Victoria’s Little League Softball World Series all-girl team had a Sooke presence, with Kylie Katz playing for the Hampton Little League, #11.
On Monday, August 11, Team Canada was 2 wins, two losses after the round-robin portion of the world series. They lost their opening game to the US East team 3-0, and then lost 8-1 to the US South West. They followed that with a strong performance over the Philippines 11-1 before beating the US West region team 8-1. In the fifth game against Oregon, Team Canada had a resounding 9-1 win.
Kylie, one of the team’s pitchers, led batting with most hits and a .545 per cent batting parentage with an on-base percentage of .600 per cent.
The Little League Softball World Series Facebook fan page posted the final Canadian standing:
“The girls won their last three games and finished 5th overall. An amazing accomplishment. The entire country is very proud of your efforts.”
With notes from Oliver Katz