© Sara Ericsson
Thirteen-year-old Claudia Fulton, Aylesford; 16-year-old Jenna Jackson, Steam Mill, and 15-year-old Cady Miles, Kentville, are competing with the Nova Scotia Bantam Girls' team at nationals in Bedford Aug. 22 to 26.
By Sara Ericsson
Three Kings County ballplayers are competing for the national bantam girls title in Bedford this week.
The provincial team was in Kentville Aug. 13 to play the Kentville Bantam AA team as they prepared for a trip to the national tourney Aug. 22 to 26.
After tryouts for team this spring, three players from Kings County – Cady Miles, Claudia Fulton, and Jenna Jackson – earned spots on the team’s roster.
Miles, a 15-year-old Kentville native, is very excited to be a part of Nova Scotia’s provincial team.
“We get invited to try out for this team, which is pretty cool,” she added.
As the youngest player on the team, 13-year-old Fulton said she looks forward to the entire experience of playing at nationals.
“I think we have a good shot, and we’re going to give it our best.
Jackson, from Steam Mill, is a seasoned veteran on the team; this year marks her fifth with the organization.
“The atmosphere is crazy at nationals,” said Jackson. “I’m really excited.”
The girls played lost their first game Thursday morning against Quebec 8-5. Jackson earned two of the teams runs on two hits. Miles pitched three innings and allowed three runs.
In the evening game, Nova Scotia lost to British Columbia 2-1.
Friday, Nova Scotia plays Ontario at noon and Alberta at 7 p.m.