The Sooke Blue Sox, now known as “the comeback kids,” as they not only won silver, but also advanced to the Provincial Championships in Coquitlam, which will take place on on July 3.
Funny how a positive attitude and perseverance can shine through. The U14C fastball girls started the season off as the rookie team with six brand-new players, but they fought hard against some very tough and experienced teams.
Among the Sox’ rival teams were Saanich Extreme, who, despite their ferociousness, managed to just scrape through with a score of 15-13 during their game in Sooke back in May. Tough game, but the Sox took it in stride, reminding everyone that they do have it in them to win.
This “no fear, all ambition” mantra worked well for the Sooke girls – at the end of the season, the Blue Sox finished seventh out of 10 teams. Not bad for any starting team who’s just getting a feel for the game tactics and mechanics.
Going into the District play-offs the Blue Sox put the season behind them and put their best foot forward.
Third game was tough, they were down 12-3 in what the spectators thought would have been the final game of the season, but the girls took to the bats in their final inning with fierce competition in their eyes, and brought in 11 runs to win the game and advance to the finals.
Congratulations goes to: Nyla Morton, Sydney Cumming, Brittney Homer, Ella Dennett, Olivia Cavanagh, Madison Melville, Lindsay Hornsby, Jayme Vivian, Chloe Berger, Hannah Berger, Alexa Wright and Brittany Vince.
Coaches Kevin Berger and Dee Vivian