The White Rock Renegades 1999 and 2000 teams won gold and silver, respectively, in the U18 Women’s Canadian Fast Pitch Championships that were held at Legion Ball Park.
The British Columbia-based White Rock Renegades 1999 are the U18 Women’s Canadian Fast Pitch champions.
The Renegades ‘99 beat their sister White Rock Renegades 2000 4-1 in the championship final at Lloydminster’s Legion Ball Park on Sunday afternoon. The gold medal win came one year after the Renegades ‘99 fell to the Renegades 1998 in the final at the 2016 U18 Canadian Fast Pitch Championships.
Renegades ‘99 pitcher Tori Peterson got her team off to a great start by forcing two of the four batters she faced in the first inning into easy groundouts. Peterson then hit a single that defected off Renegades ‘00 first baseman Kate Meredith’s glove and into right field allowing Kate Ferguson to cross home plate.
The Renegades ‘00 made a push to tie the game in the top of the second inning with runners on the corners only to hit two straight infield groundouts to end the inning. Two straight strikeouts by Renegades ‘00 pitcher Taylor De Adder followed by a come-backer from Tara Coble for the third out in the bottom of the second inning led to a pitching duel over the next two frames.
After the Renegades ‘99 recorded three straight outs in the top of the fifth inning, their bats came alive in the bottom. Third baseman Alex Ogg got things started with a hard hit back at De Adder that went off the pitcher’s glove allowing her to reach first base safely and bring home Megan Parno. Megan Smith then nailed a double to the left field fence to plate Ferguson and Ogg bringing the score to 4-0.
Renegades ‘00 right-fielder Mackenzie Quinn crushed a home run over the left field fence to start the sixth inning, but three straight outs including a Peterson strikeout of Danae Turko followed. De Adder kept her team in it during the bottom of the sixth inning by recording one strikeout and inducing two more groundouts.
A final chance to even the score in the top of the seventh inning came to no avail for the Renegades ‘00 as Jenna Aldus hit a come-backer to Peterson for the first out, Jordan Aisenstat flied out to right field and Eryn de Jonge batted a short hop to the pitcher for the final out.
The Richmond Islanders captured the Confederation Cup before the two Renegades clubs took the field. The Islanders shut out the Mississauga S.W. Hurricanes 7-0 in five innings for the win.