Ponoka U14 girls’ fastball team lost a challenging battle against their Lacombe opponents on Tuesday, June 9, 11-9.
“They pretty much got the lead early,” said coach Lucas Willier, referring to the Lacombe team.
While the Ponoka U14 girls are generally a strong team when it comes to running and stealing bases, the athletes simply were not having their best game, says Willier.
“We just couldn’t get enough runs in the end to come back,” he explained.
Willier says Lacombe had strong pitching that tripped up Ponoka a bit. By the time the team got two girls on base, the third girl to strike out would put them back in the field.
Ponoka was able to get three home runs during the game; they just did not add any extra runs to the score. “We were hitting really well,” said Willier.
“It was all single home runs. We didn’t cash in when we had the girls on base,” he added.
The U12 girls, also coached by Willier, were scheduled to play a home game agaisnt Lacombe on Thursday, June 11 but a spring storm cancelled the game.
Ponoka’s minor baseball teams played multiple games last week, which led to some tough challenges for the teams.
On Tuesday, June 9 the Peewee team lost to Bentley 1, 25-9 in a home game.
The Mosquitoes also lost their Tuesday home game to Sylvan Lake A, 9-1.