Local baseball players represent Alberta at summer tournaments

By CHAT News Today
August 23, 2017 - 10:35am

MEDICINE HAT, AB — Three local baseball players are coming home with medals following summer baseball tournaments.

Kaitlyn Ross, from Redcliff, is returning with a silver medal after competing with the U-16 Team Alberta at the Baseball Canada’s Girls Invitational Championships in Vaughan, Ontario from Aug 17-20.

Team Alberta went 3-1 in round robin play, and were defeated 4-1 by Team Quebec in the championship game.

Ross, who is listed as catcher on the tournament’s website, batted .333 and finished the tournament with 10 RBIs to lead Team Alberta. She also scored seven runs through the tournament.

Ross pitched one game during round robin play, earning an 11-0 win against Ontario. During the game, she allowed just two hits, no walks and struck out seven batters.

The Western Canadian Peewee Girls Championships also wrapped up last week in Kamloops.

Andie Suhai and Libby Bourassa were members of the Team Alberta U-14 team at the tournament. The team went 2-1 in round-robin play, earning the spot in the championship round after two straight wins on Saturday.

Alberta beat Manitoba by a score of 8-7, with Bourassa earning MVP honours during the game. Bourassa pitched five and one-third innings in relief, allowing one run, one walk, four hits, and striking out four batters.

In the second round robin game, Alberta defeated Saskatchewan 20-10, with Suhai earning the MVP award for the game. She went three for four at the plate, scoring three runs, and also pitched two innings in relief to preserve the win.

Alberta was in a three-way tie for first place following round robin play, where they earned a spot based on runs for and against.

Alberta was shut out by British Columbia 11-0 in the Championship game.

Heller, Miller occupy first seed head into Medicine Hat Open