Local senior softball team wins regional championship - Aug. 24, 2017
BY DENNY SCOTT
The Blyth Senior Softball team finished out their season with a big win at the 55+ Southwest Regional Games last week.
Held at the Clearwater Community Centre in Sarnia on Aug. 16, the tournament saw the team, which pulls talent from across the area, face off against opponents from southwestern Ontario.
The squad first faced off against Stratford and earned the local squad a 6-4 win. They then bested Kitchener 4-2, London 2 by a score of 13-4 and London 1 by a score of 5-2 for the championship to go through the tournament undefeated.
The team earned their berth in the championship by winning a tournament in Stratford in June. The win allowed them to represent District 29 Huron Perth.
Next year, the squad will aim for the bi-annual provincial championship.
The team includes Jim Richards, Jamie Scott, Rob Shaddick, Merv Knechtel, Dave Sleightholm, Bruce Sheardown, Ken Scott, Gord Machan, Mike Horley, Cindy Holland, Gayle Beuermann, Phil Beard and Brian Stanley.