The Super Cats 11 Midget girls’ fastball team travelled to Kelowna last weekend for the first tourney of the year, and returned home with a lot of experience and a 1-3 record.
Noting it was extremely cold and windy, Coach Jodi Thomson says they now know why they call it an “icebreaker” tournament.
All four games were close, she adds, with the Kelowna Mustangs, Summerland and Kelowna Kozo’s handing the Super Cats 10-8, 11-9 and 10-7 losses respectively.
However, the Super Cats were able to exact some revenge by knocking off the Mustangs 12-9 on Sunday, in a game that ended just as it started snowing.
Thomson says her girls played well considering they had been practising indoors until last week, the Okanagan teams have been practising outdoors for weeks and are already engaged in league play.
She notes there are a few new girls on her squad who are returning to the game after three- and four-year absences. They are learning new positions, Thomson adds, and played very well.
“All of the girls played extremely well and I think they got the jitters out of the way for the rest of the season.”
While most of the players are 17- and 18-year-olds, Thomson notes she also has a 14-year-old and two 15-year-olds on the squad.
Next up for the Super Cats is a tournament in Summerland on the May 7-8 weekend.