BRITISH COLUMBIA — Prince George hosted the 2022 Canadian Native Fastball Championships between July 29 to July 31, a return held off by the pandemic.
A member of the Host Committee and the Canadian Fastball Association, said that the Canadian Native Fastball Championships ran as well as could be expected after two summers off. Players from Vancouver to Nova Scotia made the journey to Prince George to compete this weekend.
Carrie Jane Grey Park first held the BC Summer Games, and saw the representing women’s team from Six Nations named “ECM” that took home the championship title. The team was stacked with talent, such as Carey-Leigh Vyse, Jazz Powless and more, and sustained just one loss.
ECM defeated the Pimickimak Lightning first in Game 5, moving on the defeat the Lucky Lu’s in Game 9, but lost to Pride, the defending champions, shortly afterwards in Game 18. This pushed ECM over to defeat the Pimickimak Lightning again in Game 24, the Layne’s Stars in Game 25, allowing them to advance. This brought them back to the defending champs, and the eventual win.
The other three divisions were also crowned champions last Sunday: the under 23 Jr. Division was taken by the host team, Falcon Contracting (aka Big Guy Lake), the Men’s division was won by STK, a team with players from across BC, and the Master’s Division banner is headed to Sapotawayak, Manitoba.