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The Vernon Heat brushed back the Salmon Arm Acers 12-9 in Midget girls fastball play Thursday night at Grahame Park.

  • May. 13, 2012 11:00 a.m.

The Vernon Heat brushed back the Salmon Arm Acers 12-9 in Midget girls fastball play Thursday night at Grahame Park.

The Heat, sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion #25, with Dallyce Edwards pitching and Lexie Edwards catching, held Salmon Arm scoreless in the first inning after Allie Crandlemire tagged two runners out at third base.

Vernon opened their half of the inning with Dallyce Edwards cracking an RBI-double to right field to ignite the Heat attack. Lexie Edwards, Shelby Munk, Keara Crandlemire and Dallyce Edwards all scored.

Keara Crandlemire made a great pop fly catch at first base in the second inning, but Salmon Arm rallied for five runs.

The Heat stormed back with five runs as Dallyce Edwards stroked a grounder past shortstop for two RBI and runs came from Allie Crandlemire, Lexie Edwards, Munk, Megan Vadnais and Dallyce Edwards.

In the third inning, Munk took over on the hill and Allie Crandlemire went behind the plate. Shortstop Stefani Anderson caught a pop fly for the first out.

There was great run-down action between Anderson and Allie Crandlemire, resulting in Salmon Arms’s second out in the hot box between third and home.

Munk then recorded a strikeout, holding the Acers to just one run.

The Legion’s Samantha Cook smashed the ball to centre field for an RBI, injuring her ankle on the run to first base. Scoring runs for Vernon were Deidre Ferguson, Lexie Edwards and Allie Crandlemire.

In the fourth and final inning, Anderson caught a pop fly for the first out and Munk threw to Keara Crandlemire at first for the final out.