Heat, Storm to nationals
Two local teams will be at national championship tournaments next week, qualifying at Softball BC provincial tournaments last month.
The Delta Heat ‘96 won the under-16 girls A championship, defeating the Victoria Devils in the final of the provincial tournament in Delta.
Both teams will advance to the national championship tournament Aug. 8-12 in Brantford, Ontario.
The Surrey Storm ‘95 girls A team will be at the under-18 national championship tournament Aug. 12-19 in Montreal, after placing third at the provincial tournament in Victoria.
First place White Rock Renegades ‘95 and the runner-up Victoria Devils ‘94 will also be in Montreal.
The Surrey Storm ‘98 lost the championship game of the under-14 girls A tournament in Richmond to the White Rock Renegades.
Surrey teams swept the under-12 Boys C category, with two team from the host Fleetwood Fastpitch Association in the final. The Fleetwood Outlaws defeated the Fleetwood Young Guns in the championship game, and the North Surrey Ravens taking the bronze medal.
Other local provincial champions include the Surrey Storm ‘95 in under-18 Girls B, the Fleetwood Outlaws in under-19 Girls C, The Cloverdale Hurricanes in under-14 boys Rep, and the North Surrey Warriors in under-14 Boys C.