U16 Langford Lightning Girls Defeat Duncan-Bryson

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Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – The Langford Lightning Girls U16 fast pitch team defeated Duncan-Bryson 15-11 Friday night in a slugfest at Evans Park in Duncan in South Vancouver Island Fast pitch action.

Langford Pitcher Brynn Coulter is dead on with this Duncan pitch in SVI Fastpitch U16 action Friday night in Duncan – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

For the Lightning, it is their second win of the young season so far, both coming at the expense of Duncan’s twin teams.

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Pitcher and third baseman Emma Eichhorn swings away at a heater looking to advance runners on base – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

The sole Langford U16 Lighting team may be starting to find their stride as unfamiliar team members at the start of the season start to gel mid-season with 7 games remaining.

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Short stop Kaley Campbell sucks up the ground ball. She would just miss the throw out at first – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

Last weekend Duncan-Bryson, squeaked out a home 9-7 victory over Peninsula for their first win of the season, avenging a 14-13 loss the week prior to the same Peninsula team.

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A strong throw from the Duncan outfield would keep Langford base runners honest – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

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Duncan certainly had an eye for the ball with a strong hitting performance in the game but not enough to keep pace with Langford – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

Langford handily dispatched Duncan-Marsh last Friday, beating the up island team   to chalk up their own first mark in the win column with a strong, team win both at the plate and on the mound.

Langford met a strong defensive performance in the opening frame, but would battle back. Langford’s bats would come alive, perhaps a testament to the new batting cages recently erected at the home field, with a two out, five run performance.  Langford’s coach Stewart Coulter, combining starting pitcher Jenaka Scorey and sustained batting attack, would tag Duncan-Bryson for 11 runs over the opening three innings.  Langford’s Scorey, taking 2/3 of an inning to find her pitching touch would be solid over the first half of the game, pitching out of trouble late to keep her Langford team ahead against a strong hitting Duncan team.

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Langford starter Jenaka Scorey would pitch 3 strong innings to keep her team in front – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

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Scorey throws the batter out after knocking down the ball hit back to her – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

Brynn Coulter would come in in relief of Scorey in the fourth, looking to shut down a surging Duncan side. Duncan would attempt to make a game of it late, with a few well-timed long balls to pull within 4 runs. Coulter would end Duncan’s come back bid, retiring the side late in the game.  The game, all but decided, would be called on time and a lack of available daylight, giving Langford the win.

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Brynn Coulter came in in relief to shut down a Duncan comeback attempt – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

In a brief post-game conversation with Coach Coulter, he would comment on his team’s play, “ We’re making steady progress. Our hitting is getting better, and our defense is also showing improvement. Our play is on its way up (gesturing with his hand).”

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Coach Coulter of Langford looks over his rotation, putting all the winning pieces in place – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

Langford improves to 2-5 on the season. Next up for Langford will be second place Central Saanich, in an away game Wednesday May 6th at 6:30 pm.

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