U14 Bandits take out Sylvan Lake in nine innings

Players with the U14 Bandits girls’ fastball team had a strong performance against Sylvan Lake Thursday, May 21.

Camryn Willier

Camryn Willier

Players with the U14 Bandits girls’ fastball team had a strong performance against Sylvan Lake Thursday, May 21.

The Bandits defeated Sylvan Lake 18-7 playing to their strengths, said coach Lucas Willier.

“Our pitchers threw the ball over the plate and the fielders played strong defense when the ball was hit,” said Willier.

The Bandits’ pitchers did particularly well getting the ball over the plate forcing Sylvan Lake to take a swing, he added. “We are lucky to have four girls that can throw with accuracy.”

Willier had players coach each other on bases, which he feels created a positive team atmosphere during the game.

“I was ready for anything but they surprised me on how much they know about the game and base running situation,” explained Willier.

59ers win in Stettler

The 59ers U12 team had a close win away against Stettler Wednesday, May 20.

They won 15-12 with four girls earning two runs each that game: Tayli Yellowbord, Olivia Willier, Brooklyn Fredrickson and Morgan Hutchison.

“Ponoka 59ers already have a reputation in the league to be strong competitors and it’s so easy to play a game when you’re having fun,” said Willier.