Sports briefs – May 12

The Red Deer Firefly Fusion posted a 5-0 record to win the Riverbend Hornet peewee A girls’ fastball tournament during the weekend.

Firefly Fusion wins tournament

EDMONTON — The Red Deer Firefly Fusion posted a 5-0 record to win the Riverbend Hornet peewee A girls’ fastball tournament during the weekend.

The Fusion fell behind the Lloydminster Rebels 7-3 in the final, but battled back to record an 8-7 victory as Haley Weinrach singled in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Megan Kirkland had four singles and Taylor Stymiest a triple in the four-run seventh inning. Madison Holland went the distance on the mound, allowing eight hits and fanning 12.

The Fusion reached the final with a 6-0 victory over the Riverbend Hornets as Stymiest and Holland combined on a one-hitter while striking out eighth. Kirkland had a double and two singles and Madison Lee three singles.

The Red Deer squad was 3-0 in pool play.

They opened with a 17-1 win over Red Deer Motors as Taylor Hall picked up the victory, striking out five. She also led the offence with a single, double and home run. Lee had a double and there singles with Dominique Adams chipping in with three singles.

The Fusion then downed Lloydminster 9-2 as Weinrach had there singles and Raeanne Moore a single and double. Holland allowed five hits and fanned nine in recording the win.

The Fusion finished pool play with a 16-4 win over the Lacombe Storm as Stymiest scattered six hits and struck out 10. She also had two doubles while Lee doubled and singled three times.

The Red Deer Motors team, which is a peewee B2 squad, recorded a tie and four losses — a 5-5 draw with Lloydminster — in five starts.

Jordanna Krentz pitched in the tie and finished with 10 strikeouts.

Rebecca Tedrick, Amy Soroka and Mariah Cawthra-Petrie collected doubles for the Red Deer Motors team during the tournament.

Sliders take third in tournament

The Red Deer Topco Oilsite Sliders finished third in the St. Albert midget girls’ fastball tournament during the weekend.

The Sliders breezed through the round-robin portion of the tournament, beating Prince Albert 13-0, the Edmonton Royals 11-2 and the Calgary Triple Threats 10-3.

Pam Stewart led the Sliders’ 13-hit attack against Prince Albert with three singles while Sarah Walz picked up the win, tossing a one-hitter and fanning eight.

Alyssa Cook recorded the win against the Royals, allowing only a bunt single. Stephanie Miller had a double, triple and home run. The Sliders dropped a 6-0 decision to the St. Albert Hornets in the semifinal before beating the Calgary South Four 5-0 in the third-place game.

Cook picked up the win while Miller had two doubles and Erin Luchenski a two-run home run.

McKain wins four track medals

ST. ALBERT — Kassi McKain won four medals for the Red Deer Titans Track Club at the St. Albert Challenge meet during the weekend.

McKain finished second in the long jump and high jump and third in the 600-metres and the ball throw.

Mallory Murphy won the women’s discus while Sean Bettac captured the men’s triple jump.

Derrick Evans was second in the 1,200m with Bennett Bolen taking second in the long jump and third in the high jump.

The Red Deer Club will host a Hershey’s Fun Meet for athletes seven to 14 years of age May 23 at Lindsay Thurber.

For additional information, or to register, contact Clare at 403-340-8307.

Griffiths takes junior golf stop

SASKATOON — Red Deer’s Zak Griffiths turned in a solid performance to capture the Canadian Junior Golf Association stop during the weekend.

Griffiths won the Euro Junior Golf Cup/Lipton Brisk Team West Qualifier by three strokes over Jerry Christiansen of Saskatoon. He shot rounds of 68-70 to finish at two-under par 138.

“I felt that I putted well all weekend. That was the difference on the last day that let me edge out Jerry,” said Griffiths in a press release. The CJGA will make a stop in Red Deer May 30-31 at the River Bend Golf Course.

Antonsen leads Exelta club at artistic meet

CALGARY — Brooke Antonsen led the Red Deer Exelta Gymnastics Club at the Calgary Classic artistic meet during the weekend.

Antonsen won the provincial 3 argo title while finishing first on the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise and placing third on the beam. Kyla Jepson was second in the provincial 5 novice division while taking top spot on the vault and floor and second on the bars and beam.

Brooke Boyd was seventh in the provincial 3 novice division while finishing fourth on the vault, tying for fourth on the floor and taking sixth on the beam.

Lexi Baron placed 12th out of 25 competitors in the provincial 2 tyro class while tying for third on the floor.

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