It’s a swing and a hit for Quesnel Fembots

It’s second place for the second year in a row for the Fembots, Quesnel’s ladies slow-pitch team.

It’s second place for the second year in a row for the Fembots, Quesnel’s ladies slow-pitch team.

The Fembots took on provincials in Vernon, B.C. Aug. 30 – Sept. 1.

It was a rocky start for the team with coach Darren Joly being called into work the day the team was travelling to Vernon for the competition.

Although it was a great disappointment for the team that Joly would be unable to attend, Gary Perry stepped up to the plate and help coach the team all the way to the finals, commented Fembot Carol Lettington.

At last year competition the Fembots placed second in the D division.

This year’s the team moved up the ranks into the C division and were met with success.

It was tough competition, taking a lot of hard work and dedication if they had any hope of success but the Quesnel’s ladies were up to the challenge.

The team was going strong as they entered the finals, with five wins and no losses.

“After a great run, our bats went flat in the final game and we placed second,” said Lettington.

“But our ladies played their hearts out, some with injuries. These ladies have a lot of heart, love for the game and love and respect for each other. We have been together for about six years.”

It was a triumphant way to finish the season.

The team received overwhelming community support for many of their various events over the years.

The team members send thanks to the community of Quesnel, “we wanted to thank all of our sponsors and all the people of Quesnel who supported our fundraising events and all the people who offered us the DDriving events and other fund-raising jobs.”

Even as the weather changes and the season comes to a close, the Fembots are still hard at work in anticipation of another exciting year.

The Quesnel ladies will be attending the 2015 National in Niagara July 31 – Aug. 4. The team will be fundraising throughout the winter to help with the cost of attending the event.

The team is planning on serval fundraisers, including DDriving for Christmas parties and any other functions that are in need of drivers to make sure everyone can get home safely.

For information or to sponsor the Fembots contact Carrie Johnson at 250-991-8673 or Cherie Mailloux at 250-983-5539.