Central Energy U15 Wins Wheat City Classic Tournament

The U15 Energy squad traveled to Brandon to compete in the Wheat City Classic tournament. The club showed their great bats, strong defense, and solid pitching all weekend as they went undefeated.

Game one on Friday saw Kennedy Funk and Taylor Wall split pitching duties, combining for 11 strikeouts. Multiple players smacked two hits each to drive enough offense for the 6-2 victory.

Game two was a tough battle against the Moose Jaw Ice. This game saw drastic momentum swings and lead changes, eventually ending in a 12-12 tie. Addison Nikkel worked 5.1 innings from the circle fanning 6 batters and allowing 10 hits. Wall helped pitching at the end of the last inning. Wall, Nikkel and Funk led the offense with 3 hits each, including 4 RBIs from Funk. Mya Richard also showed her power with a home run.

Energy’s bats remained strong with an 8-0 victory over White Butte Storm in game three. Wall led the offense with 2 hits and 2 RBIs, while Shyanne Goertzen managed pitching duties with a full game shutout performance, striking out 3 batters and allowing 4 hits.

The semifinal game was a tough matchup against the home team and rival Westman Magic, which Central would win 5-2. Energy opened the scoring in the second inning as Richard hit a solo home run to center field. Nikkel earned the win, giving up six hits and two runs (one earned) over seven innings, striking out four. Bree Pearce led the team with three hits.

That set up the final game and a rematch with the Moose Jaw Ice. Richard collected three hits in three at bats, as Central Energy defeated Moose Jaw Ice 8-1. Richard doubled in the first inning, singled in the fourth inning, and singled in the third inning.

Central got on the board in the top of the first inning after Richard doubled, and Funk singled, each scoring one run. A single by Goertzen, a single by Pearce, and an error helped Central extend their early lead in the third.

Wall earned the win allowing three hits and one run over five innings pitched, striking out three and walking one.

The club gets back to league action this weekend in Stonewall on Saturday and La Salle on Sunday.


Central Energy U17 Capture Second Place at Wheat City Classic Tournament

The U17 club showed their strong play all weekend, winning every game except the final in commanding fashion.

Game one featured three hits and three RBIs from Brooklyn Friesen in the 10-3 win against the South East Sun Devils. Heidi Reimer and Gabbi Hildebrand teamed up to pitch a strong game, striking out three and six batters, respectively.

The Energy saw a familiar foe in the Westman Magic in game two. Central came out on top 6-2, led by a strong full game of pitching by Hildebrand. Christina VanDeVelde put up two hits and two RBIs to lead the offense.

Central continued their strong play beating the Twin City Angels 7-2 in game three. Kara Buhler and Hailey-Jo Guffei each collected two hits and two RBIs. Karli Toews and Nelia Fehr split pitching duties, each striking out 6 batters.

Central dominated the Dickinson Diamonds by a score of 8-1 in game four. Buhler collected four hits in four at bats while adding 2 RBIs. Molly Cowan handled pitching duties, striking out seven in the full 6 inning game.

The Energy saw another familiar team in the semifinal, beating the Winnipeg Lightning 11-7. Multiple players got two hits each with a well-rounded offense. Reimer started the game from the circle pitching two innings, with Karli Toews coming in relief and she finished off the remaining 4 innings, allowing 1 run and fanning 3 batters.

Sunday's final game against Twin City Angels was a heartbreaker for Central Energy, as they lost the lead late in a 2-0 defeat. Both teams were strong in the circle Central’s starting pitcher Fehr surrendered seven hits and two runs (zero earned) over seven innings, striking out nine and walking three. Emma Frisky started in the circle for Twin City Angels. She gave up two hits and zero runs over seven innings, striking out 12 and walking two. Buhler and Molly Conrad each got one hit in the pitching duel.


Central Energy U13 Sweep Doubleheader vs Winnipeg Lightning

Kylie Wiebe drove in four runs on three hits to lead Central Energy U13 past Winnipeg Lightning 17-2 on Sunday at Riel Park. Wiebe doubled in the second inning, scoring two runs, and singled in the third inning, scoring two.

Wiebe stepped in the circle first for Central. The starting pitcher allowed one hit and one run (zero earned) over three innings, striking out seven and walking one. Lindsay French appeared in relief pitching one inning while allowing three hits and striking out three.

Central Energy amassed nine hits and fifteen walks in the game to drive their offense.

Game 2 of the doubleheader saw Central Energy get on the board early and they never looked back on their way to a 12-5 win. Bianca Lanthier led the offense in this one, going 2 for 3 at the plate with two RBIs. Central flipped the game on its head in the top of the third, scoring six runs on three hits to take a 9-4 lead. The biggest blow in the inning was a double by Lanthier that drove in two.

French led things off in the circle for the Energy. The right-handed pitcher gave up two hits and four runs (one earned) over two innings, striking out three and walking three. Beaudry English helped with pitching duties going one inning and only allowing one hit. Kelsey Dyck finished off the game going two innings and allowing one hit and fanned 3 batters.

Next up for Central Energy U13 is a tournament in Minot, ND this weekend.

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