Rage fastball teams provincial bound

Local teams playing well as they wrap up their regular season play

The U-16 Rage fastball team celebrates their recent gold medal win in Port Alberni

The U-16 Rage fastball team celebrates their recent gold medal win in Port Alberni

Most times, success and “Rage” don’t mix but there’s been plenty of success following the Oceanside Rage fastball teams so far this season as they gear up towards their respective provincial tournaments.

Just last week, the U-16 Rage fastball team brought home gold from a tournament held in Port Alberni.

It was their final tournament of the season before the team heads off to Kamloops for the provincials.

“We’re very proud of our girls,” Sharon Morton said.

“We’re going to be holding a bottle drive on June 28 to help get some funding going for our trip to the provincials in Kamloops.”

Any donations through the bottle depot can be made under the team name “Oceanside U16 Rage Fastball.”

The U16 squad hasn’t been the only one making headlines on their way to provincials either.

The U19c Rage fastball team was over in the Lower Mainland earlier in the month, going 4 and 0 through round robin play.

A solid defence and some hot hitting took the Rage through the playoffs, beating South Surrey 11-4.

That put them in the finals against the defending provincial champion team from Ridge Meadows.

In the end, the Rage pulled off the upset, winning 8-6 to capture the gold medal.

“Opposing coaches and umpires commented throughout the weekend what a defensively sound and outstanding hitting team we had,” coach Greg Roy said.

“We played well and rose to the occasion in the final, it was great.”

The U19 Rage team members have been preparing for exams in school.

They will then switch their focus back to the fastball field for the provincials in Kelowna, which take place in July.