Friday's rain will make for long Saturday at Junior B softball provincials

Matthew Gourlie
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Amanda Schmidt from the Moose Jaw A's Lasers gets a hit in the rain Friday.

Winning a provincial title is always hard.

The Saskatchewan Softball Under-21 Junior B Girls provincials just became a marathon.

Only one of the four scheduled games were completed Friday due to rain. That means there will be nine full games scheduled Saturday, plus two games to be finished, plus possible tiebreakers.

“We’ll be playing three-and-a-half games (Saturday). But everyone will except for the teams that played the first game and got it in,” said Doug Wasser, coach of the Moose Jaw A’s Lasers.

The host A’s Lasers will take a 7-4 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning when their game resumes at 8 Saturday morning.

“We were starting to pick it up and get on a roll. Hopefully we can continue,” said Wasser.

Since the Lasers will be hosting the Western Canadian Junior B championships, they don’t need to qualify from this weekend’s tournament. While that make take some of the pressure off during today’s grueling schedule, the Lasers want to push themselves to put their best foot forward.

“We still want to play the games and see where we can finish,” said Wasser.

The six team tournament will conclude Sunday. The top four teams will advance to the playoffs, with the top two finishers each earning two lives. The final will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Caribou Heights.

Organizations: Moose Jaw A, Western Canadian Junior B

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