Ponoka fast-pitch highlights

The Ponoka Mites traveled to Sylvan Lake.

  • Jun. 11, 2014 12:00 p.m.

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The Ponoka Mites traveled to Sylvan Lake. The girls have been having fun and they are loving the game and it shows with their continued improvement. Chloe Smith and Brooklyn Fredrickson have upped their play and the extra work that they put in is really showing on the diamond.

The Crushers lost to Lacombe Matrix 16-7, but many highlights made for an exciting game. The Crushers had amazing hits from Cheyenne Avery, Tayli Yellowbird, Alexis Lavertu and a grand slam from Madison Arbeau.

The Bandits rolled out another win 18-14 against Sylvan Lake: Six home runs lead the charge with one homer coming from strong closing pitcher Vanessa Henderson. With their offensive strength, the Bandits worked on infield defense plays that their age group normally don’t try. Catcher Camryn Willier routinely throws pick off plays to all three bases with runners on board. These unique plays will pay off strongly when the team travels to Okotoks on June 14.

Coach Sarah Willier tells the girls “You learn from mistakes, so don’t be afraid to make them”.