Fireworks open U16 Revolution's season

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   U16 girls open their fastball season with pair of wins over UTM GTA North



Sunday, July 4, 2021 

BOLTON, Ont. - There were a lot of fireworks, but it had nothing to with the ones exploding in a night sky.

The offence for the D1 Revolution U16 girls sparkled on the diamond, as the local fastball team won both games of a double-header against UTM GTA North Revolution, 16-5 and 4-1.

Karlee Curran had a RBI double and RBI triple to lead the Revolution, in the opening game 4-1 win.

After Lexi Sawyer reached second base with a double, Megan Peacock had a two bagger of own her to score Sawyer. Torie Windle picked up a RBI on a fielder's choice.

In game two, the Revolution rocketed out to a 11-1 lead after two innings, highlighted by a Zoe Fishback two-run triple. Fishback would return with another triple in the fifth inning.

Sawyer drove in three runs with a double and a single and walked twice. Peacock delivered three RBI singles and drew one free pass to first base.
Curran and Chloe Hocquard, both had a single and a run scoring double.

Avyree Sherman pushed in runs with a single and one of her two walks to first base. Tess McCallum had a RBI single. Brooke Seifried watched eight pitches go by her for balls resulting in a pair of free passes down to first base.

The Revolution is an elite fastball association, started this year by Mark McCallum and Courtney Gilbert, featuring two tournament teams, U19 and U16.

Gilbert, a former first team all-star infielder with the University of Detroit Mercy Titans, coaches the U16 Revolution. Gilbert was also a member of the Canadian Junior National team during the summer of 2015, helping Canada to its highest finish at the Junior World Championships.

D1 visits London Wednesday and host Brantford for two games in Sweaburg on Friday, starting at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, July 11th at Sweaburg, D1 host two games of a Provincial Women's Softball Association (PWSA) U16 West bracket playoff series versus LaSalle. First pitch of game one is 1 p.m.