BRIAN BATES Special to The Standard SCUGOG: Port Perry Angels 15U Tier 1 team continued its winning ways earning a gold medal at the Ajax PanJam 17U Tier 2 tournament. Port Perry competed in the B side after completing the preliminary round with two wins and two losses. The Angels' losses came at the hands of Milton and Cobourg, with wins against Kitchener and Ottawa/Port Perry, entered the elimination round and went undefeated to capture the gold. Kaley Doerfler pitched the team to victory in the first elimination game, winning 10-3 against the Mississauga North Tigers.
Offensive power was supplied by Kaitlyn Hancock, Ave Marshall, Rylie Shanley, Julia Stewart, Marissa Grainger and Jordynne McClurg, all having multiple hits & runs.
The semi-final game against Etobicoke saw the Angels put on a clinic of hitting led by Jordynne McClurg, Joclynne Jeffery & Darby Oakes. Kaitlyn Hancock went the distance on the mount for Port to receive the win.
Winning this game set the stage for a rematch with the familiar foe, the Kitchener Klassics, in the finals.
This game was a carbon copy of previous meetings between these two teams, with Kitchener taking an early lead of 5 runs. Only to have Port Perry come from behind to erase the deficit and ultimately coming out on top, winning 11-6.
Kaley Doerfler came in to relieve Marissa Grainger after Marissa was hit by a hard line drive, taking it off the shin bone. She would luckily later walk it off". Contributing to the win offensively was Ava Marshall hitting a triple and home run, followed by Darby Oakes, Kaitlyn Hancock, Julia Stewart, Erin Correa and Marissa Grainger; all scoring runs off their bats.
In spite of having several key injuries, the team is displaying steady pitching, with strong offence and outstanding defence to continue their winning ways.