The Westside Outlaws U12 girls softball team won the gold medal in the B Division at the regional jamboree held in Sicamous last weekend.
On top of the gold medal, the team won the overall skills competition beating out the seven other girls teams and three boys teams to take the skills first place trophy.
The girls team comprised of a split of six Peachland girls and girls girls from the Westside, went four wins and two losses over the weekend to capture the gold medal.
The team played a round robin comprised of four games starting on Friday night where the girls opened up against Summerland with a win. The next game was against a strong team from Barriere, where the girls suffered their first loss. They went on to play the host team Sicamous and suffered their second loss in a tough battle.
The fourth game was against the Kamloops representative, where the Westside team won by one run in a well played game. After going two to two through the round robin, the Westside team went into a single game elimination on the final day of the tournament.
The local girls started off the playoff round against Vernon, where they went to work and took it to the Vernon team beating them quite handily. This put our team into the gold medal game, a goal the girls set at the beginning of the season.
The gold medal match was against the team from Kamloops, a team that the girls had beat the day before by one run. The game was played at a great level by both teams going back and forth.
The Westside Outlaws made some of the most incredible plays by a team of U12 kids that you had to be there to believe. The defense and hustle by the Westside team could not be matched by Kamloops and the game was ended under the mercy rule, giving the Westside team the gold medal.
The team was led by incredible pitching by Sydney and Kayla and Naomi. Kersty led the team with her solid defense behind the plate. The infielders were led by Dakota and Teaghan playing outstanding defense all weekend long at shortstop and second base.
Coral and Mackenzie were the leaders in the hitting department all weekend and played solid defense at first and third base. The outfield was led by Paige and Cassidy, who combined for what was one of the plays of the tournament preventing a home run on a well hit ball that was perfectly relayed to home plate to prevent the run.
The team was led by the coaches all weekend, Doug Lawrence, Doug Allin and Nicole Lawrence, who were there every day all year long.
The Kids should be extremely proud.
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