Vernon Chili Peppers pocket pair of U14 wins

The Vernon Chilli Peppers went 2-3 in the District Under 14 Girls Fastball playdowns last weekend in Cawston.

The Vernon Chilli Peppers went 2-3 in the District Under 14 Girls Fastball playdowns last weekend in Cawston.

Coached by Blair Campbell and Arnie Head, the Peppers fell 15-1 to the Penticton Power in their Saturday morning opener. Game MVP was Samantha Head.

Vernon rebounded to stop the Summerland Steelers 16-3 with shortsop Abby Williamson earning MVP with some dynamic defence and a home run and double on offence. Williamson assisted on all three outs in the third inning.

Head ripped a three-run triple in the second to bring in Kalen Webster, Alana Baker and Morgan Gore.

Laureen Hornell doubled to start off the third and moved to third on a single by Lindsay Crandlemire. Brittany Jensen then doubled in both runners. Jillian Pipke also scored in the inning.

Serenity LeBoe, Head and Hornell scored in the fourth before the game was called due to run differential. Ellen Campbell and Jensen handled the pitching.

Vernon lassoed the Westside Outlaws 18-6 Sunday morning with Campbell striking out five batters to pocket MVP. Crandlemire also took the mound and fanned a pair.

Webster scored the first run, while LeBoe, Gore, Pipke, Jensen and Baker kept an early rally going with hits.

Sicamous then shut down the Peppers 15-0 with Crandlemire collecting MVP.

Vernon bowed 16-3 to the Cawston Coyotes in Sunday’s semifinal.

Campbell scored twice and Williamson once for the Peppers, whose MVP was Hornell. Campbell tagged a runner trying to swipe home in the fourth.

The Vernon Legion Angels, gained a tie and suffered three losses at the Under 19 playdowns at Dale Meadows Park in Summerland.

The Angels bowed 10-5 to Summerland with Dallyce Edwards and Shelby Munk sharing the pitching and Allie Crandlemire catching.

Kelowna then shut down the Angels 7-0, but Vernon bounced back and tied Enderby 8-8 before losing 11-5 to Kelowna.

Munk was hot on the mound with lots of strikeouts, while Dallyce Edwards switched to shortstop after the first game and let nothing past her.

Allie Crandlemire sparkled beind the plate, Rhianne Busslinger caught numerous balls in centre field and knocked some runs in along with Lexie Edwards, Keara Crandlemire and Dayna Hanley. Stefani Anderson saw some great rundown action with Allie Crandlemire for an out at home, while Daina Bader made a marvellous catch in left field.