The South East Sun Devils were on the wrong side of a walk-off in Tuesday's U17 A softball semifinal, but they have two big weekends of ball fast approaching.

A three-run triple in the bottom of the eighth inning gave the Lumsden Cubs a 16-13 walk-off win over the Sun Devils in the single-game semifinal in Regina.

That spelled the end of the Sun Devil's season. But the next two weekends are chock full of action.

The team is hosting the U17 Energy City Exposure Showcase in Estevan beginning Friday. It is a five-team tournament geared toward giving athletes exposure to postsecondary schools in Canada and the United States.

The Sun Devils will be joined by the Moose Jaw Ice, Saskatoon Raiders, Melfort Spirit, and Lumsden.

"We've reached out to a whole bunch of coaches that coach at universities and the college level up in Saskatchewan here into Alberta and down the line over to the United States," said Morgan Walter, who coaches with the Sun Devils. "We've reached out to over probably 10 states of schools to come up and try to recruit some players. It's going to be a big event."

Players will show off their skills for coaches during testing Friday night, and get a chance to take part in question-and-answer sessions to learn more about some schools.

Walter said the weekend will also be instrumental in preparing for provincials the following weekend.

"I think we'll have our hands full in terms of the competition. There's a lot of great teams that are coming down. But this will give us a really good opportunity to try to learn to beat teams inside and out for next weekend, because ultimately that's when it matters with provincials coming up."

Provincials are July 22-24 in Regina.

From Tuesday's semifinal, Raegan Walter and Hadley Gerle each tallied three hits for the Sun Devils. Walter had a single, double, and the game's only home run, driving in four runs.

Morgan Walter said it was a "great game" and "as much as it was heartbreaking to lose, it was the perfect way to claim third place in the league."