The White House Mortgage Gators bowed 10-2 to Fusion in the B final of the SPN Slo-Pitch Qualifier last Sunday at Mission Fields in Kelowna.
Playing their fourth game of the day, the Gators got excellent pitching by Belinda Marks. Michelle Embleton went 3-for-4 and Brandie Hunter was 3-for-3.
The Gators advanced to the final by rallying past the Razz 11-10 in the semis earlier Sunday.
Embleton and Taryn Robertson each smacked a couple hits, while Marks held the mound, helping the Gators overcome a 10-6 deficit going into the bottom of the seventh inning.
Kelli Graham started the rally with a single and scored off an Embleton double. Aundra Johnston, Jacquie Anderson, Brandie Hunter and Tiffany Disher each hit singles to tie the game 10-10. Taryn Robertson hit a beauty single to bring Hunter around from second base for the winning run.
In round-robin play, the Gators opened with a 15-1 loss to KTOWN Kleenup, but rebounded by slamming Skyline 9-2, led by two hits apiece from Binny Marks and Hunter.
In playoff action, the White House crew got 2-for-3 at-bats from Jacquie Anderson, Jenn Thatcher and Danielle Saddleman to stop the Squeeze 10-7.
Andrea Smith, Embleton and Jenny Gartner all went 2-for-3 in a 12-3 win over Razz.
Smith supplied three hits, and Johnston, Thatcher and Cortnay Solmes each cracked two, as the Gators fell 13-4 to Fusion to end the playoff round.
Meanwhile, the Ted Luszcz Bulldozing Dozers mucked their way to a 23-11 mercy win over the Devils on a soggy Wednesday night at DND Fields.
The teams now share top spot in the Vernon Women’s Slo-Pitch League standings at 6-2.
The dozers came out batting and got six runs in the first inning. The Devils replied with six of their own, but the Dozers took the lead again in the second and never looked back.
Third baseman Rebecca Warnes led the Dozer offence, going 4-for-4 with a triple, home run and six ribbies. Tara Young also went 4-for-4 with four RBI, Courtney Bissell was 3-for-5 with a double, home run and eight RBI, Tanis Ricketts went 3-for-4, and Traci Kenney and pitcher Sherry Kineshanko each had two hits.