Bull­dogs sweep home­town tour­na­ment

CBN Un­der-14 girls pee­wee team earned the gold in Up­per Is­land Cove

The Compass - - SPORTS - BYMELISSA JENK­INS

It was a great week­end for a base­ball tour­na­ment in Up­per Is­land Cove Aug. 2 and 3, which saw the Con­cep­tion Bay North Bull­dogs sweep its com­pe­ti­tion on home turf.

The Pepsi Un­der-14 pee­wee fe­male teams were greeted with a large sign that read, “Play like girls” with pho­tos of some well-known fe­male base­ball play­ers on it.

The tour­na­ment brought in three other teams from the province, in­clud­ing the Pasadena Pi­rates, the Grand Falls-Wind­sor Braves and the St. John’s Cap­i­tals.

In the first day of the tour­na­ment, the Bull­dogs took on the Caps in the early af­ter­noon. The team earned 18 runs, while St. John’s scored 11.

Satur­day was a busy day for the Bull­dogs, play­ing two games. The first against Grand Falls-Wind­sor, de­feat­ing them by a score of 18-10.

The sec­ond game of the day saw 18 runs scored for the bull­dogs, and seven for the Pi­rates.

CBN faced off against the Caps in the fi­nal, with a close score of 16-13. The bull­dogs fin­ished first in the tour­na­ment, the Caps sec­ond, Braves were third, fol­lowed by Pasadena in fourth.

The bull­dogs took home two in­di­vid­u­als awards as well. Stephanie Crane earned the top pitcher award, while Sman­tha Pike was the top hit­ter.

Andrea Turner of St. John’s earned the Most Valu­able Player award, Claire Dwyer of Grand Falls-Wind­sor re­ceived the best de­fen­sive player, and Clair Butt of the Pi­rates was named the most spir­ited player of the tour­na­ment.

Three play­ers from the team will head to Sague­nay, Que. Aug. 21-25 for the na­tional Un­der-16 girls in­vi­ta­tional cham­pi­onships. Noelle Drover, Vic­to­ria Rear­don and Stephanie Crane wi l l take the field against Saskatchewan in the open­ing game of the tour­na­ment at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 21.

Photo by Melissa Jenk­ins/The Com­pass

Bull­dogs catcher Jenna Lee Ralph swipes a strike from a Pasadena player dur­ing the Pepsi Un­der-14 pee­wee fe­male at home in Up­per Is­land Cove.

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