An innovative solution by the Host Committee moved the 2016 CCSA National Championships indoors, when cold snowy weather prevented the games being held outside.
The University of Saskatchewan won the 2016 CSSA national championship in exciting fashion, beating the previously undefeated University of Western Ontario Mustangs 1-0 in 9 innings in the championship final.
A brilliant catch by U of S right fielder Carly Zultok kept the score tied in the bottom of the 8th inning and the U of S took the momentum into the 9th. In the 9th, All-star Short Stop Dana Lahti hit in her sister Claire from 3rd for what turned out to be the winning run. It was the only run given up all weekend by Championship MVP Rae Jacques. The Championship’s Top Pitcher Kailey Strouts, did the rest in the bottom of the 9th as she got Western in order to earn the 9 inning shut out.
The University of Regina Cougars beat Fanshawe Falcons 3-0 to win the bronze medal.
The Championship All- stars were announced following Pool play. Congratulations to:
Fielder – Jenna Pierce – St Clair Saints
Fielder – Megan Lumley – St Clair Saints
Fielder – Rachel Dotzert – Fanshawe Falcons
3rd Base – Kady Hawkins – Fanshawe Falcons
Short Stop – Dana Lahti – University of Saskatchewan
2nd Base – Jaimie Clarke – Durham Lords
1st Base – Robyn Wood – Western Ontario Mustangs
Catcher – Mikaila Etheridge – University of Regina Cougars
Pitcher – Rae Jacques – Western Ontario Mustangs
Utility – Courtney Reynolds – Western Ontario Mustangs
Awards for the whole championship were presently after the Gold Medal Game
Championship Top Hitter – Courtney Reynolds Western Ontario Mustangs
Championship Top Pitcher – Kailey Strouts – University of Saskatchewan
Championship MVP – Rae Jacques Western Ontario Mustangs