straight and the gold medal to rivals, the Napanee Express. Their play earned the ‘Trics the silver medal making a five-hour drive home not so bad.
“The ‘Trics started their tournament off with a big 9-3 win
over St. George Spartans on Friday night,” Fitzroy Fastball reported on their
blog yesterday evening (Aug. 11) “On Saturday morning, the WC team got by Tara
Titans 13-7. This set up the undefeated game against their rivals the Napanee
Express. WC won 4-3 in a very well-played game of fastpitch softball to advance
to the finals, where they would have to be beat twice.”
Napanee, which had won their way through the losers’ side to advance to the final, had to beat the ‘Trics twice to be named champions, while West Carleton would only need to win one of a possible two games for the gold.
“On Sunday, the first final game ended 12-7 for Napanee, requiring the ‘if necessary’ game to be played in the double knockout event,” Fitzroy Fastball reported. “That proved to be a crazy match up, with several lead changes, and requiring an extra inning. In the end, the Napanee team prevailed 12-9.”
The U12 Trics are coached by three Greater Ottawa Fastball League players, Kinburn’s Trevor Barton, Shawn Rebertz and Sean Lecuyer.
- With files from Fitzroy Fastball