PWSA Saugeen Shores Sting Girls teams keep bringing home the medals

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Coaches Marla Barfoot & Trish Preston

U11 PWSA Saugeen Shores Sting win gold

The Beachin’ U11 PWSA Saugeen Shores Sting travelled to Halton Hills to compete in the May Classic Tournament for their first tournament of the season.


Sting pre-game huddle – for larger view, Click On Image

The first game saw them facing the Guelph Gators on Friday afternoon. The Sting came out hot, scoring eight runs in the first two innings, with another five runs in the 4th, defeating the Gators 13-6. Charlotte Fitzsimmons, Avery Sachs and Alison Thede all had multiple hits in the game, with Marisa Barfoot, Layla Zdunich, and Camilla Cameron all with singles. Marisa Barfoot started on the mound with two shutout innings and striking out three batters. Avery Sachs came in and had six strikeouts in her two innings pitched.

The Sting were back on the field Saturday morning facing the Mississauga Majors. Julia Foster had a double and Avery Sachs belted a triple in the first inning to get the Sting rolling, scoring five runs in the first two innings. The 4th inning saw the String score another five runs with Reese Martindale hitting a double, and Camilla Cameron and Julia Foster with singles. Avery Sachs started the game on the mound pitching two innings, striking out five and allowing only one run. Addison Kuntz came in for the third inning, shutting the Majors down. Aadi Kidd took over on the mound in the 4th inning striking out three batters and allowing twp runs. Mississauga rallied in the 5th to bring the score within three. With the tying run at the plate, Marisa Barfoot took to the mound in relief to shut down the Gators by striking out the two batters she faced. The Sting came out on top 10-7.

The Cambridge Coyotes were next up vs the Sting. Marisa Barfoot started the game on the mound for the Sting, going two innings, allowing one run on four hits and striking out five. Addison Kuntz came in for the next two innings allowing three runs and striking out four batters. The Sting were down 4-2 after three innings. The Sting got their bats going in the 4th, going on to win 7-4. The Sting had 10 hits in the game with Marisa Barfoot and Avery Sachs having multiple hits. Julia Foster, Charlotte Fitzsimmons, Lundyn Carr, Aadi Kidd, and Camilla Cameron all had singles in the game. Avery Sachs came in to finish the game, shutting down the Coyotes in the final two innings.

The final game of the day was against the Milton Bats. The Sting found themselves down early and couldn’t come back from a six-run deficit. The Sting finally got their offence going in the 5th with Lundyn Carr and Lexi Gruberbauer getting RBI singles, but the Sting fell 6-2 to some solid pitching from the Milton Bats. Aadi Kidd started the game for the Sting, allowing one run and striking out three. Avery Sachs came in to pitch two innings allowing three runs and striking out five. Marisa Barfoot closed out the game allowing two runs in the final inning and striking out three.

The Sting finished their round-robin play on Sunday morning, facing the hosts Halton Hawks. The Sting never looked back in a 14-2 win. Marisa Barfoot, Avery Sachs, and Lexi Gruberbauer combined for NINE strike outs on the mound for the Sting. Addison Kuntz led the way on offence with three hits and four RBIs.

With a 4-1 record in the round-robin, the Sting finished second in their pool, taking them to the semi-final game against the Guelph Gators in a rematch of the first game of the tournament. Guelph came out to an early 6-2 lead after two innings before the Sting answered back with five runs in the 3rd putting them in the lead 7-6. The offence was led by a bases loaded double by Aadi Kidd. With the game tied in the bottom of the 5th, the Sting had a walk-off win when Avery Sachs singled to cash in the winning run with an 8-7 final. Aadi Kidd, Avery Sachs, and Marisa Barfoot shared the mound for the Sting striking out eight.

This win took the girls to the gold medal game against the Milton Bats. The Sting were out for redemption.

Aadi Kidd pitched the first two innings allowing only one run, a solo home-run in the first. Avery Sachs took the mound in the 3rd. The Milton Bats scored three runs putting them up 4-0. The Sting fired up their offence in the 4th and slowly clawed their way back into the game. Reese Martindale started it off with a double. Addison Kuntz also had a double, Avery Sachs tripled, and Marisa Barfoot had a single to lead the offence. Lexi Gruberbauer added to the comeback in the 5th with a triple, followed by a single from Aadi Kidd. Layla Zdunich had a ground out RBI to put the Sting on top 5-4. A home-run from Charlotte Fitzsimmons and singles from Camilla Cameron and Marisa Barfoot led the charge in the 6th and put the Sting up 8-4. Marisa Barfoot took over on the mound and shut down the Milton Bats in the final three innings, allowing only one hit and striking out four, securing an 8-4 win and GOLD medal for the Sting!

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This weekend was filled with great pitching, huge hits and amazing fielding (the girls made three double plays)! The coaches are exceptionally proud of the progress that has been made in such a short amount of time and we look forward to seeing what else this amazing group of ball players can do this season. Come check out the team in action at the Lamont’s Sport Park next weekend, as we host the Battle at the Beach, June 2nd-4th.