Marlin Novice team earns gold in Kitchener; qualifies for provincial finals in Windsor with bronze medal finish in Mississauga

The Palmerston Marlins Novice team won its first gold medal of the season in Kitchener on June 21. The team topped Whitby, Oakville, Enniskillen, Vaughan and Napanee, losing only to Brampton and Kitchener en route to the gold.

In Mississauga from July 10 to 12 the Marlins  set out on the hunt to end up in ‘A’ division at the Provincial Women’s Softball Association Novice Qualifiers tournament.

The girls met up with Enniskillen on Friday night and recorded a 6-0 victory.

On Saturday, the girls faced off against Windsor where once again strong defensive play and some solid batting gave them the 7-2 win.  

London was their next opponent and their bats really came to life as they pulled off a 9-1 win.  

Next up was Mississauga North and for quite a while the girls held them off, but in the end Mississauga took the 4-0 victory.  

However, with a 3-1 record  the team automatically earned the bronze medal.

Their next step was to face Oakville in the semi-final game, and the team was  unable to overcome the Angels, so they ended up with a bronze medal.

The girls played strong all weekend and played a great tournament, officials say.

By taking the bronze the team is now entered in the ‘A’ division for provincials in Windsor starting July 24.