The Twin City Angels U19A team have recently returned home from attending the 2019 U19 Women’s Canadian Softball Championships held in Kitchener, Ontario. The tournament consisted of an 8-game round robin play.
The Angels lost both their games on Day 1 losing to Ontario Brampton Blazers and the BC White Rock Renegades in a low-scoring game. Day 2 saw the team lose their 3rd game to Ontario Oakville Angels and win their next game against Alberta Sherwood Park Storm. Day 3’s first game was an exciting game against the Host team Waterloo Ghosts. With teams tied going into the bottom of the 7th inning, TCA’s Danielle Bertoncini’s ‘walk-off picture-perfect ending homerun’ gave the girls the victory. Later in the day the team defeated the PEI Eastern Braves despite an early 4-run inning by the opposing team. Day 4 the Angels defeated the Manitoba Thunder and lost to the Lloydminster Liners in the evening game. This concluded round robin play with the team having a 4-4 record.
The Angels placed 10th out of 20 teams in the round robin competition, giving them the opportunity to participate in the Championship Round. The team’s opposition for their first game was the Ontario4 BT Warriors and the girls were successful in winning this game. Moving on to the next game, TCA played Ontario2 Toronto Fastpitch Club. The girls lost this game which then eliminated the team from further competition.
The team’s final ranking was 7th after completion of the Championship Round. They had a great run and achieved the highest ranking for a TCA team at a National competition.
Softball Canada also selected an All-Star Team based on individual player performances during the round robin competition. TCA were represented on this team by:
All Star Infielder – Payton Allan, All Star Outfielder – Sydney Rowley and All Star Top Batter – Payton Allan.
The team would like to express their sincere THANK YOU to everyone for their support during the year, to those who came out to the Provincials held in Warman to cheer them on to victory and to ALL who assisted in helping make their trip to Nationals such a memorable one including their families, sponsors and fans. Without this support, our journey wouldn’t have been possible. THANK YOU!!