Bulldogs sweep hometown tournament
CBN Under-14 girls peewee team earned the gold in Upper Island Cove
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.
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.