Friday, November 17, 2017
November 8, 2017
For Immediate Release
There will be another high calibre softball event held in Brandon in the summer of 2018.
Softball Manitoba has awarded the 2018 U19 ‘A’ Girls’ Championship to Brandon, with the event to be held July 19-22 at the Ashley Neufeld Softball Complex.
The U19 category was re-introduced by Softball Canada at their Annual General Meeting in November of 2016, replacing the U18 Division, and the 2018 season will mark its’ return to the playing field.
The Westman Magic, under the guidance of Coach Bev Neufeld, will be the host for the eight-team event.
In addition to a new (old) age group, the 2018 event will also feature the introduction of a four-day Provincial Championship by Softball Manitoba.
The eight-team Championship will include a full round-robin on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a playoff round to follow on Sunday.
This will guarantee that there will be a gold medal game on the final day.
In addition to determining the Provincial Champion, the Softball Manitoba U19 ‘A’ Girls’ Championship will determine the teams that will represent Manitoba at the Softball Canada U19 Championship in Surrey, British Columbia and the Western Canadian U19 Championship to be held in Saskatchewan.
The Softball Manitoba U19 ‘A’ Girls’ Championship will be co-hosted by the Westman Softball Association, the Ashley Neufeld Softball Complex Committee and the Westman Softball Umpires’ Association.
For more information, please contact:
Bev Neufeld Angie Eilers Bruce Luebke
Coach President Chair
Westman Magic U19 Westman Softball Association Host Committee
204-727-0756 (h) 204-761-1086 (Cell) 204-730-2142 (Cell)
Sunday, July 23, 2017
|%Smitty's, Central and Lightning will represent Manitoba at Softball Canada U14 Jamboree in Brampton, Ontario|
|*Thunder and Magic will represent Manitoba at U14 Westerns in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.|
|Central 12 MB Thunder 3|
|Westman 8 Eastman 0|
|Smitty's 9 MB Angels 0|
|Wpg Lightnings 5 Interlake 0|
|MB Thunder 12 Interlake 0|
|MB Angels 9 Eastman 7|
|Central 7 Smitty's 2|
|Wpg Lightning 2 Westman 1|
|*Central vs. Smitty's, 6 p.m.|
|* - tiebreaker game to decided 1st/2nd place|
|Smitty's 5 MB Thunder 4|
|MB Angels 4 Westman 1|
|Interlake 11 Eastman 7|
|Wpg Lightning 7 Central 2|
|Central 7 Westman 2|
|MB Thunder 7 MB Angels 6|
|Wpg Lightning 10 Eastman 3|
|Smitty's 8 Interlake 1|
|Smitty's 11 Wpg Lightning 6|
|MB Thunder 14 Eastman 1|
|Central 8 MB Angels 3|
|Westman 8 Interlake 7 (8 Innings)|
|Smitty's 10 Eastman 0|
|Wpg Lighting 2 MB Angels 0|
|Westman 6 MB Thunder 5 (8 Innings)|
|Central 13 Interlake 4|
|MB Thunder 4 Wpg Lightning 3|
|Smitty's 10 Westman 2|
|Interlake 11 MB Angels 4|
|Central 17 Eastman 0
Sunday’s Games Highlights
Central Energy 12 Manitoba Thunder 3
The Energy kept their gold medal hopes alive with a decisive victory over the Thunder. Anni Conrad had three singles and scored a pair of runs for the Energy while Zoey Pearce had four hits and three runs scored and Quinn McLaren added three hits and three runs.
Westman Magic 8 Eastman Wildcats 0
Cassie Crerear had two hits, a stolen base and two runs scored as the Magic evened their record and kept their medal hopes alive. Jasmine Horwood also scored a pair of runs for Westman.
Smitty’s Terminators 9 Manitoba Angels 0
Jayda Neiles, Rylee Konowalchuk and Annabeth Carlburg scored two runs apiece as the Terminators remained undefeated.
Winnipeg Lightning 5 Interlake Phillies 0
Samantha Bradbury had two hits and scored a run for the Lightning.
Manitoba Angels 9 Eastman Wildcats 7
The Angels ended their Provincial Championship in a winning note, scoring three runs in the 5th and 6th innings for the victory over winless Eastman. Maddy Wiebe and Denise Hammersley scored a pair of runs each for Manitoba.
Manitoba Thunder 12 Interlake Phillies 0
The Thunder scored in four of the five innings played to beat the Phillies. Dani Hawryluk scored three runs for the Thunder while Taha Bartel had three hits, including a triple.
Winnipeg Lightning 2 Westman Magic 1
The Lightning secured a medal with a tight victory in a game that took just over an hour to complete. The Lightning scored both of their runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to erase a 1-0 deficit. Kiera Magarall had an RBI single and scored the winning run on a wild-pitch for Lightning.
Lian Flett singled twice and scored the lone run for the Magic.
Central Energy 7 Smitty’s Terminators 2
A four-run 3rd inning powered the Energy to the victory and forced a playoff for the gold medal. Kyra Penner had two hits and scored a pair of runs for Central.