The Winkler Storm captured Softball Manitoba's Provincial U13 "A" Championship this past weekend at Buhler Recreational Park in Winnipeg.
The Storm reeled off eight straight wins in earning the Provincial title.
Winkler defeated McDonald’s Huskies (Brandon) 15-2; beat BoniVital Flash Blue 14-1; shutdown Northwest Purple 8-0 and blanked Boissevain 13-0.
The Storm won their playoff opener 8-1 over Deloraine and then beat Corydon 15-3 in the quarterfinals; downed Stonewall 9-1 in the semifinals and defeated Ste. Rose 15-3 in the gold medal game.
Storm pitchers combined to strike out 72 batters on the weekend.
It's the second time in three weeks a Winkler softball team has captured provincial gold.
The Winkler Panthers went undefeated and won the U11 "A" championship at Buhler Recreational Park in Winnipeg on the June 23rd, 24th & 25th weekend.
Winkler Storm 2023 Provincial U13 "A" Softball Champions
Front Row: Megan Krahn & Taylor Friesen
Second Row: Shayna Driedger, Blaine Wiebe, Kylie Wiebe & Ashley Dyck
Third Row: Renna Toews, Kelsey Dyck, Brielle Wolfe, Aria Giesbrecht, Brynn Thiessen & coach Mike Dyck
Back Row: Coaches Dan Giesbrecht, Jody Wiebe & Dale Toews
Clayton Dreger asked Winkler Storm coach Mike Dyck how it felt to win the Provincial Championship banner