The Sicamous Stingers Bantam girls softball team is hot.
After a slow start to their Okanagan league play and losing their first two games to Kelowna, the Stingers have reeled off five straight wins in league play and are tied for second place with a 5 win, 2 loss record.
On Monday, April 28, the Stingers travelled to play Summerland. The bats were hot with Sarah Whitehead going 3-4, with a homerun and scoring three runs. Jordanne Carr batted four for four, including a triple, and scored four runs.
Sicamous pitcher Alyssa Clark was sharp in her two innings, striking out five batters and only allowing three runs.
Madison Dewitt came in to pitch the last two innings and struck out all six batters she faced, not allowing any hits. Final score was 18-3 for Sicamous.
On Wednesday, April 30, the Stingers travelled to Kelowna to play the Kelowna Howlers, who had served the Stingers their two losses at the start of the season and are currently sitting in first place.
The Stingers started slow and allowed Kelowna to jump out to a 5-2 lead after the first inning, but then the bats came alive. Sarah Whitehead led the way, going 3 for 3 with a homerun and a double, scoring three runs.
Alysha Kruger got two hits and scored a run, and Sarah Palmer scored two runs also.
Sicamous catcher Myah Gallie also had a triple and drove in three runs.
Stinger Madison Dewitt pitched well, allowing just two runs in her four innings of work, and striking out 12 Kelowna batters to pick up the win. Final score: Sicamous 9, Kelowna 7.
The Stingers will be attending the Kamloops Invitational Tournament on May 10-11, and look forward to some great tournament play.
The next home game for Sicamous is on Monday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Finlayson Park’s diamond #3. The Stingers will be playing Vernon. The community is invited to come out and cheer on the home team.