By Ron MacMillan
For the News
Ponoka Panthers fastball club, midget C girls, hosted a 10 team provincial championship, which took place on July 18 to 20. After a total of 24 games, Sedgewick Snipers came out victorious in the gold medal game versus the Calgary Southfour Thunder. Provost Shooters won the bronze medal game over Calgary West Valley Whiplash.
The Panthers completed the round robin play with a record of 2 – 2, which placed them third in their pool but not good enough to advance to the playoff round.
Ponoka started the weekend of competition with a 7 – 4 loss to Calgary Southfour in a close game, which the Panthers led for most of the game, but were unable to hold the lead in the final innings.
In their second game, Ponoka lacked offence and were defeated 12 – 5 by the Provost Shooters.
After a disappointing first day, the Panthers regrouped for Saturday and their offence came alive with victories of 5-1 and 14-0 over Edmonton Crush/Fusion and Jarvie.
Final standings in the round robin were as follows: Pool A: Calgary Southfour Thunder 4-0, Provost Shooters 3-1, Ponoka Panthers 2-2, Edmonton Crush/Fusion 1-3 and Jarvie 0-4. In Pool B the final standings were: Sedgewick Snipers 3-1, Calgary West Valley Whiplash 3-1, Lacombe Mudhens 2-2, Edmonton Wellington Royals 2-2 and Marwayne Mets 0-4. In the semi final games, Sedgewick defeated Provost 9-0, and Calgary Southfour defeated Calgary West Valley 5-4.