Loggers earn qualifying spot for ISC World Tournament

The men's fastball team went 4-2 at the Kelowna May Days Canada West Qualifier

The Sooke Loggers will be heading to the International Softball Congress World Tournament in Midland, Michigan on August 10-18 .

The men’s fastball team went 4-2 in the Kelowna May Days Canada West Qualifier, which landed them a spot for the ISC Tournament.

The Loggers had a fast start in the tournament, earning a victory over the Poco Angels 11-0 in game one.

“Rich Haldane pitched a five inning perfect game,” said Len Banner, field manager, via email. “Every starter had at least one hit with a home run off the bat of Brian Banner.”

Game two was met with equal success with the Loggers defeating the Abbotsford Yard Dogs 6-2.

The winning streak continued after the Loggers triumphed over the Kelowna Andres 13-6.

“We hit the ball well in the game but struggled at times with our defence,” Banner said.

The impressive showing at the interior B.C. tournament was hampered after the Loggers were “pounded” by the Vancouver Giants 8-0.

Banner said the Loggers only managed one hit during the entire game.

Despite the loss, the Loggers charged onward and left game one of the sudden death playoffs with a 10-0 win in five innings over the Kelowna Andres.

But in the finals, the Vancouver Giants defeated the Loggers a second time, with a win of 8-3.

According to Banner, the Loggers out hit the Giants in the game, but committed too many errors to come out on top.

Coming out second in the tournament, the Loggers earned a place at the ISC tournament.

Before challenging teams from around the world at the ISC tournament, the team will be heading out to  Santa Barbara for the West Tournament on June 2-3 .

 

 

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