Calgary Kaizen pitcher Anastasia Morrison throws against the Edmonton Warriors.
And then there were six.
The White Rock Renegades 1999, White Rock Renegades 2000 and Waterloo Ghost Midget Gold will contend for the U18 Women’s Canadian Fast Pitch Championship at Lloydminster’s Legion Ball Park on Sunday. The Mississauga S.W. Hurricanes, Quebec Rebelles and Richmond Islanders 2000 will play for the Confederation Cup.
The Renegades 1999, which captured a silver medal at the 2016 national championships, earned a berth into the gold medal game where they will face the winner of the semifinal match between the Renegades 2000 and Ghost Midget Gold. The Richmond Islanders 2000 will meet the winner of the Waterloo Ghost Midget Gold and Quebec Rebelles in the Confederation Cup title game.
The Calgary Adrenaline began play under cool and rainy conditions by eliminating the Regina Kaos from the competition with an 8-1 score. The Brampton Blazers Gold U18 beat their provincial rival Guelph Gators 12-5 at about the same time to knock the Gators out of play.
The Rebelles provided a bit of revenge for the Gators by taking out the Blazers Gold U18 8-1 in the next match. The Calgary Kaizen then surprised the Winnipeg Lightning 6-3 in the opening placement game to earn their first win of the tournament before outlasting the Edmonton Warriors, which beat the Prince Albert Aces 4-1 in a lengthy rain-delayed game earlier on Saturday, for a 12-11 win in 10 innings.
The Ghost Midget Gold earned a 10-1 win over the Saskatoon Selects in the rain on Saturday morning before dispatching the U18 Victoria Devils 1-0 in hot and sunny conditions that afternoon. The Devils beat the Smitty’s Terminators 5-4 right before taking on the Ghost Midget Gold.
The host Lloydminster Liners fell to the Adrenaline 11-3 in the featured match under the lights at the Legion Ball Park’s Mike Lamb Field.
The Adrenaline then suffered a walk-off 5-4 loss to the Rebelles. The Islanders finished off the day’s action by doubling up the Hurricanes 6-3.
The Hurricanes and Rebelles game is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on Sunday with the match between the Renegades 2000 and Ghost Midget Gold beginning an hour later. The Confederation Cup final will start at 1 p.m. followed by the U18 Women’s Canadian Fast Pitch Championships gold medal game at 3:30 p.m. All the games will be played at Legion Ball Park.