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Lady Cavs win provincial title and qualify for OFSSAA with tournament wins

On May 23-24, the 2024 Kingsville District High School Lady Cavs Senior Girls Softball team joined the 2019 and 2023 Lady Cavs Senior Girls’ Softball team in winning the Open Girls High School Slo-Pitch Ontario AAA Provincial Championship.

They got off to a great start Thursday morning mercying London Regina Mundi 19-1 in only five innings of play.

They followed that up by beating the Hamilton City champions, Hamilton St. Mary’s, 12-7 in an exciting game that saw Hamilton load the bases in the top of the seventh but KDHS get out of it.

In the semi-finals the next morning, their outstanding hitting and defense continued against the Huron-Perth Champion South Huron Panthers, winning 12-0 in five innings.

In the finals, the Lady Cavs played Essex County rival Villanova and beat them 19-6, again in five innings.

Every single girl on the team contributed and played awesome.

On May 28-29, WECSSAA held the annual Senior Girls Softball Tournament. 

It started off slow for the Cavs as they lost a tight 6-4 contest to Leamington’s Cardinal Carter. But they then bounced back quickly with back-to-back wins over L’Essor (18-2) and North Star (11-9). They finished the day with a thrilling come-from-behind 14-13 walk-off win against Windsor’s Lajeunesse.

Day two of the tournament saw another last-inning rally, this time beating Villanova 12-11 in the bottom of the seventh to propel them into the finals against Sandwich. 

Game one of the finals saw the Lady Cavs again victorious, this time 13-9. After losing their opening game of the tournament, the Cavs needed to play a seventh overall game and beat Sandwich again. This time the girls came up just short, losing 19-13 to Sandwich.

The Cavs received new life though, when Sandwich defeated LKSSAA champion Sarnia Great Lakes, setting up a play-in game with the Cavs and Sarnia. 

On June 3, the Lady Cavs travelled to Sarnia and defeated Sarnia Great Lakes 13-8, qualifying them for the OFSSAA tournament.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

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