Alisha Canning rounds third base in her lead-off home run against Musuquodoboit in Parrsboro on Thursday. Both the Parrsboro girls and boys won the Northumberland regional slo-pitch championships and advance to provincials next weekend. Andrew Wagstaff - The Citizen
PARRSBORO - The Parrsboro Warriors captured the girls' slo-pitch regional championships in dominant fashion here Thursday, while their male counterparts did the same in East Antigonish.
"Things went really well," said girls' coach Charlene Smith. "There were some really good games and things went off without a hitch. I think they played their best ball that they've played in awhile."
Parrsboro opened the tournament with a 14-1 victory over Musquodoboit in fivge innings, followed by a 13-3 win over East Antigonish in five innings. The championship final saw them face off against county rival Oxford, who they defeated 17-7 in six innings. Both Parrsboro and Oxford will advance to provincials next weekend in the North Queens district.
The boys kicked things off with a 20-4 win over the hosting East Antigonish team in six innings, followed by a 15-8 win over an improved Pugwash squad. The championship saw them come up against Pictou Academy, who they beat 17-6.
"Good team, good kids," said coach Matt Smith, about his team's performance.. "They're good kids to deal with and they can all play ball, understanding the game, and they're very competitive. They're going to be a great team when they play with confidence."
The Parrsboro boys will compete at provincials in Caledonia next weekend.
(For the full story, see the June 2 issue of The Citizen-Record)