Heat torch Mustangs

The Vernon Heat grounded the Kelowna Mustangs 9-3 in Midget girls fastball action Tuesday night at Grahame Park.

The Vernon Royal Canadian Legion #25 Heat grounded the Kelowna Mustangs 9-3 in Midget girls fastball action Tuesday night at Grahame Park.

Tamara Dumont’s crew racked up five runs in the first inning behind the solid battery of pitcher Dallyce Edwards and catcher Mykaila Head, who along Stefani Anderson, Lexie Edwards, Shelby Munk and Keara Crandlemire scored. Kelowna had one run in their half of the first.

The Heat again held the Mustangs to a run in the second, while getting runs from Allie Crandlemire and Caitlin Rolke.

In the third, the Mustangs scored once, while Munk and Keara Crandlemire had Legion runs.

Vernon allowed no runs in the fourth and then declined their last bats.

The District Midget playoffs finish today at Grahame Park, with the finals slated for 2 p.m.

The Vernon U12 Sunshine Auto Body Panthers split their final two fastball games of the season, beating Enderby 12-8 and losing 12-2 to Sicamous.

Abby Williamson and Emma Lochead made sensational defensive plays to stop Enderby rallies. Ellen Campbell and Lindsay Crandlemire both had three hits for the Panthers in support of winning pitcher Alana Baker.

It was a different story as the Panther pitchers struggled and Sicamous hurlers threw their best stuff of the year. Campbell went 3-for-3 at the plate while Williamson chipped in with two hits.

In their last tournament in Vernon, the Panthers finished third losing to Surrey in the semis. They were also voted the most sportsmanlike team.

The Panthers are now prepping for the regional jamboree, July 6-8, in Sicamous.