Pitcher Gina Selfe throws for the Kelowna Heat U18 girls fastball team during the Open Icebreaker tournament Saturday at High Noon Park.

Heat wins four at Icebreaker

Kelowna U18 girls start off new fastball season with tournament at High Noon Park

The Kelowna Heat U18 girls posted respectable 4-and-1 record in their first tournament of the 2016 fastball season.

The Heat played host to the Icebreaker Tournament at High Noon Park last weekend, featuring 14 teams,with seven of those from the Edmonton area.

Kelowna opened with a 6-2 win over the Edmonton Warriors U18A team.

Gina Selfe was the winning pitcher and helped her own cause by hitting a bases clearing double to score three in the first inning.

Danya Truscott-Plitt drove in two more runs in the fourth and Jaedyn Foley was strong in relief picking up the save.

Game 2 saw Kelowna defeat the Sherwood Park U21B Adrenaline 8-7.

Sara Miki and Danielle Knopf led the Heat with two RBIs each, with Katie Huston picking up the win in relief of Truscott-Plitt

The Heat then took care the St. Albert Angels U18A team 8-4.

Kelowna started fast as Tatiana Brazinha doubled, Maddie Foster brought home two with a single, and Emma Wilton stealing home to score one more.

The second inning saw Kelowna’s two youngest players hitting back to back doubles. Truscott-Plitt started it off, then Racquel Bennett narrowly missed a home run, hitting the fence to bring a run home. Dana Ingram had a very strong game on first base.

Game 4 finally saw Kelowna meet its match and come up on the bad end of a 7-1 drubbing by Calgary Adrenaline u16A team. A few great catches by Candice Vuong in left field prevented the score from being more lopsided.

The Heat closed out the weekend with an 8-0 win over Kamloops U18B.

Foster, Bennett, Huston and Selfe all drove in runs in a five-run fifth inning. Brazinha and Huston split the pitching duties and Bennett and Shayla Tyerman were solid defensively up the middle.

Next up for the Heat is a trip to the coast to participate in the South Delta tournament, followed by a trip to White Rock.

The Heat will host its annual Spring Sizzle event over the May long weekend at High Noon.



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