This Island we call paradise never ceases to amaze me when it comes to our young athletes and their accomplishments. On a daily basis i’m proud to say that i get to report on some amazing young Vancouver Island Athletes who not only represent our Island and province but “OUR COUNTRY” , well here we go again….Meet Tess Sawkins .
Tess Sawkins recently participated on the 16U BC Provincial Baseball team that won gold at the 16U Girls Invitational National baseball tournament in Halifax. Tess pitched the final 7 innings of the gold medal game with no runs allowed on five hits and eight strikeouts to her credit.
This is the first time in 9 years that this team has won at this event.
16U Girls Invitational
British Columbia shutout Alberta 6-0 to win Gold in Bedford. BC’s bats blasted five runs in the first two innings while holding Alberta at bay all game. Tess Sawkins tossed a complete game for BC, striking out eight and only allowing one walk. Offense was diverse amongst BC’s lineup, with six different players crossing the plate.
British Columbia went undefeated all tournament, earning their Gold Medal. The tournament was very evenly matched asides from BC’s domination, with both Québec’s squads, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia (2), and Alberta finishing with three wins.
Québec won Bronze over Nova Scotia despite an early deficit. Nova Scotia attempted to catch up with two runs in the top of the seventh, but ultimately fell 5-3.
New Brunswick 18, Prince Edward Island 6
Québec (2) 15, Nova Scotia (2) 1
Manitoba 15, Newfoundland 4
Saskatchewan 6, Ontario 4
BRONZE – Québec 5, Nova Scotia 3
GOLD – British Columbia 6, Alberta 0