The Fraser Valley Fusion 03 team won silver at the Softball BC U14A provincial championships over the weekend at Langley’s Noel Booth Park. Submitted photo

Fusion take silver, bronze at U14 provincials

Fraser Valley girls claim two of three podium finishes at Langley’s Noel Booth Park

It was a pair of medals for two Fraser Valley teams over the weekend at the provincial championships.

The Fraser Valley Fusion 03 squad took silver while the Fusion 04 team turned a few heads en route to a bronze medal performance.

The Fusion were competing at the Softball BC U14A provincial championships, which were hosted by North Langley Softball at Langley’s Noel Booth Park.

“We had our sights set on gold, but are very pleased to have made the final and come away with the silver,” said Fusion 03 coach Sam Caskey.

“We are very pleased with the progress of our girls, especially since our team was a brand new group last season.”

After a strong round robin, the Fusion ran into a hot pitcher in the opening playoff game, losing 1-0 to the Vancouver Wildcats. But with a double-knockout format, Fraser Valley was still alive but had to win four straight games on Sunday just to make the gold-medal contest.

And the team did just that — cranking out 14 doubles along the way — before losing 6-2 to the Victoria Devils in the gold medal game.

Both Victoria and Fraser Valley will represent B.C. at the national championships in Brampton, Ont. beginning Aug. 15.

And based on this past weekend, a team to watch for next year’s national championships could be the Fusion 04 squad.

The Fusion 04 team was the highest finisher among the first-year teams and seven of their eight games came against 03 squads.

Both teams are made up of players from Langley, Surrey, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack.

 

The Fraser Valley Fusion 04 team won bronze at the Softball BC U14A provincial championships, the top finish among first-year teams. Submitted photo

Just Posted

Good things cooking at Barn Burner BBQ event this Sunday in Yarrow

Fifth annual event in Chilliwack raises funds for the Full Cupboard

Bail denied for alleged Chilliwack firearm thief convicted of similar crime in Alberta

Andrew Scott Charpentier charged with numerous offences after guns seized from Reece Avenue address

Figures reveal spike in highway traffic jams between Abbotsford and Langley

Nearly one in 20 westbound vehicles between Abbotsford and Langley clocked at under 60 km/h

Taser takedown in Chilliwack complex after incident gets violent

Male suspect became agitated under questioning and repeatedly punched an officer

Agassiz man pleads guilty in snake venom death of toddler

Plea comes more than five years after the incident in North Vancouver

VIDEO: Find Me My Furever Home – Moni at the Chilliwack SPCA

This week’s animal is Moni, an obedient 10-year-old Australian shepherd cross at the Chilliwack SPCA

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Two dead in two-vehicle crash between Revelstoke and Golden

RCMP are investigating the cause of the crash

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Alberta judge denies B.C.’s bid to block ‘Turn Off the Taps’ bill

He said the proper venue for the disagreement is Federal Court

Most Read