SURREY – Hard work and extra training paid off in gold for the Cloverdale Fury girls, who are coming off a superb performance at the Supermite fastpitch provincials in Burnaby.
This year, Cloverdale Minor Fastpitch Association ran a hybrid supermite program for girls born in 2005. The hope was the girls would benefit from the extra training and be competitive at the Squint Lake Provincials.
It worked. The team entered four tournaments and played in the championship game in all of them. They finished second in their first two tourneys but in Richmond, they got their first first-place medal, despite being considered considerable underdogs to the likes of perennial power houses Ridge Meadows, Tri Cities and defending champions North Langley.
The trophy win was the first in Cloverdale Minor Fastpitch Association’s history.
The Fury future is bright in Cloverdale – as a result of the team’s success this year, the Cloverdale Fury name will now be represented in girls fastpitch rep A league with this 2005 team, the first-ever Cloverdale rep A team.
Tryouts to fill the roster for this group will be in the beginning of September.