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Corner Brook Barons competing at Atlantic 14U female baseball championships

Katie Fisher of the Corner Brook Barons 14U female baseball team gets in a few tosses during a practice Tuesday at Little Jubilee Field in Corner Brook.
Katie Fisher of the Corner Brook Barons 14U female baseball team gets in a few tosses during a practice Tuesday at Little Jubilee Field in Corner Brook.

A group of female baseball players from Corner Brook have only been on the diamond for a handful of years, but they’ve been able to hold their own with the best in this province.

Now, for the majority of the Corner Brook 14U female baseball team, it’s time to test their mettle at a higher level of competition — the 2017 Atlantic 14U female baseball championships — being staged this weekend in Bedford, N.S. at the Joan and Robert Lenihan Fields.

The team will compete in a seven-team three-day tournament featuring teams from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Prince Edward Island, the defending champion of the showcase tournament for 14U females, won’t be back to defend its title because a number of players were victims of a scheduling conflict with the provincial 13U championship in Prince Edward Island taking place on the same weekend.

The Corner Brook squad is excited about representing the province.

While they are focused on getting the timely hit or the big play on defence, they are also excited about meeting new friends and checking out the sights and sounds of a new place.

A trip to the mall to do some shopping is high on their priority list of things to do away from the diamond. The topic of shopping came up in conversation at practice earlier this week and all hands smiled as coach Jason Mosher told him he would make sure they got to the mall.

Baseball is a game these girls never envisioned playing only a few years ago so they are happy campers knowing they have helped the sport grow.

It’s not about winning or losing for these girls. It’s all about showing up with a smile on their face and playing the game hard until the final out is made.

Fun times for a group of girls who found a common bond through sport.

 

Name: Emily O'Quinn

Hometown: Benoit’s Cove

Years Playing: 3

Greatest Accomplishment: Winning the 2015 U12 provincial female baseball crown

Favourite Team and Athlete: New York Yankees, N/A

 

Name: Olivia Porter

Hometown: Mount Moriah

Years Playing: 3

Greatest Accomplishment: Hitting a Grand Slam in August

Favourite Team and Athlete: Toronto Blue Jays, Josh Donaldson

 

Name: Megan Allen

Hometown: Mount Moriah

Years Playing: 3

Favourite Team and Athlete: Toronto Blue Jays and best friend Olivia Porter, who introduced me to baseball

 

Name: Sarah Power

Hometown: Corner Brook

Years Playing: 3

Greatest Accomplishment: Bronze medal in Hit, Run and Throw

Favourite Team and Athlete: Toronto Blue Jays and Josh Donaldson

 

Name: Katie Fisher

Hometown: Corner Brook

Years Playing: 3

Greatest Accomplishment: 2015 U12 female baseball provincial champions and tournament MVP

Favourite Team and Athlete: Toronto Blue Jays, Kevin Pillar

 

Name: Shilo Chislett

Hometown: Kippens

Years Playing: 4

Greatest Accomplishment: silver medalist in javelin at 2017 North American Indigenous Games

Favourite Team and Athlete: Toronto Blue Jays, Kevin Pillar

 

Name: Allie Young

Hometown: Corner Brook

Years Playing: 3

Greatest Accomplishment: Making Newfoundland Summer Games soccer team

Favourite Team and Athlete: Toronto Blue Jays, Russell Martin

 

Name: Mandy Hynes

Hometown: Benoit’s Cove

Years Playing: 3

Favourite Team and Athlete: Toronto Blue Jays, Troy Tulowitzki

 

Name: Emily White

Town: Benoit’s Cove

Years Playing: 3

Greatest Accomplishment: Being chosen for this team

Favourite Team and Athlete: Toronto Blue Jays, N/A

 

Name: Sarah Flynn

Hometown: Corner Brook

Years Playing: 1

Greatest Accomplishment: Made Corner Brook U14 team in rookie season

Favorite Team and Athlete: Toronto Blue Jays, N/A

 

Name: Hannah Legge

Hometown: Cow Head

Years Playing: first year

Greatest Accomplishment: top batter 2017 provincials  (.800 average)

Favourite Team and Athlete: Toronto Blue Jays, Josh Donaldson

 

Name: Emma White

Hometown: Corner Brook

Years Playing: 3

Greatest Accomplishment: Top Defensive Player 2015 U12 Provincials

Favourite Team and Athlete: Toronto Blue Jays, Usain Bolt

 

Name: Sidney Joyce

Hometown: Corner Brook

Years Playing: 3

Greatest Accomplishment: Making provincial soccer team

Favourite Team and Athlete: Toronto Blue Jays, Jose Bautista

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