Posted on: August 23, 2016

Two Westbank teams win Canadian Native Fastball Championship divisions


It was a winning weekend for two Westbank fastball teams, the Westbank Jewels and Westbank Cardinals, that competed at the Canadian Native Fastball Championships in Prince George from July 29-31, 2016.

The Westbank Jewels played in the women's master division and finished the tournament undefeated, after having played some nail-biting, tense games. The team edged out the KoKo QTs of Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan in the final with a 7-6 win.

The Westbank Cardinals, for the second consecutive year, placed first in the men's senior division. They were also undefeated, finishing the final game with a 5-2 victory over the NB Petro Hawks of Regina, Saskatchewan. This was the third National Championship victory in four years for the Cardinals.

Many of the players from both teams took home individual awards.

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Top Pitcher: Crystal
MVP: Stacey

Senior Men's Awards

Third Base: Chris Wilson
Shortstop: Jesse Potskin
Left Field: Vegas Antoine
MVP: Caleb Keeshig
Cory Potskin Memorial Award for Top Utility Player: Dude Bomberry

Fastball is still alive and well at Westbank. Congratulations to both teams!