Another weekend, another gold medal for the Langley Xtreme 2001.
For the third time this spring, the girls rep B softball team captured a tournament title, this time at the Kelowna Spring Sizzle U14 Fastpitch tournament, which ran May 29 to 31.
Langley needed extra innings to secure the win as they were tied at seven with the Maple Ridge Rage 01 following the seventh inning. And with the teams playing international rules — a runner starts on second base — the Xtreme went to a small ball strategy with five consecutive base runners either bunting or reaching on an error to score five runs. The Langley defence held firm in their half of the inning for the 12-7 victory.
Altogether, Langley went 4-0 in round robin play and beat the Coquitlam Classics 6-2 in the semifinals behind a combined three-hitter from Piper French and Ashley Preston.
Taryn Jenkins led the way in game one with a triple and a home run in a 13-5 win over the PoCo Ravens 02. Rebecca Courneyea scored three runs and Jayna Hagen drove in three runs.
Game two saw Langley thump the South Surrey White Rock Thunder 01 12-2.
Kaitlyn Cowie had a triple — which she tried to stretch into a home run — and Jordan Quechcuk was 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Kayla Michael held Prince George hitless over two innings while Sierra Miller chipped in with an RBI in a 12-1 win over the Prince George Thunderbirds And in their final pool game, Langley beat the Langley Xtreme 01/02 squad 8-2 with Sam Cox and Jackie Hudson delivering an RBI apiece.