The U13 Energy continued to battle through a challenging stretch of the schedule. This past weekend saw them split doubleheaders with the top two teams in the Manitoba Premier Softball League. Central started off the weekend on a sour note, dropping a 10-1 decision to a fired up Westman Magic team before they rebounded with an impressive 7-4 win in the second game of the doubleheader. The Energy travelled to Friedensfeld on Sunday to face off against the first-place Eastman Wildcats in another scorching hot double dip. On this occasion, the purple squad jumped on the Wildcats and took game one by a 10-8 score. The loss was only the second of the season for the Wildcats with both coming against the Energy. The 2-2 weekend leaves the Energy in fourth spot in the MPSL at 10-8 with only six games remaining. They visit the Manitoba Angels this Saturday and then play at noon in Portage on Sunday against the Winnipeg Lightning.


The U15 Energy had a busy week of action, going 3-5 against some of the top teams in the MPSL. They opened the tough stretch with a split against the Interlake Phillies on June 14, falling 6-3 before rebounding with a 6-0 win. Addison Nikkel was a tough-luck loser in the opener, throwing seven complete innings and fanning 10 hitters while Brooklyn Friesen sparked the offence with three hits. Molly Cowan slammed the door shut on the Phillies in game two, twirling a complete game shutout, allowing only 2 hits, and ringing up 9 strikeouts. Friesen was the catalyst on offence again with a pair of hits.

The Energy hosted the 15-5 Eastman Wildcats in Winkler on June 16 and suffered a heavy loss in the opener. Despite the 10-0 scoreline, the purple got solid efforts in the circle from Taylor Wall and Gabbi Hildebrand. Game two was much tighter but still saw Central drop a 6-5 decision in extra innings. Hildebrand and Kennedy Funk were outstanding in the circle, limiting the potent Wildcats to 5 hits. Cowan drove in two runs to lead the offence.

Saturday was a rematch with Eastman, this time in Friedensfeld. Central opened with a convincing 9-2 win that saw Cowan go the distance, fanning 8 Wildcats. Ava Bonik was perfect at the plate and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Energy. Game two was a complete reversal of fortunes for Central as they slipped to a 7-1 loss. Wall and Hildebrand pitched well but couldn’t finish off the sweep.

The challenging weekend continued Sunday as the purple squad squared off with the Manitoba Angels in Winkler. Kennedy Funk took the loss in game one despite a complete game effort. Hailey-Jo Guffei had two hits for Central who fell 10-4. Game two was a dramatic win for the Energy, Cowan going the distance and whiffing 4 Angels. Brooklyn Friesen played the hero, hitting a three-run homer to walk off a 12-9 win and send the Energy into a second-place tie in the MPSL standings at 13-9. This weekend Central plays doubleheaders in Winnipeg and Brandon as they gear up for a run at first place.


The U19 Energy enjoyed a successful weekend, sweeping a pair of doubleheaders and improving their record to 10-6 in the process. The Energy rode Madison Dauphinais arm to a 11-4 win in Stonewall over the Eastman/Interlake Phillies in a game highlighted by a Ryanne Bass home run. Game two was a 6-1 win powered by Alexa Guilford’s dominance in the circle. Sunday’s trip to Brandon was more of the same, Guilford slamming the door on the Westman Magic in a 8-1 win that featured an Olivia Goderis opposite field blast. Dauphinais shut down the Magic in a 6-3 win in game two to cap a perfect weekend for the U19 squad.