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Host Heat golden at bantam fastball tournament

Julia Lambert of the Kelowna Heat makes contact with a pitch during the team
Julia Lambert of the Kelowna Heat makes contact with a pitch during the team's bantam B fastball tournament Saturday at High Noon Park.
— image credit: Doug Farrow/Contributor

The Kelowna Heat turned aside all challengers to win the gold medal at the 2012 edition of their bantam B U16 girls fastball tournament.

The Heat capped a perfect 7-0 weekend at High Noon Park with a wild 11-9 victory over Surrey Storm 97 in Sunday's championship final.

Kelowna rallied for five runs in the seventh inning of the final which featured 11 lead changes and 23 hits between the teams.

Tessa Barbour had two hits and two RBIs for the Heat, while Julia Lambert recorded the win, despite yielding nine runs over seven innings.

After going undefeated in the round robin, the Heat defeated Langley Rebels 96 in the first game of the playoffs 5-2.

Hayden Craig homered,  Lambert struck out six and allowed just four hits.

In the semifinal, Brett Needham had three hits as the Heat downed Ladysmith 9-4. Shea Skarbo and Tessa Barbour each had RBI doubles.

The Heat took care of business in the round robin with four straight wins—7-0 over Langley Rebels 96, 17-3 over North Delta, 14-5 over the Poco Ravens and 13-1 over the Ladysmith Diamonds.

Brett Needham paced the offense over the weekend with a .700 average, Craig hit .538, Barbour and Taylor Bengert batted .500, and Lori Miki hit .429.

Lambert was on the mound for four of the seven games.

The Heat's overall record this season is 18-8-1.

 

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