Journey Middle School student Kylie Katz pitches at the World Series in Portland.

Sooke softball girls play world series

Two Sooke girls, Kylie Katz and Ally Gallant, have just returned from the Softball Little League World Series held in Portland, Oregon.

Hampton Little League Softball team featuring two Sooke girls, Kylie Katz and Ally Gallant have just returned from the Softball Little League World Series held in Portland, Oregon. They earned the right to represent Canada, having won their way through the Provincial Championship on route to securing the Canadian Little League Softball Championship.

Since 2004 in 32 round robin games, Canada has never achieved a victory. 2013 proved to be an altogether different affair with Canada defeating the powerhouse USA West team from Tuscon, Arizona, who would suffer that one and only loss to Canada as they cruised on to become World Series Champions.

Canada quickly became the talk of the tournament for their well-schooled field play, and causing a major upset over USA West as they won two of five games as well as  the manner in which they represented their country off the field.  It was an experience of a lifetime for the 11 girls in the tight knit unit that boasts five first year players, who hope to return to Alpenrose Stadium next year to attend to unfinished business.

Submitted by

Oliver Katz