The Cranbrook Banditas women’s fastball team played in their first ever competitive tournament over the weekend and went 0-4.
Although it was not the success they had hoped for at the 2017 Sicamous Ladies Fastball Open, catcher and team founder Sarah Coles was satisfied with the way the team played.
“Even though the scores weren’t fantastic, we improved in every game, and made some very positive progress,” Cole said. “We battled very well in all of our games, especially the last two.”
In their first game, the Banditas played the Kelowna Heat 18U team and lost 8-3. The Heat team had three players on their roster who come from Cranbrook: Ali Giesbrecht, Brea McCormack and Tyler Carver.
In their second game, the Banditas lost 8-1 to the Fleetwood Force senior team and in the third game, the Calgary Red Sox bested them 7-3.
In their final match of the weekend, the Banditas had a nailbiter with the Kelowna Heat 21U squad but ended up losing 10-9.
The Banditas will be back in action on June 4 with a pair of home games against Elkford at the Kinsmen Quad Ball Fields at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.