Silver lining for Bandits at Softball City
The Langley Bandits faced a familiar foe in the Gibsons Crushers in the championship finals of a U19 ball tournament at Softball City.
The Minor C Games Tournament was held May 9 to 11 in South Surrey.
The two teams have played each other a number of times over the past four years and the most recent match-up went in favour of the Crushers, 8-5.
The Bandits had gone 3-1 in the round robin portion of the tournament to finish first in their pool, including an 8-6 win over Gibsons.
Langley’s other games were a 15-11 win over the Fleetwood Fury, a 16-7 win over the Nanaimo Breakers and a 5-4 loss to Ridge Meadows.
The Bandits then beat the Breakers 11-6 in the semifinals.
The Bandits are Madelyne Vowels, Erika Condon, Melissa Van Vliet, Madisson Galbraith, Carly Jederman, Meghan Griffiths, Maddie Daulby, Meghan Connerton, Katelyn Peden, Melinda Blanchette, Amy Denny-Keys, Claire Cook and Nicole Monsen.
The team is coached by Stan Monsen and Sue Van Vliet and Ray Blanchette.