Warriors complete best softball season to date

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AMHERST They didnt bring home provincial gold, but both the boys and girls of PRHS capped off the most successful softball seasons in school history last weekend, including two regional banners.

The boys lost by one run to their county rivals from Pugwash 12-11 in crossovers on Saturday in Amherst, effectively ending their season. Parrsboro had beaten Pugwash in their five previous meetings this season, with five of the six games being settled by one run.

Coach Matt Smith said it was a very successful season, highlighted by the win at regionals.

AMHERST They didnt bring home provincial gold, but both the boys and girls of PRHS capped off the most successful softball seasons in school history last weekend, including two regional banners.

The boys lost by one run to their county rivals from Pugwash 12-11 in crossovers on Saturday in Amherst, effectively ending their season. Parrsboro had beaten Pugwash in their five previous meetings this season, with five of the six games being settled by one run.

Coach Matt Smith said it was a very successful season, highlighted by the win at regionals.

It was a very successful season, and was our first-ever banner, so its kind of special, said Smith. Weve been to the finals in regionals before, but this was the first time weve won.

The competition level in Cumberland County was very high in Division Three this year, with Parrsboro and Pugwash finishing first and second at Northumberland regionals, and then second and third at provincials.

Two small schools out of this area represented very well, he said, pointing out that Oxford fielded a strong team this year too. The teams in our area were very strong.

At provincials, Parrsboro lost its first round-robin game 8-6 to Inverness, followed by two consecutive wins against North Queens (8-6) and Annapolis West (8-5) before the loss to Pugwash in the playoff round.

Meanwhile, the Parrsboro girls competed at provincials in Springhill, and were also eliminated in crossovers after the teams most successful season to date. The Lady Warriors won their second regional banner in three years, and made it for the first time into the provincial crossover round, where they lost 13-3 to New Germany.

The girls played very well, but the season was too short to prepare them for some of the teams at provincials who also play league ball, according to Fulton.

When youre competing against teams that play in leagues, its tough, she said. But they definitely had the best spirit of all the teams, and sung their hearts out through the whole thing.

The girls opened their provincial tournament with an 11-4 win over the hosting Springhill team, and followed that up with a 6-3 win over Kings Edgehill, before losing their final round-robin game to Inverness 22-16.

awagstaff@amherstdaily.com

Geographic location: Parrsboro, Pugwash, AMHERST Cumberland County Northumberland Oxford Inverness Annapolis West New Germany

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