Pitcher Brianna Weinrauch recorded seven strikeouts in a complete-game performance to lead the Red Deer Firefly Fusion to a 14-8 win over Red Deer Can Pro in the championship game of the Lakeland bantam girls’ fastball tournament during the weekend.
Weinrauch was named MVP of the final, while teammate Megan Kirkland was four-for-four at the plate with a double. Raeanne Moore and Kennedy Holland each had two hits for the winners.
The Fusion were 3-1 in round-robin play, defeating Can Pro 13-8 in the tournament opener, ripping the Riverbend Hornets 23-1, beating the Lakeland Panthers 17-10 and falling 8-6 to Sedgewick.
Winning pitcher Brianna Weinrauch fanned 10 batters while scattering seven hits against Can Pro.
Haley Weinrauch cracked a triple, double and single, Madison Holland contributed three singles and Madison Lee, Kennedy Holland and Moore each singled twice.
Taylor Stymiest allowed only three hits against the Hornets while striking out seven batters.
Brianna Weinrauch tripled and added three singles, Dominique Adams and Madison Holland each had three singles.
Moore homered and singled, Kennedy Holland slugged a home run and Madison Lee, Michaela Baer and Stymiest each stroked two singles.
The Fusion overcame a 10-3 deficit to beat Ponoka, with Brianna Weinrauch getting the win in relief of Madison Holland.
The two combined to strike out 12 batters while allowing just five hits. Brianna Weinrauch homered with two singles, Madison Holland had three singles and Haley Weinrauch doubled and singled.
In the loss to Sedgewick, the Fusion’s first of the season, Madison Holland struck out nine and allowed four hits.
Kirkland and Stymiest each singled twice as the Fusion, who boast an overall season record of 24-1, were held to just five hits.
• Red Deer Lock Solid won gold at a weekend peewee girls’ tournament in Edmonton.
The Red Deer team was 4-0 in the tournament, including a 24-7 victory over Fairview in the championship game.
• The Red Deer Motors Rage took silver in the Foothills peewee girls tournament, falling 4-1 to Lacombe in the final.
The Rage won three of four round-robin games and defeated the Red Deer squirt A girls 11-6 in a semifinal.
Jaden Robinson, Rebecca Tedrick, Aurora Muriel and Rebecca Burnand led the team offensively.
Robinson was also selected as one the round-robin MVPs, as were Jordanna Krentz, Jessica Carberry and Mariah Cawthra Petrie.