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Compuware Report-Midget Vallance

Posted on: June 21st, 2012 by midget1

The Guelph Peak Performance Midget Gators took part in the prestigious Compuware Showcase tournament over the weekend south of the border. In the 32 team event the Peak girls had a very solid showing finishing 9th among 32 selected teams and were the top Canadian team in their category at finish time.

The Peak girls opened up with a tight 2-1 win over the Michigan Bulldogs on Thursday afternoon. Jessica Turnbull got the victory on the mound allowing only 3 htis and striking out 4. At the place Rachelle Washkevich’s two run single in the second held up as the winning blow scoring Sam McMahon and Amy Campagnolo who reached ahead of her. Aaliyah Davidson chipped in with a pair of hits as well.

Next the Gators rallied with a 6 run rally in the 6th for an improbable 8-7 victory over the Ohio Wolfpack to remain undefeated in pool play. Emily Cava drilled a long two out 3 run homer to cap the comeback after Turnbull had a two RBI hit and Alanna Hentges chipped in with another two out single to get them close.  Campagnolo hung in to get the win over coming a tough start aided by 3 locals errors.

Next up the Peak ladies squeaked by the Naperville (Illinois) Diamonds 2-1 to win their pool. Alissa Petrosoniak got the complete game win here scattering 5 hits and fanning 5 as well. Washkevich again played the hero role with a 2 out single to centre scoring Campagnolo who had led off the last inning with a double to left.

In the elimination round the Gator girls struggled against the Moran Valley team from Pennsylvania but did enough for a 5-4 win. Turnbull allowed 9 hits but did strike out 5 and escaped numerous jams. Cava had a key 2 run single in the 5 run 3rd which decided things while Washkevich and Tori Patteson also singled during that inning.

Next Up the Peak girls opened up Saturday with a hard fought 1-0 decision over the Browns Fastpitch team of Michigan. Campagnolo had one of her best outings on the mound against a solid hitting squad allowing only 5 hits and getting some fine defensive support especially by 3rd baseman Davidson to escape 2 jams. Cava would score the winning run in the bottom of the 7th on a wild pitch while the Browns club tried to intentionally walk Davidson. Melissa Cook was the only Gator with 2 hits in this game.

The Gator ladies next drew the host Compuware team and dropped a tough 2-0 decision to them. Petrosoniak also had an outstanding outing against her experienced opponents allowing only 3 hits and 1 earned run. The Gator bats could not generate anything though and did not even get a runner into scoring position. Kayley Coish, Campagnolo and Petrosoniak all managed infield singles in the affair.

The Peak Performance girls ran out of gas late Saturday night and were eliminated 10-3 by the Pittsburgh Power club. The locals did get out to a 2-0 lead on a Hentges two run single in the 1st but after that the opposition got 10 hits off Turnbull and stole 5 bases which contributed in part to 4 Guelph errors on the evening.

The Gator girls take a week off ball to finish up high school exams and will return to action Tuesday June 26th at home at Exhibition Park in an 8:30 game.

Mississauga USSSA Tourney June 2-3

Posted on: June 13th, 2012 by midget1

MISSISSAUGA: The Guelph Peak Performance Midget Girls fastball team made it to the semi finals of the recent USSSA Mississauga Southwest qualifying tourney before losing a tough 5-3 decision in an extra inning affair. Enniskillen who beat the Gators advanced to the finals and defeated Quebec to win the title.
The Peak girls opened the round robin portion tying Enniskillen 0-0 in a rain shortened affair. Amy Campagnolo allowed no runs in the 5 innings played fanning 8 on a 2 hitter. The Gators could only produce 4 hits of their own with Sam McMahon, Jess Turnbull, Aaliyah Davidson and Melissa Cook all collecting 1 apiece.
Next up the Peak Gators got their first win downing Mississauga North 4-0 with Turnbull striking out 10 in going the distance on her own 2 hit shutout. At the plate the locals jumped to a 2-0 lead on a Campagnolo walk, an Alex Dunbar double and a Cook base hit in the bottom of the 1st. In the 2nd the Gators got 2 more as Kayley Coish singled, Alissa Petrosoniak doubled and Tori Patteson reached on an error to load the bases. McMahon’s base hit scored one run while Rachelle Washkevich’s ground out made it 4-0. Cook and Coish each had 2 hits in the win.
Next up the Peak girls rallied with 4 counters in the bottom of the 6th to down a surprising Aurora team 4-3. Davidson picked up the win on the mound with 5 strong innings in relief of ailing Petrosoniak. In the big rally Emily Cava walked to lead things off and Cook followed one out later with a base hit to left. Campagnolo drilled a single to centre to score one run and then Alanna Hentges had the big blow with a triple to the fence in left field. One out later Coish’s sacrifice fly plated Hentges with the game winner.
In the semi finals the Peak girls went back and forth with Enniskillen again but stranded 9 runners and hit into 2 double plays killing other rallies. On the game Cava had a double and a single and drove in 2 runs while Cook and Coish each had 2 more hits apiece. Campagnolo took the loss going the distance with 7 strikeouts.
In a league game last Tuesday Turnbull threw another gem with a 3 hit shutout over Brampton as the Peak Gators shutout the visitors 8-0. Turnbull also had a big day at the plate with a triple and a single and 4 RBI’s while Cook and Dunbar chipped in with a pair of hits each.
This weekend the Peak Midget girls will be representing Ontario in a huge 24 team showcase tournament in Canton Michigan hosted by the Compuware Sports Association. Tournament begins on Thursday afternoon and runs through Sunday at the Canton Softball Complex.

Halton Hills Tourney May 25-27

Posted on: June 7th, 2012 by midget1

The Guelph Peak Performance Midget Gator girls had a great showing in the recent Halton Hills tourney going undefeated all the way to the finals before dropping a 2-1 decision to the other Guelph team at this age group.

In the quarter finals on Sunday AM the Peak girls domainated Mississauga North 7-0 to advance. Alissa Petrosoniak had a two hit shutout fanning 3 in getting the win while teammates Sam McMahon, Melissa Cook and Alanna Hentges all had 2 hits in the 11 hit attack.

In the semi finals on Sunday afternoon the Gator Girls rallied past Brampton 5-4 with Amy Campagnolo getting the victory. She had 9 strikeouts and only allowed on earned run. After trailing early 3-0, the Peak girls got 2 back in the 2nd on RBI’s by Rachelle Washkevich and Hentges. Then again down in the 5th by two runs mounted a 3 run rally started by Petronsoniak’s double to centre scoring Kayley Coish . Emily Cava singled in Alex Dunbar tying things up and Campagnolo’s base hit scored Petrosoniak to give the Gators the eventual lead. Aaliyah Davidson had a pair of hits as well to help the offense.

In the finals, the Peak girls did jump to an early 1-0 lead over the other favoured local club on a double by Davidson and a base hit by Hentges. Jessica Turnbull pitched a strong game scattering 9 hits and get out of numerous jams while fanning 3 and walking none.

In pool games, Turnbull and Cava were the stars against Whitby in a 4-0 shutout. Both had 3 hits with Cava scoring 3 times and Turnbull getting 3 RBI’s. Turnbull picked up a save with a solid relief performance of Petrosoniak who went the first 4 innings plus.

Also the locals downed Oak Ridges 3-2 and unbeaten Kitchener 5-1. In the Kitchener game, Tori Patteson, Washkevich and McMahon all had 2 hit games while Petrosoniak drove in 2 with a key double. Turnbull got the win in that affair with 6 strikeouts in her 6 innings worked.