MSI Rage takes gold at playoffs

The Red Deer MSI Rage posted a 6-1 record to capture gold in the Girls’ Prairie League Softball playoffs during the weekend.

The Red Deer MSI Rage posted a 6-1 record to capture gold in the Girls’ Prairie League Softball playoffs during the weekend.

The Rage opened with a 3-0 record in pool play, downing the St. Albert Angels 10-3, the St. Albert Darkside 4-1 and Prince Albert 3-1.

Kirsten Pinkney and Eric Marshall had doubles, Myah Cota two singles and Kelsey Kirkland five RBIs against the Angels.

Cota had a double and a single against the Darkside with Kirsten Baumgardt adding a triple and Marshall a double. Baumgardt and Pinkney split pitching duties, combining on 13 strikeouts in seven innings.

Kaylee Domoney picked up the win, while fanning six, and added a home run against Prince Albert. Cota added a pair of hits.

In the playoff round the Rage downed Prince Albert 7-0 and lost 7-5 to the Calgary Adrenaline.

Domoney had a double and a triple against Prince Albert while Zoe Hicks had two doubles and Baumgardt a double

Hicks tossed four innings of no-hit, eight-strikeout ball against the Adrenaline with Cassidy Hollman added a triple, Cota a double and Baumgardt two singles.

The Rage downed the Angels 3-2 in the semifinals with Lee driving in the tying run in the bottom of the seventh and Baumgardt knocking in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth.

Pinkney and Hicks shared pitching duties.

The Rage faced the Adrenaline again in the final, winning 13-1 with Domoney smashing her 11th home run of the season.

Hollman, Kirkland, Pinkney added two singles each.

The Rage will compete in the provincials, July 13-15 in Stony Plain.

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