The Quesnel Wildfire under-16 C girls softball team ended its incredible 2018 season by placing second in the provincial championships in Ridge Meadows last weekend (July 13-15).
The local team lost the final game 8-5 against Alberni Valley in what was a tightly contested affair through the later innings.
With the game tied heading into the seventh inning, Alberni Valley surged ahead and unfortunately the Wildfire were unable to summon the batting that won them tournaments in Vernon and Kamloops this season.
Coach Debbie Telford is extremely proud of all the girls.
“Everybody shone at different times, everybody had their moments and it was a good team effort all around,” she says.
Telford pointed out the noticeable level of commitment from the team, with all players making a point of practising regularly from the fall season up until now.
The round-robin game proved little challenge for the Wildfire, who beat their opponents by a combined score of 65-11.
They had a tough test against Mission in the semi-final, as the game remained scoreless through three innings, but the girls got the bats going in the fourth and never looked back.