By Kathy Johnson
THE COAST GUARD
The Maritime Women’s Softball Championship has been brought home to Shelburne County by the Clark’s Harbour Foggies.
The Foggies, made up of 12 players from Shelburne County and a slugger from Yarmouth County, posted a 5-1 record in the eight-team tourney, held in Bible Hill on the Oct 4 weekend and sponsored by Slo Pitch National (SPN).
Clark’s Harbour dominated the tournament, shutting out the competition in the first three games, and winning four of the six games by the 12 run rule in the 5th inning.
The Foggies were undefeated in division play, going into the championship round against Bush Halifax with double life.
While Halifax took the first championship game by five runs, the Foggies came back with a 12-0 trouncing for the title, playing an awesome game both defensively and offensively, and giving Bush no opportunity to make a come back.
Victory was extra sweet for the Foggies, who were defeated by Bush in the 2007 provincial championship. “The Foggies were out for blood and payback, which they mastered,” said shortstop Nicole Jones, who was named tournament MVP.
While the Foggies were the team that came the furthest distance to the tournament, they were complimented on having the most fans by far. “It great to have the support from home,” said Jones, adding the fans just as much a part of the team as the players.
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