The Surrey Storm 97A has dedicated their recent runner-up finish at the the Canadian Pride & Power girls softball tournament to the memory of their coach.
Kassandra Kaulius died in a car accident last month while on her way home after coaching the Pee Wee team at a game at Cloverdale Athletic Park.
With her parents in attendance at the tournament, also in Cloverdale, the Storm won four of five round robin games to qualify for the playoff round. They then defeated the Victoria Devils (5-4) and the Fraser Valley Fusion (4-2) before losing 8-1 to the Delta Heat in the final.
Outstanding pitching efforts came from Michaela Moore and Tyler Lapeyre, with Vanessa Patrignani performing well as catcher.
Shaelyn Ogilvie, Raelyn Radovich, Janey Thomas, Taylor Uyeno, Charlotte McNair, Téa Graf, Daniella Vilio, and Danielle Martyniuk were offensive standouts. Olivia Bridge and Kelly Halverson also played well for the Storm.