Firecrackers win: Bear River ladies annual softball game for fire dept


Published on July 22, 2016
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<p>Lucy Musky of the Fire Crackers winds up to smash one over the fence at the annual ladies softball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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Published on 22 July 2016

<p>Cindy Theriault of the Fire Crackers stretches for an out at the annual ladies softball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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<p>Amina Effindy of the Fire Crackers winds up to smash one over the fence at the annual ladies softball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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Published on 22 July 2016

<p>Bear River firefighter Justin Stanton and his children Jax and Kyleigh had good seats for the annual ladies softball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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<p>Karen Hewey of the Fire Crackers winds up to smash one over the fence at the annual ladies softball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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<p>Toni Pfeffer of the Cherry Pits rounds third and heads for home at the annual ladies softball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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Published on 22 July 2016

<p>Heather Robicheau of the Fire Crackers loses the ball on the bounce enabling Tina Guest to tag up at first.</p>

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<p>Lucy Musky pitched for the Fire Crackers at the annual ladies softball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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<p>Laura Milton of the Cherry Pits winds up to smash one over the fence at the annual ladies softball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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<p>Heather Robicheau of the Fire Crackers winds up to smash one over the fence at the annual ladies softball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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Published on 22 July 2016

<p>Umpire Gerry Chute looks after home plate between innings at the annual ladies softball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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<p>Cindy Theriault of the Fire Crackers winds up to smash one over the fence at the annual ladies softball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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<p>Katie Hewey of the Fire Crackers makes solid contact with the softball at the annual ladies ball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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<p>Tina Guest makes a quick back hand snag on a line drive at the annual ladies softball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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<p>Amina Effindy chases one down for the out at the annual ladies softball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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<p>Toni Pfeffer of the Cherry Pits winds up to smash one over the fence at the annual ladies softball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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Published on 22 July 2016

<p>Heather Charlton collects a donation from Barry Trimper for the Bear River Fire Department at the annual ladies softball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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Published on 22 July 2016

<p>Karen Hewey winds up to smash one over the fence at the annual ladies softball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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Published on 22 July 2016

<p>Aminda Effendy scored the tying run and Cindy Theriault won it for the Fire Crackers off the 2-RBI hit from Heather Robicheau at the annual ladies softball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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Published on 22 July 2016

<p>Safe, says Gerry Chute and the Fire Crackers win the second annual ladies softball game in Bear River July 21.</p>

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BEAR RIVER – Bottom of the seventh and the Fire Crackers come to bat down by seven runs.

Looked like it was all over but the crying.

Never mind the seventh was the final inning, never mind it was all you can eat – meaning no limit on the number of runs that could be scored – the Fire Crackers had only managed four runs all game.

And then it happened.

The bases were loaded. Then one out. Then a run, then another. And another.

Sandbagging? Late bloomers?

Somehow, some way the Fire Crackers clawed back to within one.

Until finally, with still just one out and two on base, Heather Robicheau smashed a hard shot down the right field foul line to drive in runs by Amina Effindy and Cindy Theriault – the tying and the winning runs.

[Video of the winning hit and runs and ensuing celebration]

And just like that the Fire Crackers pulled off an eight-run rally to beat the Cherry Pits 12-11 in the second annual ladies softball game for the Bear River Fire Department.

It was the second win for the Fire Crackers in a pre-Cherry Carnival tradition that got its start last year as a way to raise money for the fire department.

Last year the canteen sales and boot drive brought in $600. This year they made $694.95 plus the Royal Bank donated another $1,000 to make a $1,694.95 total.

[Bear River Firecrackers beat the Cherry Pits in 2105 baseball fundraiser]

***The Bear River Cherry Carnival*** is tomorrow Saturday, July 23 starting with breakfast and then the children’s parade at 9:30 a.m.

[Cherry Carnival: Bear River celebrates summer with dunk tank, greased pole and street parade]

jriley@digbycourier.ca