Softball

The Canadian Women’s National Softball Team finished in second place in the XVII WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press photo)

B.C. softball athletes help Canada’s national team advance to world cup group stage

Canada finished the WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier with an 8-3 record

 

The Canadian Women’s National Softball Team remains undefeated in the first three days of the XVII WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press photo)

B.C. softball athletes help Canada’s national team climb to perfect record

Canada defeats Peru, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic in Women’s Pan American Championship

 

Langford Lightning U17A Girls won their first ever national softball championship in Montreal between Aug. 17 and 21. Back row: Chad Bryden, Joni Frei, Kamryn Allin, Makena Aune, Dale Aune, Brynn Fortier, Peyton Bryden, Kaliyah St. Amand, Mason Barclay, Jenna Lehman, Rob Guenter, Ruby Anderson, Rob Haslam. Front Row: Marin Jorgenson, Kaela Gillis, Emma Pepin, Courtney Haslam. (Courtesy of Elizabeth Bryden)

Langford U17 girls team crowned Canada’s softball queens

Langford Lightning win national championship, which took place in Montreal between Aug. 17 and 21

 

Rylee Smith took a year off from school after graduating from Cowichan Secondary School, but is now bound for the College of Idaho. (Photo by Don Bodger)

College of Idaho Smith’s next destination

Fastball player becomes a ‘Yote after a season of Glory

Rylee Smith took a year off from school after graduating from Cowichan Secondary School, but is now bound for the College of Idaho. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Svee women’s softball team represented the Victoria Saanich Women’s Softball Association at the women’s Intermediate A provincial championships in Richmond. (Courtesy of Rachelle Little)

Saanich softball team takes silver at provincials

Svee women’s team won four straight to make it to the finals

The Svee women’s softball team represented the Victoria Saanich Women’s Softball Association at the women’s Intermediate A provincial championships in Richmond. (Courtesy of Rachelle Little)
Michael Dunahee was four when he disappeared from the playground of the former Blanshard elementary school. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria park to host 29th Michael Dunahee Slo-Pitch Tournament of Hope

MacDonald Park event Aug. 5 to 7 raising funds for Child Find BC

Michael Dunahee was four when he disappeared from the playground of the former Blanshard elementary school. (Black Press Media file photo)
Players and coaches with the Cordova Bay U-15 girls softball team celebrate their bronze medal at the provincial C championships in North Vancouver last weekend. Pictured are (back row, left) coach Treana Clarke, head coach Doug Caul, Lauryn Gladstone, Ruby Jones, Sophie Caul, Kate McNicol, Naomi Young, Brooklyn Ball, coach Lisa Jones; (front left) assistant coach Kass Gibbs, Jenna Gibbs, Lucy Caul, Carys Clarke, Madeline Baxter and Kate Niedjalski. (Photo courtesy Mia Ball)

Saanich softballers go down to the wire at provincial championships

Cordova Bay girls take bronze after back-to-back one-run losses

Players and coaches with the Cordova Bay U-15 girls softball team celebrate their bronze medal at the provincial C championships in North Vancouver last weekend. Pictured are (back row, left) coach Treana Clarke, head coach Doug Caul, Lauryn Gladstone, Ruby Jones, Sophie Caul, Kate McNicol, Naomi Young, Brooklyn Ball, coach Lisa Jones; (front left) assistant coach Kass Gibbs, Jenna Gibbs, Lucy Caul, Carys Clarke, Madeline Baxter and Kate Niedjalski. (Photo courtesy Mia Ball)
Doug Allin is the head coach for the Canadian Men’s U23 softball team, and an assistant coach for the men’s national team too. Contributed photo

Vancouver Island native leading Canada’s U23 softball program

Doug Allin helped Team Canada win Silver at Pan Am tourney in Argentina

Doug Allin is the head coach for the Canadian Men’s U23 softball team, and an assistant coach for the men’s national team too. Contributed photo
Newly acquired coach Anthony Pluta tours the Island Training Centre in Langford. The multisport centre offers off-season training and more to baseball and softball players. (Photo by Sheldon Mack/Pacific FC)

Former pro baseball pitcher training next generation in Langford

Anthony Pluta reunited with teammate Charlie Strandlund at Island Training Centre

Newly acquired coach Anthony Pluta tours the Island Training Centre in Langford. The multisport centre offers off-season training and more to baseball and softball players. (Photo by Sheldon Mack/Pacific FC)
Emma Entzminger bites down on her first Olympic medal, the bronze that she and the Canadian women softballs team’s win over Mexico in Tokyo July 26. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Saanich’s Emma Entzminger returns home from Olympics with bronze

Softball player helped Canadian women’s team beat Mexico 3-2 on Monday

Emma Entzminger bites down on her first Olympic medal, the bronze that she and the Canadian women softballs team’s win over Mexico in Tokyo July 26. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Canada’s women’s softball team players Kaleigh Rafter (left to right), Jenn Salling, Danielle Lawrie, Kelsey Harshman and Emma Entzminger celebrate their win over Mexico in the bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Saanich’s Emma Entzminger helps Canadian softball team win bronze at Tokyo Olympics

‘We did it’: Former White Rock Renegades Danielle Lawrie and Sara Groenewegen pitch Canada to win over Mexico

Canada’s women’s softball team players Kaleigh Rafter (left to right), Jenn Salling, Danielle Lawrie, Kelsey Harshman and Emma Entzminger celebrate their win over Mexico in the bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
Saanich’s Emma Entzminger was at the hot corner for the Canadian softball team when the sport made its Olympic return on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Softball Canada)

Saanich’s Emma Entzminger perfect at third in Olympic debut

Game 2 Wednesday follows Canada’s 4-0 shutout of Mexico in Olympic opener

Saanich’s Emma Entzminger was at the hot corner for the Canadian softball team when the sport made its Olympic return on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Softball Canada)
Sooke Stealers U14 girls fastball team celebrating their gold medal win at the provincial championships in Abbotsford, July 11. (Contributed/Dawn Riddell)

Sooke Stealers fastball win gold at provincials

The U14 girls team got better with every game

Sooke Stealers U14 girls fastball team celebrating their gold medal win at the provincial championships in Abbotsford, July 11. (Contributed/Dawn Riddell)
Saanich’s Emma Entzminger will be at the hot corner for the Canadian women’s softball team when the sport makes its Olympic return next month. (Photo courtesy of Softball Canada)

Saanich’s Emma Entzminger handles the hot corner for Canada at Tokyo Games

Women’s softball makes its Olympics return next month after a 13-year absence

Saanich’s Emma Entzminger will be at the hot corner for the Canadian women’s softball team when the sport makes its Olympic return next month. (Photo courtesy of Softball Canada)
Joe DiLalla examines the list of community partners who have helped preserve Waldon Park, the site of the Gord Closson Fall Classic. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan’s Waldon Park ready for Gord Closson Classic ball tourney

the Gord Closson Fall Classic will kick off its second half-century this August 21-23

Joe DiLalla examines the list of community partners who have helped preserve Waldon Park, the site of the Gord Closson Fall Classic. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Saje Kurpiela is taking the next step of her collegiate athletics career. The softball athlete, originally from Campbell River, is attending a new school this fall. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River softball player takes game to Division 1 university

Saje Kurpiela to pitch for University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks

Saje Kurpiela is taking the next step of her collegiate athletics career. The softball athlete, originally from Campbell River, is attending a new school this fall. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Crofton Fire Department’s Rick Smith, who organizes the Crofton ball tournament on behalf of the department. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton Ball Park will fall silent on the usual tournament weekend

Charities suffer from the absence of mixed slo-pitch event

Crofton Fire Department’s Rick Smith, who organizes the Crofton ball tournament on behalf of the department. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The startup Orange Sox boys softball team is looking for players to compete in the 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games. (Pixabay)

New Island team aimed at rejuvenating boys softball

Orange Sox hope to play in 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games

The startup Orange Sox boys softball team is looking for players to compete in the 2020 and 2022 B.C. Summer Games. (Pixabay)