WCSA teams played in Kelowna, BC and Regina, SK for Regional Rivalry weekend. In Regina, SAIT, Saskatchewan, and Regina battled for 9 games with lots of offense and hitting. In seven of the games, the winning team had at least 8 runs with four games the winner scoring 10 or more. Saskatchewan had the best performance overall with 5 wins and 1 loss, but the competition is wide-open with all teams competing hard and winners decided by the smallest of margins.
In the west, UVic, Calgary, and UBCO played under the sunshine in Kelowna to even results. Early in the season these teams are showing that matchups matter and individual strengths against each other. UBCO came in to the weekend undefeated and opened the games on Friday with an intense 7 to 7 tie with UVic featuring three home runs. High Noon Park in Kelowna favors long ball hitters, and there were several big hits over the weekend. The UVic Vikes have a tradition of a player wearing a viking helmet after a home run, and the helmet was out several times! UVic has shown to be a matchup nightmare for UBCO winning two other games against them. Calgary won the weekend with three wins against Victoria and two losses against UBCO. Chloe Maher hit a grand slam for Calgary. These three teams have interesting matchups against each other, and it will be exciting to see how the coaches adjust as the season goes on.
Next week the games are in Lethbridge at Softball Valley.
Standings after the third weekend: