The Surrey Storm kept their undefeated streak intact last weekend, en route to a national U14 fastpitch title.
The Surrey Storm 2001A team captured the Canadian championship Sunday, after a 2-1 extra-innings win over Delta Heat 2001.
The Storm – who won a provincial title last month, without losing a game – stayed perfect at nationals, which were held in Victoria Aug. 5-9.
Surrey rolled through the round-robin portion of the tournament with six straight victories, then tallied playoff victories over Ontario’s Waterloo Ghosts, 10-5, and the host Victoria Devils, 7-0, before squaring off against Delta in the final.
In the title game, Surrey took a slim 1-0 lead into the seventh inning, but the Heat tied the game on a Storm error, sending the game to extra innings.
In the ninth, Surrey’s Rachel Drewitt led off with a single, and then, with two outs, a single from teammate Kianna Jones scored Drewitt to win the game.
Storm head coach Mark Riske said the dramatic victory was a “real character builder” for his group, which throughout the season was used to winning games by large margins.
“It was a great way to end a pretty magical year for us,” he said. “We’re really thrilled.”