Kelowna Heat Under-16 girls finish third against older competition in Kelowna

The Heat were 3-and-3 at High Noon park in Kelowna in girls fastball action

Kelowna Heat U-16 pitcher Latisha Williams prepares to fire a ball toward the plate in a junior ladies fastball tournament at High Noon Park on the weekend. The Heat were 3-and-3 at the event.

The Kelowna Heat bantam B Under-16 girls fastball team placed third in a junior ladies tournament at High Noon park in Kelowna on the weekend, earning several wins along the way including an excellent pitchers duel to start the playoffs on Sunday morning.

Julia Lambert allowed just one run in seven innings of work as the Heat edged the Fleetwood Force 2-1 in an entertaining affair at High Noon on Sunday morning.

Brett Needham drove in the winning run with a single in the sixth inning to put the Heat up 2-1. Lambert allowed one run in the first and then shut the door. In the bottom of the seventh the Heat threw out the potential tying run at the plate, ending the game in dramatic fashion and sending the Heat onto the semi-final.

Despite more offense from Needham, who went two-for-three at the plate, the Heat ran out of gas and lost 12-5 to the PoCo Junior Ravens in the semi-final, ending their tournament at 3-and-3 and third place on the gold side of the tournament draw.

The Heat were 2-and-2 in the round robin portion of the tournament.

In the opener, Lambert led the way with a six strike-out performance on the mound and she also drove in two runs in a 12-4 win over RM Nemesis. Candace Hamilton also drove in two runs in the win.

The Heat then dropped an 11-1 decision to SD Invaders. Lori Miki was one-for-two at the plate and scored the Heat’s lone run.

Kelowna got back onto the winning side as the Hayden Craig cracked a home run in the first inning en route to a 5-1 win over the Fleetwood Force. Craig would end the game with two hits and three RBI’s.

In its final round robin game the Heat lost 11-4 to the Poco Junior Ravens.

The bantam B U-16 Heat will now prepare to host its own tournament, coming up May 25 to 27 in Kelowna.

Just Posted

Popular stories from the week

Every Saturday, the Capital News highlights popular stories from the week

Mining led to mass production, says UBCO prof

Without destructive mining, mass production and consumption would not be possible

Grease fire contained in West Kelowna

Crews responded at 11:40 a.m. this morning

Veteran reporter to stay at Global Okanagan

Blaine Gaffney was given a layoff notice after a miscommunication

In Photos: UBCO Heat teaches basketball skills

The women’s team visited Ellison Elementary Wednesday and Thursday

What’s happening

Check out what is happening this weekend in the Okanagan-Shuswap.

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Oil Kings slide past Rockets in shootout

Ex-Rocket Tomas Soustal scores in Edmonton win Saturday over hometown Kelowna

Canucks came out hot, beat Bruins 6-1

Loui Eriksson scores twice, catapulting Vancouver to a lopsided victory over Boston

Vancouver artist’s cartoon of Florida school shooting resonates

Cartoon shows football coach, one of the victims, meeting others killed in school shootings

Trudeau family arrives in India for state visit

Seven-day visit includes meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Military seeks DNA experts to help ID missing war dead

Federal program recovers, identifies and arranges burials for Canada’s nearly 28,000 missing war dead

Ski Patrol and SAR search for missing skier

Man’s truck found in Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s parking lot covered in ‘several days’ snow’

B.C. man brings dog to court as ‘best witness’

Man is defending himself on charges of uttering threats, possessing weapon for dangerous purposes

Most Read