DGSA ready for Provin­cials

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Provin­cials are to be held on July 7, 8, 9 with the last of the home games for the sea­son on Mon­day, June 26.

“There will al­ways be ac­tion on the di­a­monds for prac­tic­ing five days a week,” said Kent Jensen, DGSA board pres­i­dent.

Jensen is proud of the progress the girls have made over the sea­son.

“All of these girls have done a won­der­ful job. There was a lot of them who had never played be­fore and they’ve all picked up on it real quick,” said Jensen.

The U16 team played in Stet­tler and won first in the con­so­la­tion side of the tour­na­ment from June 16 to 18 and are now headed to Le­duc for provin­cials af­ter a few more games.

“I haven’t seen all the scores but I think they’ve been do­ing re­ally well,” said Jensen.

The U14 teams are now join­ing into one as ev­ery­one has busy sched­ules and the same goes for the U12’s. With that be­ing said, the U14’s are headed to Le­duc for their pro­vin­cial tour­na­ment and the U12’s are in Stet­tler.

Soft­ball Al­berta has made an ex­ec­u­tive de­ci­sion to al­low all teams to par­tic­i­pate in Provin­cials this year to open up new venues for host­ing pur­poses.

“That was Soft­ball Al­berta’s thing this year - to find hosts big enough to han­dle all the teams that en­tered so we wouldn’t have to play downs,” said Jensen. “They wanted ev­ery­body to go to provin­cials.” Each team has to prove they can en­ter their spe­cific divi- sion of provin­cials with score sheets which are sent to Soft­ball Al­berta to be ap­proved be­fore­hand.

Soft­ball Al­berta has now changed the sys­tem so no one team will be the clear win­ner, ul­ti­mately al­low­ing ev­ery­one to play in their spe­cific level for fair com­pe­ti­tion.

“Be­fore you could have an A team in the D divi­sion and clean house and then keep do­ing it – Now you have to prove you are play­ing where you’re play­ing,” said Jensen.

“It makes it a lot eas­ier on ev­ery­body in the long run.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on pro­vin­cial sched­ules and lo­ca­tions, it can be found at: http://www.soft­bal­lal­berta.ca/ Cham­pi­onships/ cham­pi­onships-provin­cials.asp

The Drumheller Girls Soft­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (DGSA) is pre­par­ing for Provin­cials over the next week.

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