Assistant coach Darren Reisig

Assistant coach Darren Reisig

Peninsula Power through to provincials

The Peninsula Power ‘97 team is headed to provincials after winning the South Vancouver Island Peewee B District Softball Championships.

The Peninsula Power ‘97 team is headed to provincials after winning the South Vancouver Island Peewee B District Softball Championships.

Head coach Tom Lebbetter attributes the success to “hard work and a real dedication to the game.”

The girls softball team won on home turf defeating Strawberry Vale in the final at Rotary Park in North Saanich.

Strong teamwork and good leadership on and off the field led to successes this season that included a third place finish in a Port Alberni tournament, followed by a recent second place at Softball City (Surrey) tournament.

“I think that they are a team that sticks together and they tend to play a lot of their best ball when their backs are against the wall … they’re fighters,” Lebbetter said.

A supportive team surrounding the dozen players doesn’t hurt either.

“When you have great parents on board it sure helps,” Lebbetter said.

The Peninsula Power will head to provincial championships from July 14 to 17 in Richmond. “We just want to compete, that’s our goal,” Lebbetter said. “Hopefully good things happen after that.”

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