Local girls prominent in Kelowna team’s silver medal win

wo local Kobau Koyotes were picked up by the Kelowna team, Sydney Wabnegger and Missy Vesper.

Sydney (Wabby) Wabneggar and Melissa (Missy) Vesper were prominent in a Kelowna Heat victory in Washington recently.

Sydney (Wabby) Wabneggar and Melissa (Missy) Vesper were prominent in a Kelowna Heat victory in Washington recently.

The only Canadian team in the field, the Kelowna Heat, more than held its own at an U-14 girls fastball tournament south of the border.

Two local Kobau Koyotes were picked up by the Kelowna team, Sydney Wabnegger and Missy Vesper.

The Heat went 4-1 at a 12 team tournament last weekend in Pasco, Washington, to capture the silver medal.

Kelowna opened the tournament with at 19-4 win over the Tri-City Vipers.

Next up were the Washington Wildcats, who were whitewashed by the Heat by a score of 18-0. Missy Vesper went three for three, including a home run, while Barbour also had three hits for the winners.

In the last game of the round robin, Kelowna jumped out to an 8-0 lead, then hung on to beat the Washington Angels “A” team 11-7. Emily Elsom, Haley Martin and Vesper all perfect at the plate.

In the semi-final, the Heat routed the Washington Angels “B” team 11-0.

Sidney Wabnegger, Martin and Caron each had two hits in the win.

In the final, the Heat met their match, losing 7-4 to Absolute Blast from Seattle.

The Heat coaches are Bernie Penner, Rachel Penner, Bob Harris and Nelson Hughes.