Central Energy U13 Gains Experience in Saskatoon

The U13 group took a weekend off from league play to travel west to compete in the Saskatoon President’s Tournament. The team had some tough competition and couldn’t quite lock in a win, but there was a lot of improvement over the weekend which the club is excited to bring back to Manitoba league play.

Game 1 had a Manitoba theme as the Westman Magic downed the Energy 7-2. Mackenzie Bartlett was a regular on the bases, collecting 3 walks. Bianca Lanthier and Collins Vrooman shared pitching duties with very solid efforts, striking out 7 and 2 batters respectively.

Game 2 saw the Energy lose 12-5 to a tough Moose Jaw Ice team. Kylie Wiebe showed her strong bat in the game, smashing her first home run of the season. Brady Wiebe started in the circle, throwing 4 innings and fanning 5 batters, and allowing 4 hits. Cassandra Lanthier pitched 1 inning, striking out 2 and allowing 6 hits.

Game 3 featured another Energy home run, this time by Hailey Baldwin, who went 2 for 3 at the plate. Despite strong pitching by Lindsay French, K Wiebe and B Wiebe, the Energy fell by a score of 8-2 to the hometown Saskatoon Lasers.

The Energy scored 10 runs against the Lloydminster Liners, however it was not enough, as the Energy eventually fell 16-10. C Lanthier led the offense, going 3 for 4 at the plate with 2 RBIs. K Wiebe also got on base 3 times with 1 RBI hit and 2 walks. Kelsey Dyck, Vrooman and B Lanthier all threw from the circle in the contest.

Central Energy U13 returns to league play this weekend, looking to improve their 1-5 record.

Central Energy U15 

Central Energy snatched the lead late in their 5-4 victory over Westman Magic on Sunday. The game was tied at four in the bottom of the sixth when Taylor Wall hit a solo home run to center field. Wall earned the win for Central Energy U15. The reliever allowed zero hits and zero runs over one and one-third innings, striking out two and walking one. Shyanne Goertzen stepped in the circle first for Central, surrendering seven hits and four runs (zero earned) over five and two-thirds innings, striking out one and walking one. Taryn Toews, Sinead Convery, and Goertzen each collected two hits for the Energy. Convery went 2-for-3 at the plate as she led the team with two runs batted in. Central Energy displayed strong defense all game and turned two double plays. Quinn Twordik went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the Magic in hits.

Game two of the day was a heartbreaker for Central Energy, as they lost the lead late in a 9-8 defeat. Kennedy Funk started in the circle for Central, allowing six hits and three runs over four innings. Wall pitched in relief, going two innings, allowing six runs (three earned) on five hits. Central Energy piled up eight hits in the game including two each by Toews and Richard. Toews also collected 2 RBIs in the contest. The Energy defense once again showed their skill, turning a double play in the game. Westman tallied 11 hits in the game, including Jayce Whiteside going 3-for-3 at the plate.

Central Energy U15 sits second in the Manitoba Premier Softball League standings with a 4-2 record and will rest up with an off weekend coming up.

Energy U17 Squad Defeats Manitoba Angels

Central Energy was victorious against Manitoba Angels on Sunday. The Angels opened the scoring in the third after Brynn Cancilla laid down a sacrifice bunt, scoring one run. Brooklyn Friesen homered to center field, which helped Central tie the game at one in the top of the fourth. A double by Nelia Fehr gave Central the lead, 2-1, in the top of the fifth. Maddy Friesen led things off in the circle for Central. The starting pitcher gave up three hits and one run (zero earned) over four innings, striking out five and walking one. Karli Toews appeared in relief for Central who closed out the game for a 5-3 win. Central Energy collected 10 hits in the game, with Friesen and Molly Conrad each smacking two hits.

Game two included another powerful performance from Brooklyn Friesen. Friesen hit two home runs and drove in five as the Energy defeated the Angels 10-0. Central scored seven runs in the second inning on the way to victory. Molly Cowan stepped in the circle for Central, giving up only two hits and zero runs over four innings, striking out two.

Central Energy U17 is enjoying a 7-2 record, good enough for first place currently in the MPSL standings.