Marlins win gold in Eastern Canadian championships

The Palmerston Marlins Bantam girls team brought home gold from the Eastern Canadian Fastball Championships in Iberville, Quebec last week.

The Marlins defeated  teams from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and their Ontario rivals from LaSalle, to capture the championship.

The team opened with wins over Newfoundland, Quebec and New Brunswick, then lost its first semi-final game against LaSalle 2-1. The Palmerston girls had to battle back on Sunday and beat KV Dynamite from New Brunswick 5-2.

The Marlins then faced off against LaSalle again in a very close gold medal game. The final game was tied 1-1 until the fourth inning, when the Marlins’ bats came alive with three runs, making the score  4-1. LaSalle tried to rally but managed only one more run.

“The crowd went wild with the third out (in the) bottom of the seventh, as the Palmerston Marlins captured gold,” stated team officials.

They added the team wants to thank its sponsors, as well as the players’ family and friends, for the support.

“It truly was an amazing experience to represent your province and community and do them proud,” officials state.