ANTIGONISH: A team of female ball players from the LWF Baseball Association have brought home a first silver medal from the all-girls U12 provincial championship.
In the final, LWF fell 13-9 to Oxford, a team they were playing for a third consecutive game in an eight hour span. In the end the team just ran out of steam, losing 13-7 after five before trying to mount the comeback but falling short.
Through the round-robin portion the team, with many Fall River/Windsor Junction and area players on the roster, was 3-0 (won-loss). Oxford, who LWF faced in the final round robin game, was also 3-0.
The good girls defeated Oxford 13-5 on the backs of a six run sixth, finishing in first at 4-0.
In the first championship game, the girls were losing 5-3 after five innings, but scored seven runs to make it 10-5.
However, Oxford responded to squeeze out the 11-10 win, setting up the second championship game and their eventual gold-medal win.
The LWF team was sad by their loss, but smiles came on realizing their hard work and team play led to a silver medal at the first-ever U12 all-girls provincial championship.