Two in a row for the Thrifty Orcas
At the B.C. Provincial Seniors Games held in the West Kootenays from Aug. 17 to 20, the Thrifty Foods Orcas Mixed slo-pitch softball team from Parksville undefeated on route to the medal rounds.
There, the locals beat Vancouver, 7-4, in the final to capture its second consecutive gold medal.
The Orcas opened with an 11-4 victory over one of the Prince George teams and then manhandled the rest of the field with convincing victories over a second Prince George team, Burnaby, Vancouver and Creston.
In round robin play Thrifty Foods outscored their opponents with an impressive for and against of 80 to 21.
The local team will reunite to play in Burnaby next year and they hope to accomplish a threepeat in their quest for gold.