100 Mile settles for softball silver

Won every game up to gold-medal final on mercy rule

 

The 100 Mile N’ Hour U16 fastball team came up just short of winning the 2016 Western Canadian U16 Boys Softball Championships in St. Albert, Alberta on July 29-Aug. 1.

After winning gold at the Provincials and the BC Summer Games, the local squad was looking to take first place at the Westerns to claim the trifecta.

Noting they placed forth at the Westerns last time, coach Reg Cooper says they were definitely looking to improve in the standing this year.

The 100 Mile N’ Hour U16 jumped out gates fast in game 1 and never looked back and they cruised undefeated throughout the robin-robin and the semifinal.

In fact, they won every game by the mercy rule of five-run lead after five innings.

However, the local lads lost a 7-5 nail-biter to the Shellbrook Rangers (Saskatchewan) in the gold-medal game.

Read the details in the Aug. 11 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press.