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Softball seasons well underway

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Mackenzie Hientz

The Power Tech team is one of three teams in the squirt division in the Estevan Girls Softball Association.

The Estevan Girls Softball Association’s season is well underway, as house league play started in late April, and will continue until June 19.

This year there are 160 youth registered in the program's three divisions. There are two bantam/midget teams, one peewee team and three squirt teams. There is also a learn-to-play (LTP) program with six teams.

Bantam/midget and pewee teams play on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Pleasantdale Softball Diamonds, and the LTP and squirt teams play on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The association also plans to send teams from each division to compete in provincial championship competitions this year, and the bantam and the midget teams will be participating in the Scotia Bank Canadian Open International Fastpitch Championship in Surrey, B.C., this summer.

There have already been a couple tournaments for Estevan’s age representative teams.

Most recently, the Estevan Rocket Sales Squirt Elite participated in a tournament held in Saskatoon May 31 and June 1. The Elite had a 1-2 record in the tournament.

Estevan opened the tournament with 25-13 win over the Saskatoon Raiders Silver. The following game, the Elite suffered a 19-8 loss to the Humboldt Thunder. And they finished the tournament by falling 21-14 to the Macklin Lakers.

The Estevan Gem Well Bantam Elite already competed in a tournament in Saskatoon in May, and the Estevan Mid-City Midget Elite played at an event in Moose Jaw.

The LTP 10-and-under Co-Ed Festival will be June 14 and 15 in Regina. The softball association hopes to send at least one team to represent Estevan.


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