Lalor sisters team up for silver at national championship tournament

Kelsey Lalor also invited to national team showcase in Washington, DC

Red Deer sisters Kelsey and Hayley Lalor came up just short of winning a national women’s baseball title on the weekend.

The duo teamed up to represent Alberta from Aug. 3-6 in Windsor, Ont. at the Baseball Canada Women’s Invitational Championships and brought home silver.

Team Alberta squared off against Team Ontario in the gold medal game, but lost 15-8.

In the final, Hayley was the starting pitcher but only manged to last one third of an inning after giving up five hits and three earned runs, but seven total. She was relieved by Kelsey, who went 2.2 innings and struck out two batters and allowed two earned runs.

Kelsey picked her sister up with an RBI triple in the bottom of the first and finished the game three-for-four with two doubles and three RBI. She also ended the tournament with the second best batting average at .524. Kelsey also had a win on the mound and seven strikeouts over the course of the event.

Hayley was 6-for-22 in the tournament including two doubles and three RBI.

Alberta opened the tournament with a 13-6 win over B.C., then beat the prospect team 15-14 and Ontario 5-0. Their only loss other than the final came in a high-scoring, 10-9 defeat to Quebec on Saturday.

On Monday, Kelsey was also invited to participate in the Women’s National Team’s 2017 summer program. Thirty-one athletes were selected from the Women’s Invitational Championship tournament.

The players will travel to Washington, D.C., this week and from Aug.9-13 split into two squads that will play a four-game series against teams from USA Baseball.

“We’re very excited to have this opportunity and to partner with USA Baseball on an event that will promote growth and development for both programs,” said Women’s National Team Manager André Lachance in a Baseball Canada press release.

“With 2017 being a non World Cup year, it is crucial for our program to expose as many athletes as possible to international baseball and the highest levels of the women’s game. This event will provide our coaching staff with another opportunity to evaluate talent as we prepare the next Women’s Baseball World Cup in 2018.”

byron.hackett@reddeeradvocate.com

Just Posted

Christmas season in Red Deer begins with Festival of Trees

The kickoff to the Christmas season in Red Deer is upon us.… Continue reading

Judge allows Mr. Big evidence in murder trial

Two men accused of triple-murder admitted their involvement to undercover police

Red Deer agency supporting for LGBTQ2S+ youth

New report on LGBTQ2S+ youth from the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

Four people arrested after gas and dash

Four people were arrested after an alleged gas and dash in two… Continue reading

VIDEO: Replay Red Deer: Nov. 19

Watch news highlights from the week of Nov. 13

Red Deer Christmas Bureau to help 1,300 children this year

Demand is high, but Red Deer always provides

CP Holiday train to stop in Ponoka for another year

The popular train will feature entertainment from Colin James and Emma-Lee

Kittens rescued after allegedly being tossed from vehicle

Couple finds abandoned kittens new home through Facebook

VIDEO: ‘Party bus’ goes up in flames in Vancouver

Fire crews responded to the late night blaze

Chicken crosses B.C. road, stops traffic

Rooster makes early morning commuters wait in Maple Ridge

Red Deerian honours her brother who died in a motorcycle collision

Houaida Haddad is encouraging Red Deer residents to donate blood

Red Deer County firefighters to be recognized for Waterton help

RCMP brass will give formal recognition Monday

Ron James tries to lighten humanity’s load through humour

The comedian returns to Red Deer for shows Dec. 1 and 2

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month