Competition Exteriors Dynamite and White House Mortgage Gators swept their Vernon Ladies Slo-Pitch League doubleheaders at Kin Race Track.
The Dynamite said goodbye to veteran pitcher Betty Reid (leaving for work up north) in the nightcap with a 16-4 win over Delaney Properties Ltd. Tenacity.
Reid pitched her final game, holding Tenacity to four runs with a stellar outing on the mound.
Sandi Yochim was 4-for-4 with two RBIs, Korri Vandale added four hits with a run driven in, Tori Reid had four hits and Tamara Milford was 3-for-4 with two ribbies to lead the Dynamite offence. Chelsey Adams (1 RBI), Linda Castonguay (2 RBIs), Kristi Spelay (2 RBIS), Sheena Haines, Vanessa Hiebert and Greg Barry all went 3-for-4 and driving in five runs combined.
In their opener, the Dynamite stopped the Ice Cold Pitches winning streak at two with a nail-biting 14-13 win in a game called after six innings due to time restriction.
Haines was strong on the mound and went 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored the winning run on an off-field hit down the first base line by Shelly Ouellette, who went 3-for-4. Tori Reid went 4-for-4 at the plate, Castonguay went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Meghan Smith went 3-for-3.
“Was a nail biter, with Ice Cold holding the lead until the fourth inning,” said Ouellette. “Our ladies came up strong in the fourth and fifith innings to make it a tight game. The whole team came together tonight to give us two wins to hold second place in the league.”
The pitches were led by Shaina McGiverin, who was 3-for-4 with a three-run out of the park home run. Other Pitches strong at the plate, all with 3-for-4 were Lindsay Anderson (who made a great stretch catch at first base), Tracy Solmes, Taryn Robertson, Vanessa Bostock, Lindsay Horton, and Stephanie Worthington-White was 2-for-3.
In the nightcap, the Pitches fell 20-10 to the unbeaten Gators. The bats were slow to start but a six-run inning in the fifth was too little too late. McGiverin was again hot on the bats, going 2-for-3 with an out-of-the-park grand slam. Katie Yavis, Laura Hopkins, and Olivia Trepanier were all perfect at the pate while Bostock was 2-for-3 with amazing diving catches in the field.
The unstoppable Sarah McDonnell went 4-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBIs to pace the Gators, the silent Courtney Dye quietly went 3-for-4 with three runs driven in. Rookie Renee Wohl was 3-for-4 with an RBI, Courtney Kenzie drove in three runs with three hits while Tracey Cameron and Tiffany Disher combined for four hits and each drove in two runs.
The Gators mercied Tenacity 15-5 in five innings.
Dye was flawless, going 4-for-4 with three ribbies, Disher was 3-for-3 with a pair of runs knocked in, Jennifer Doyle was also 3-for-3. Wohl went 3-for-4, McDonnell was 2-for-3 with two RBIs while Brandy and Kate both went 2-for-3 with one RBI each.
“Everyone came out with positive vibes and in turn, bats were on fire and defence was tight,” said Wohl. “Solid set of games with a great team effort by everyone.”
The Gators (5-0-1) have a three-point lead on the Dynamite (4-2-0) atop the league standings. The Pitches are third at 2-4, four points back of the Nitros, while Tenacity (0-5-1) still looks for its first win of the year.