Although it wasn't the result they had hoped for, the Southside Slammers Under 16 girls softball team put forward their best effort and came away with a victory in the consolation final. Going back a forth throughout the game, the Slammers would find themselves down one in extra innings and would go on to score two to take the 5-4 win. The girls finished the tournament with three wins and five losses against the best competition in the country. In 54 games this season the Slammers won 32 games, lost 21 and tied 1.
Day 4 Recap Saturday, August 12th
Southside Slammers (6-0) over the Calgary Kaizen
Southside Slammers (5-4) over the Manitoba Thunder
Day 3 Recap - Friday, August 11th
Winnipeg Lightning (10-3) over the Southside Slammers
Oakville Angels (8-1) over the Southside Slammers
Day 2 Recap - Thursday, August 10th
TC Titans (9-2) over the Southside Slammers - 11:00 am
White Rock Renegades (9-2) over the Southside Slammers - 3:00 pm
It was a tough day for the Slammers on Thursday. The girls dropped game one 9-2 to a very tough Titans team. In game two the Slammers had the game tied at 2-2 in the fourth before they would give up 7 runs shortly after and would fall 9-2 to the defending national champion White Rock Renegades. The Slammers will need to bounce back on Friday to stay in contention.
Day 1 Recap - Wednesday, August 9th
Victoria Devils (6-2) over the Southside Slammers
Southside Slammers (2-1) over the Red Deer Rage
Day one from Delta B.C. is in the books for the Southside Slammers.
In the first game against the Victoria Devils, Head Coach Trent Walter said nerves may have played a factor in the 6-2 loss with a few errors leading to four runs. In game two the Slammers would shake off those nerves and play a tremendous game of defense beating the Red Deer Rage 2-1. The Slammer will look to carry that momentum into day two.
The Southside Slammers U-16 girls softball team starts their quest to become national champions on Wednesday afternoon in Delta, B.C.
After a tremendous inaugural season that saw the girls win two of four tournaments and come close to winning the Regina league, the team is excited to get things underway.
"It was a great first season for us and its gone extremely well," explained Head Coach Trent Walter. "Its going to be difficult at nationals and there will definitely be some challenges."
"At a national event there's no doubt it's going to be a high level of competition and I think we can compete. Hopefully we can push some games and get in at the end of the day. When its all said and done, the girls are going to compete well and have a good experience."
"They truly are a team, its been an exciting year for us and they've come together really well."