Alisha Welsh of the Surrey Storm '95 makes a play at second base against the Abbotsford Outlaws during the provincial championship tournament last month at Cloverdale Athletic Park. The Storm competed at the national championship tournament last week.

Storm eliminated in playoff at softball nationals

Surrey team falls to White Rock Renegades, Quebec Rebelles

After finishing atop their group in the round robin, the Surrey Storm ’95 lost two straight playoff games and have bee eliminated from the under-18 women’s fast pitch championship tournament in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

The Storm, with a 5-1 won-lost record, finished atop the standings in the Black Pool to earn the top-seed for the double knockout playoff.

But just 24 hours after playoff began, the Storm were out.

The defending national champion White Rock Renegades, who defeated the Storm in the B.C. championship tournament last month in Cloverdale, blanked Surrey 3-0 in the first playoff game for both teams Friday morning.

Kendra Goodman and Kelsey Hari each hit a single for the Storm, the only two hits the team managed off White Rock pitcher and national team member Sara Groenewegen.

The Renegades made the most of their six singles off Storm pitcher Tori Belton, who also allowed a pair of walks while striking out five Renegades.

A day later against the Quebec Rebelles, Surrey lost a heartbreaker 4-3. Although outhit 12-4 over the seven-inning game, the Story battle back from a two-run deficit to tie the game 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth. Emma Entzminger scored from third on a wild pitch, then Chelsea Jenner scored on an infield out by Alisha Welch. Quebec had only one hit in the seventh, but it was a game-winning solo home run.

Jenner and Entzminger  finished one-two in the batting race during the round robin, Jenner hitting .684 while Enzminger batter .600. Jenner had a tournament-best 13 hits, and Entzminger was tops in RBIs with 11 and runs scored with eight.

Seven players from the Storm roster will be playing at the university level next season. They include Jenner (San Jose State University), Kennedy Hewer (Gordon State College in Barnsville, Georgia), Goodman (Simon fraser University), Welsh (Umass Lowell in Lowell, Massachusetts), Anna Battison (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida), Andrea Sidor (Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut), and Lindsey Ogilvie (University of British Columbia).

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