Marlins win bronze at qualifiers

It was a hot sunny weekend in Mississauga from July 10 to 12, and the Palmerston Novice Marlins were ready to play some ball as they set out on the hunt to end up in “A” division for provincials at the Provincial Women’s Softball Association Novice Qualifiers tournament.

The girls met up with Enniskillen on Friday night to start things off and they definitely brought their game faces for this one, as they 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 here as they pulled off a 9-1 win over the London Lightning.  

Next on the mound 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 unfortunately the girls were 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 they are now entered in the “A” division for Provincials which will take place in Windsor starting July 24.