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PEISAA 2018 Softball Championships

June 14, 2018 by  
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2018PEISAA SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Senior AA Women’s Colonel Gray High School Three Oaks Senior High School Westisle Composite High School
Intermediate AA Women’s  Queen Charlotte Intermediate  Stonepark Intermediate  M E Callaghan Intermediate Team 1

Colonel Gray

Queen Charlotte

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Front Row left to right: Madison Burke, Maddy Mossey, Camryn Donnelly, Madi Gallant, Sophia Jeffrey, Olivia Devine
Back Row left to right- Lindsay MacLeod(coach) Ella Condon, Monica Gollagher, Ella Hennessey, Jessica Murphy, Luaren Smith, Vanessa Keefe, Abby Smith, Stephen White(coach)

After defeating Stonepark in gold-medal game

SLEMON PARK – The Queen Charlotte Coyotes have repeated as P.E.I. School Athletic Association Intermediate AA Girls Softball League champions.

The Coyotes defeated the Stonepark Tigers 8-3 in the gold-medal game at Slemon Park on Tuesday afternoon.
Winning pitcher Abby Smith scattered six hits while striking out nine in the final. Darcie Kelly and Sydney Lawlor pitched for Stonepark.
Top batters for Queen Charlotte against Stonepark were Sophia Jeffrey (3-4) Maddi Gallant ( 2-3, home run) and Lauren Smith (2-4, home run).
For the Tigers, Lindsey Drover (2-3, triple) Zoe Stewart (2-3) and Darcie Kelly (1-2) led the way at the plate.

Semifinals
In the semifinals, Stonepark defeated M.E. Callaghan Team One 14-3, and Queen Charlotte defeated M.E. Callaghan Team Two by a 7-1 score.
M.E. Callaghan Team One defeated M.E. Callaghan Team Two 12-1 to capture the bronze medal.


Colonels win fourth straight PEISAA softball title

PEISAA Softball

Colonel Gray gets by Three Oaks in entertaining final

SLEMON PARK – The Colonel Gray Colonels are making up for lost time in the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior Girls Softball League.
“We went 46 years without winning it, and now we have won four in a row, which is kind of nice,” said Colonels head coach Gordie Cox after his team defeated the Three Oaks Axewomen 8-6 in an entertaining gold-medal game on Wednesday afternoon. “We kind of like winning it!”
In the semifinals earlier in the day, the Colonels doubled the Bluefield Bobcats 8-4 while the Axewomen got by the Westisle Wolverines 5-4. Westisle then topped Bluefield 5-2 to win the bronze medal.
“Everyone bought in and everybody got their shot,” said Cox, who added the 2018 edition of the Colonels featured the biggest team he has ever coached at Gray – 16 players. “It was really a great team that supported each other.
“This is one of the proudest moments I’ve ever had because you are managing such a big number.”

Haley Savidant, 8, of the Colonel Gray Colonels successfully steals second base during the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior Girls Softball League gold-medal game in Slemon Park on Wednesday afternoon. Tegan Corkum of the Three Oaks Axewomen applies the tag while umpire Richard Pettipas follows the play. The Colonels won the game 8-6.
Haley Savidant, 8, of the Colonel Gray Colonels successfully steals second base during the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior Girls Softball League gold-medal game in Slemon Park on Wednesday afternoon. Tegan Corkum of the Three Oaks Axewomen applies the tag while umpire Richard Pettipas follows the play. The Colonels won the game 8-6.

Early lead
The Axewomen came out on fire against the Colonels, building an early 5-1 lead. The Colonels, however, refused to panic and battled back to tie the game in the third inning, and scored single runs in the fourth, fifth and seventh frames. Three Oaks answered with a single run in the sixth.
“Our team stayed composed,” said Cox in addressing the early deficit. “We knew the runs were going to come, and we just had to stay in the game.
“It was one of the best finals I’ve seen. It could have went either way. At the end they had the bases loaded with one out, and were only down a couple of runs. It was a fantastic game.”
Winning pitcher Margaret Reynolds, who relieved starter Sydney Halliwell to start the fourth inning, escaped the seventh-inning jam to earn the win.
“Mo (Reynolds) did a great job coming in,” said Cox. “Those girls have pitched together their whole life, and it’s neat how they support each other.”

Colonel Gray Colonels pitcher Margaret Reynolds delivers a pitch while Kaelyn White, who plays third base, positions herself defensively. The action took place during the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior Girls Softball League gold-medal game against the Three Oaks Axewomen in Slemon Park on Wednesday afternoon. The Colonels won the game 8-6.
Colonel Gray Colonels pitcher Margaret Reynolds delivers a pitch while Kaelyn White, who plays third base, positions herself defensively. The action took place during the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior Girls Softball League gold-medal game against the Three Oaks Axewomen in Slemon Park on Wednesday afternoon. The Colonels won the game 8-6.

Top hitters
Offensively, Emily Reynolds (2-2, walk), Halliwell (2-4) and Emily Waugh (2-4, two runs batted in) led the Colonels.
Kenzie Arsenault (3-4), Lauren Lilly (3-4) and Taylor Gillis (2-4) were the top batters for Three Oaks against the Colonels. Tegan Corkum also had a big day at the plate for the Axewomen, driving in nine runs in the team’s two games.

Three Oaks Axewomen catcher Kenzie Arsenault checks a runner at first base after receiving a pitch during the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior Girls Softball League gold-medal game in Slemon Park on Wednesday afternoon. Dale Laviolette is the home-plate umpire. The Colonel Gray Colonels outscored the Axewomen 8-6.
Three Oaks Axewomen catcher Kenzie Arsenault checks a runner at first base after receiving a pitch during the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior Girls Softball League gold-medal game in Slemon Park on Wednesday afternoon. Dale Laviolette is the home-plate umpire. The Colonel Gray Colonels outscored the Axewomen 8-6.

Caeleigh MacDonald went the distance on the mound for the Axewomen.
“To be honest, to come here and play against the top team in the Island the last number of years, we expected to have a good game against them,” said Axewomen head coach Greg Ellis. “We have such a tight squad and knowing that if our pitcher Caeleigh kept doing what she can, we would have a close game.”

Three Oaks Axewomen shortstop Lauren Lilly throws the ball to second base for a force out in the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior Girls Softball League championship game against the Colonel Gray Colonels on Wednesday afternoon. The Colonels pulled out an 8-6 decision in Slemon Park.
Three Oaks Axewomen shortstop Lauren Lilly throws the ball to second base for a force out in the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior Girls Softball League championship game against the Colonel Gray Colonels on Wednesday afternoon. The Colonels pulled out an 8-6 decision in Slemon Park.

Ellis said that after a slow start the Axewomen enjoyed an “incredible” season.
“It’s crazy the leaps and bounds we made this year to get to the final,” said Ellis. “The girls played phenomenal, and just really worked hard and had a lot of focus to get where we got to. . . I’m incredibly pleased.
“At the start of the year we knew we had a lot of potential, but you never really know how you will fare out. We could definitely consider this a success.”

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