Brandon’s U16 Heat crowned provincial champions

Photo: Submitted Left to Right Back Row - Ryan DeGroot, Kassidy Loewen, Coach Ben Pilling, Coach Braden Pilling, Ella Werbiski, Kailyn Lang. Kneeling - Payton Daciuk, Erin Remillard, Taylor Bell, Delaney Houlihan, Breanne Bradshaw, Front - Emily Malchuk, Allie Pilling

This past weekend Brandon’s own U16 Heat Softball ball team dug their cleats into the dirt in Winnipeg for the 2020 Provincial B Softball Championship. After completing their four game stretch on Saturday our young ladies dominated round robin play and finished the day undefeated.

The successful 4 and 0 record on the field provided the team with a well earned spot in the semifinals facing Winkler. The first few innings kept everyone on the edge of their seats exchanging runs evenly. Brandon’s efforts earned them a close 6-5 win, advancing them to the goal medal game.

Sunday afternoon we witnessed our Brandon Softball athletes share the Championship field with Hamiota. Determined to earn their gold medal Brandon was able to secure a big lead after the first inning and maintain their lead for the duration of the game. The successful team effort and willingness to compete for every run ended in a 8-5 win, capping off their Championship run undefeated and a well earned gold medal!