© John DeCoste
Jennifer Poirier of the West Kings senior girls’ slo-pitch team makes contact during semifinal action at the NSSAF D-1 girls’ provincial tournament June 12 in Kentville. West Kings, the Western Region runner-up behind NKEC, lost their semifinal 11-1 to the eventual provincial champs from South Colchester Academy, but, despite the result, coach Kathy Lutz said she was “very pleased we were able to make it to the final four.”
BY JOHN DECOSTE
Kings County Advertiser/Register
Both West Kings and Northeast Kings fell short in their quest to win a provincial girls’ slo-pitch championship in a provincial tournament that ended up taking two weekends to complete.
West Kings, Yarmouth, J.L. Ilsley and top-ranked South Colchester Academy had qualified for the playoff round when the tournament, originally being played in Yarmouth, was suspended due to rain June 5.
West Kings had advanced to the semifinals by finishing second in their pool behind J.L. Ilsley, defeating Glace Bay 14-9 and C.P. Allen 15-8 and losing 12-9 to J.L. Ilsley.
NKEC, competing in the other pool, lost 13-9 to Sackville and 7-3 to South Colchester. The Titans defeated Yarmouth 10-8 to finish the round robin at 2-1, but failed to qualify for the playoff round.
The provincial tournament resumed June 12 in Kentville. South Colchester trimmed West Kings 11-1 in the semifinals, then went on to capture the provincial banner with a 13-3 win over J.L. Ilsley in the final.