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Midget Vallance Aunt Rosies Report

Posted on: July 25th, 2012 by midget1

AMHERST NY-
The Peak Performance Midget Girls fastball team bowed out of the annual Aunt Rosies tournament in Buffalo after 5 games last weekend. Peak had finished their pool play as the 6th seed out of 14 teams winning 2 of 3 games played on Saturday but did not have a good Sunday AM dropping both encounters and knocked out of the tourney.
The Peak Girls opened up with a 9-1 drubbing of the Nitro Fastpitch team out of Pennsylvania. Alissa Petrosoniak got the win on the mound allowing only 3 hits while Amy Campagnolo had a homer, triple and a double to pace the offense. Sam McMahon chipped with 2 hits and 2 runs scored.
Next up the Gators exploded for an 11 run 2nd inning in downing the Nightmare Fastpitch team of Wyoming New York 18-5. Campagnolo picked up the pitching victory with 4 strikeouts in the mercy shortened game. Offensively the local girls banged out 17 hits with apiece going to Alex Dunbar, Emily Cava and Alanna Hentges. Melissa Cook had a triple and a double as well plating 3 teammates.
In the last of the pool games the Peak Gators dropped a 3-1 close loss to the Western NY Diamond Girls who would turn out the champions of the tourney. Jess Turnbull pitched a complete game 6 hitter but absorbed the losing decision. Kayley Coish drove in Campagnolo with the locals only counter.
On Sunday the Peak girls got off to a bad start and could never catch up to the Sliver Starz losing 8-3. Petrosoniak and Turnbull split the pitching with the former taking the loss. Dunbar and Cava each had 2 hits and Campagnolo drilled a two run triple to get the Gators close but they could never catch up.
Last up the Peak Performance ladies were eliminated by another Ontario team from Halton Hills 5-3. Campagnolo took the loss after 5 innings of relief of Turnbull. Cook had a pair of doubles and 2 RBI’s in the defeat.
The Gator girls will participate in the provincial championships this weekend in St Catharines with 9 other teams with hopes of qualifying for the Canadian Championships in mid August in Montreal.

Gators 5th in Columbus Stingray Showcase

Posted on: July 19th, 2012 by midget1

COLUMBUS-The Guelph Peak Performance Midget Gator Girls made it to the quarter finals of the Ohio Stingray Showcase tournament before bowing out of the 32 team event recently. The Gators battled the 100 degree heat with a shortened bench missing Jess Turnbull (Team Ontario commitment) and Tori Patteson (injury) to open some eyes as the only Canadian entrant in the field with their finish.

Peak dropped a 5-0 decision to the Indiana Shockwaves to be eliminated with Alissa Petrosoniak allowing only 2 earned runs of her 5 in the game. The Gator bats went silent for the first time on the weekend with only Emily Cava and Rachelle Washkevich getting hits while the opponents banged out 10.

The Gator girls started the knockout portion of the draw with a huge upset over the Lasers Black team from Ohio who had not lost as of yet. Petrosoniak pitched this game as well scattering 7 hits and escaping a few jams. At the plate Amy Campagnolo was the hero drilling a long sacrifice fly to plate Cava for the walk off run in the 7th. Melissa Cook chipped in with 2 hits and a RBI of her own to tie things up earlier.

Next up the Peak girls downed the Lady Lasers with 2 runs in the last of the 6th inning. Sam McMahon’s looper to left field dropped to the ground allowing both Cava and Aaliyah Davidson to score the deciding counters. Kayley Coish chipped in with 2 hits as well and Campagnolo pitched a 5 hitter to earn the win on the mound.

Earlier the Peak Gators had tied up the Miami Valley Express on Saturday 1-1 in the finish of pool play. Davidson went the distance in the circle allowing only a pair of hits and 1 unearned run and also had a pair of hits at the plate. Campagnolo and bantam call up Laura Rumph both also had 2 hit games in the 9 hit attack.

Other tourney highlights included Cava’s grand slam accounting for all the local runs in a tight 5-4 loss to another version of the Lady Lasers program as well as Cava topping a great weekend with a 3 hit game versus the Valley Extreme in a 5-2 loss to open up the tourney.

GATOR GIRLS WIN KITCHENER MIDGET TOURNEY

Posted on: July 10th, 2012 by midget1

KITCHENER: The Peak Performance Midget Gator Girls went undefeated in the recent K-W Cornerstone Classic to win the championship of their division over the long weekend of Canada Day. The Gators won all 5 of their contests including a 7-0 whitewash of Enniskillen in the finale on Sunday July 1st.
In the final Peak hurler Alissa Petrosoniak was dominant in her 6 innings allowing only 3 hits and recording 4 strikeouts for the win. At the plate Aaliyah Davidson got the Gators off to a great start with a long homer to left in the 1st inning and Emily Cava had a key 2 run triple in the next inning to help build the margin. Cava and Rachelle Washkevich both had 2 hits in the game to pace the 9 hit attack.
In the semi finals on Saturday evening the Peak girls rolled over Waterloo 9-0 with Amy Campagnolo picking up the shutout victory. Cava had 3 more hits and scored twice while Melissa Cook drilled a pair of hits and recorded 3 RBI’s in the victory.
The Gator girls had started the tourney off with a narrow 6-5 win over Enniskillen as well. Campagnolo was the key factor in this one with the complete game victory on the mound (only 1 earned run allowed) and also drilling a key 3 run homer and later on a run scoring double to provide the bulk of the offense. The Gators banged out 10 hits and led most of the way with Petrosoniak getting a pair of safeties and singles were recorded by Alanna Hentges, Alex Dunbar, Tori Patteson, Davidson, Cook and Washkevich.
In the next round robin game the locals downed Waterloo 8-1 in a mercy shortened affair with Davidson picking up the victory. Petrosoniak had 2 hits and drove in 3 runners while Campagnolo, Davidson and Kayley Coish all had 2 hit games.
Next up the Peak Gators downed Brantford 9-5 with Petrosoniak earning that victory on the hill. Campagnolo continued her torrid hitting with a 4 hit game with 4 RBI’s including another HR. Washkevich chipped in with a 3 hit game while Cava had 2 more and scored twice from her leadoff spot.

Compuware Report-Midget Vallance

Posted on: June 21st, 2012 by midget1

CANTON MICHIGAN:
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

HALTON HILLS:
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.

Peak Performance Gators Action May 12-15

Posted on: May 16th, 2012 by midget1

BRANTFORD MAY 12-13TH:
The Guelph Peak Performance Midget Gators had a rough weekend in Brantford finishing up 1-3 in pool play in their annual tournament and not advancing to the playoff round on Sunday afternoon.
Peak opened up losing a couple of early leads and dropping a 5-4 decision to the provincial team from Quebec. Aaliyah Davidson took the loss in relief of Alissa Petrosoniak as Quebec pushed across a run on a hit , a walk and an error in the last inning. The Gators had jumped to an early 2-0 lead on an Emily Cava walk, a Sam McMahon single and a long triple to left by Amy Campagnolo. After the visitors tied it, Cava singled in Alex Dunbar with the go ahead run and Petronsoniak would score on a wild pitch.
Next up the Peak girls had another rough 6th inning allowing Enniskillen 4 runs to drop a 7-3 count. Jessica Turnbull took the loss in relief of Campagnolo who left with the game tied at 3. Turnbull had a triple and Davidson a double to pace the offense while single hits went to McMahon, Petrosoniak, Rachelle Washkevich and Melissa Cook.
The host Brantford next played a flawless game with strong pitching and defense downing the Gators 5-0 in the finale on Saturday. Davidson did pitch 3 scoreless innings in relief of Turnbull as a good point for the game while the Peak offense only managed hits by Tori Patteson and Turnbull.
In the final pool game, the local girls bombed Mississauga North 17-4 to support the complete game efforts of Petrosoniak. Davidson had a key game with 3 hits and 4 RBI’s while Cook drove in 3 teammates with 3 hits of her own. Dunbar and Turnbull also had 2 hit games of their own in the team’s 15 hit attack.

GUELPH MAY 15TH:
Peak Performance Midget Girls rallied from an early deficit to down St Catharines Angels 7-5 at Exhibition Park on Tuesday evening. Jess Turnbull earned the win fanning 5 and allowing only 1 base runner in 3 stellar relief innings to close out the game.
The Gator girls scored 6 times in the 5th inning to overcome a 5-0 deficit. After Storm pitchers allowed 4 walks in the frame, Alanna Hentges hit a sacrifice fly to plate Dunbar to make it 5-4. Washkevich and Patteson followed with RBI singles to put the locals ahead.
In the 6th the Peak Girls added another run on a single by Davidson and a triple by Cook to make the final count 7-5.
Next home game for the Gators will be Tuesday May 22nd when they host Halton Hills at Exhibition Park at 8:30 PM.

Enniskillen Invitational – May 6th

Posted on: May 14th, 2012 by midget1

ENNISKILLEN- The Guelph Peak Performance Midget Gator girls got off to a great start on Sunday winning all 3 games at a 1 day round robin invitational tourney down in Enniskillen Township in Southwestern Ontario.

The Peak girls downed Brantford 4-0 in their first game of the season paced by Amy Campagnolo’s 3 hit shutout. Campagnolo fanned 3 along the way and was helped by a game ending double play on a line drive speared by Kaley Coish at short who threw to Tori Patteson at 2nd to double off the lead runner. At the plate the Gators jumped to a 2-0 first inning lead on a double by Emily Cava, a misplayed ground ball off the bat of Aaliyah Davidson and a long triple by Coish.
In the 3rd Sam McMahon drilled a two run homer plating Alissa Petrosoniak who had singled before her. Cava had a 2 hit game while Petrosoniak, Coish, McMahon, Melissa Cook and Alanna Hentges all had one each.

Next up the Peak Girls drilled host Enniskillen with a 15-0 drubbing. Petrosoniak and Jessica Turnbull split the mound performance and shut out for the 5 inning mercy shortened affair. At the plate Coish, Cook, Turnbull and Rachelle Washkevich all shared 2 hit games while Campagnolo’s long two run homer capped the scoring in the 3rd. Cava, McMahon, Patteson, Hentges, Petrosoniak, Davidson and Alex Dunbar all had one hit performances.

In the last game of the evening the Peak Performance Gators won a tight 2-1 decision over another undefeated team in Mississauga North. Turnbull started and fanned 4 batters over her 2 innings while Davidson finished up the win allowing only 1 unearned run over her 4 innings.

At the plate the locals broke the scoreless tie in the 4th when McMahon drilled another homer to centre field. Cava followed up with a shot to left centre for a triple and would score on an accompanying throwing error. Patteson, Turnbull, Washkevich and Coish again all contributed singles to the 6 hit attack.

Next up the Peak Performance girls are away on Tuesday night and then in a tourney in Brantford May 12-13. The home opener for the Gator Girls will be Tuesday May 15th at 8:30 PM at Exhibition Park.