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Rangers claim Corner Brook women’s softball league championship


A seven-run eruption in the sixth inning catapulted the Curling Rangers to the Corner Brook Molson Women’s Softball League championship on Monday evening.

The Rangers defeated Whelan’s Gate 13-10 at Ambrose O’Reilly Memorial Field to take the best-of-five final three games to two.

Donna Clarke delivered a strong pitching performance in the championship-clinching win, striking out seven batters in her seven innings of work. She allowed 15 hits and two walks.

Lori Patey led the way offensively with a 4-for-5 outing at the dish, with Clarke contributing three hits on five trips to the plate. Megan Payne went 2-for-3.

Cassandra Park and Coolene Brake were both 3-for-4 in the loss, while Kathy Lukeman and Joey Michel went 2-for-4.

Brake took the pitching loss, surrendering 19 hits in seven innings, with two walks and a strikeout.

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