The Portage Collegiate Saints fastpitch team impressed many fans this weekend at their home tournament. PCI played in five games at Rotary Republic of Manitobah Park this weekend and picked up two wins, two losses, and a tie.
After losing their first regular season game of the year, left fielder Alexis Waldner says this was a great way to get back on track.
"I think the tournament really helped us grow as a team, and it brought us together," Waldner explains. "We know what our strengths and weaknesses are now. We still have a lot to work on but we learned a lot about our team and did really well."
Waldner believes the biggest strength of their team is the camaraderie, as they are a close group that knows how to pump up one another. She notes their defence has been the strong point on the diamond to this point.
The Saints finished the tournament with a +7 run differential, and both their losses came by just three runs. Waldner was very happy to be able to have a big tournament like this on their home field.
"It was nice. I think it was the first time in a couple of years that we were able to do the tournament," Waldner continues. "It's always good to be at home playing in it."
The Saints will be hitting the road tomorrow as they resume their regular season and take on the W.C. Miller Aces. PCI is back at home on Thursday.