Pride '04 Provincial Champions
The Ridge Meadows Pride ’04 defeated the Fraser Valley Fusion ’04 10-3 July 17th in the final of the British Columbia U12A softball championships at the Albion Sports Complex.
Shianne Schill started the game off with a triple leading Pride ’04 to score the five-run maximum that inning. Schill later added two home runs while Cassidy Affeldt hit one.
“Shortstop Kylie Hendricks made a great catch while all four Pride pitchers were strong throughout.” said coach Sandy King.
The team played eight games in the provincials and went undefeated, Pride ’04 scored 89 runs in all and allowed only 15 against.
The pitching staff of Affeldt, Jesse Crocket, Jayme Perry and Riley Morrison dominated opposing hitters, striking out 46 while walking just 14 throughout the championships.
Rachel Boles, Gabby Fafard and Kyla Carlson were standouts behind the plate.
“Defensively, both the infielders and outfielders were dialed in.” King said.
The infield of Jesse Crockett, Fafard, Hendricks, Perry, Morrison and Schill performed exceptionally throughout the tournament.
Kylie Birnie, Chloe Follett and Reese McCambley were also solid in the outfield.
“McCambley’s diving catch in right field had the crowd going wild.”
Equally spectacular catches were made by Fafard and Morrison in the semi-final against the White Rock Renegades ’04.
The final game against the Fraser Valley Fusion ‘04 was intense however the girls of Pride ‘04 pulled together, worked hard and emerged victorious.
Helping King coach were Glen Follett, Rya Perry and Kira Quinnell.