By Darryl G. Smart
The D1 Revolution have punched their ticket to the Provincial Women’s Softball Association 16U Tier 1 championship. And they did it in dramatic fashion.
On Thursday night in Sweaburg, the Revolution needed one win against the Halton Hawks, in a possible two-game scenario to earn a berth to Saturday’s provincial final. Heading into the West Bracket final, D1 Revolution earned double life because of its undefeated record.
The Hawks jumped out early and forced a second game thanks to a 12-2 five-inning win over the Revolution.
Brooke Seifried went 2-for-2 to lead the Revolution offense. Sarah Stewart, Megan Peacock, Lex Sawyer and Karlee Curran all collected hits as well.
As a team the Revolution collected six hits, 2 RBI and walked twice.
In the second game, the Revolution bounced back in a big way and hammered out nine hits en route to a 6-4 win over the Hawks to claim the West Bracket title.
Chloe Hocquard was fantastic on the mound for the Revolution pitching a complete seven-inning game. She allowed four runs on six hits and struck out two. She was just as effective at the plate, going 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Torie Windle also had a great game with a diving catch-turned into a double play, as well as going 2-for-4 at the plate with a single and a triple and one RBI.
Curran was a brick wall behind the plate in the catcher position, keeping everything in front of her. Her bat was also hot, going t 2-for-4 at the plate with 1 RBI.
Peacock, Sawyer, and Seifried all collected one hit and one RBI.
Defensively, the Revolution supported Hocquard with sound defence. In the seventh inning and none out with the bases loaded, Hocquard, Curran and Avyree Sherman combined for a 1-2-3 double play to end the game.
The D1 Revolution will now hit the road and take on Cambridge for the PWSA title Saturday in a best-of-three series. Game 1 is 3pm, with Game 2 to follow at 7pm.