After an exciting weekend in Calgary earlier this month, the Clive Red Sox girls won all six of their games to bring home the gold medal at the U12B Provincial Championships July 4-6th.
They claimed victory over Red Deer, Edmonton, Lloydminster and two Calgary teams. The final game was a score of 18-10 over Calgary Nose Creek, a team that had played in their city’s A division all year but had dropped down to B to host Provincials.
The Clive Red Sox had a winning season, taking gold in every tourney they entered: Ponoka, Red Deer and Okotoks, putting the tiny village of Clive on the map! Every team they played were amazed how they managed to put such a talented team together, given the population size, officials say.
Coach Ryan Ronald and assistants Craig Knight, Brian Knight and Miranda Kanngiesser were extremely proud of the 12 girls who worked hard all season.
“Our depth at each position and the girls’ ability to play several different positions along with their mental toughness allowed us to fight through some tight innings. These athletes have developed into a fantastic team this season,” said Coach Ronald.