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Langford girls hope third time’s the charm

The Langford Lightning Lizards peewee C fastball team hopes to continue its winning ways at the provincials next week.

The Langford Lightning Lizards peewee C fastball team hopes to continue its winning ways at the provincials next week.

The same group of 12 girls have been playing together for the past three seasons and have yet to lose a game.

The peewee C team finished this season 19-0 and is now gearing up to go to Richmond, July 6 to 8.

“It’s a lot of work, it’s not like we are just breezing through every game,” said Taelor Barwis, the 13-year-old who plays second base.

“Our team is pretty good, I don’t see any flaws,” added outfielder Kayla Williams,13.

Many of the girls have been playing ball together since they were five and when it comes to practising, they often spend as much time chatting as working on skills.

“Focus is the main struggle,” said team manager Leah Barwis.

But, with provincials around the corner, the girls have stepped up their game and are practising every night.

“We have to eat healthy food and drink lots of water. If we don’t eat healthy our coach will go into a frenzy,” Williams said.

With all the extra effort going in this year, the team is looking for some better results than they have had in the past. The team has qualified for provincials for the past three years. Last year, they placed eighth and the year before fifth.

“I have a feeling that this year we will place (in the top),” said 14-year old infielder Chris Malone.

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