Babes keep title hopes alive


The Red Gut Babes are still alive and kicking in the Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League playoffs.
Kayla Windigo homered to pace the second-seeded Babes to a 9-6 win over the seventh-seeded Couchiching Lady Raiders on Monday night.
With the win, the Babes advanced to tonight’s Loser’s Side final against the third-seeded Emo Renegades at 6 p.m.
The winner of that game moves on to face the fourth-seeded Fort Frances Her-ricanes in the league championship final that begins this coming Monday (Aug. 20).
Tracy Morningstar earned the win Monday night while Grace Bragg was tagged with the season-ending loss for the Lady Raiders.
Game MVP honours went to Windigo (Babes) and Darcy Jones (Lady Raiders).
The Her-ricanes had earned their berth into the league final last Wednesday night with a narrow 2-1 win over the host Renegades.
Marissa Kerry smacked a homer to pace the Canes’ offence.
Mariah Leahy nabbed the win while Karma Andy took the loss.
Game MVPs went to Karma and Jannelle Andy (Renegades) and Leahy and Kerry (Her-ricanes).
Elsewhere, the Babes sent the top-ranked Northwest Bay Beavers packing with an 11-6 victory.
Morningstar also earned the win in that one while Darcy Smith took the season-ending loss for the Beavers, who had led the regular-season standings with a 14-1 record.
Game MVPs were Connie Smith (Beavers) and Syd White (Babes).
The Lady Raiders, meanwhile, eliminated the 10th-seeded Sabaskong Tebinaak with a 14-10 win.
Grace Bragg was the victor while Candi Kelly-Arch was saddled with the loss.
Game MVPs were not listed on the league’s Facebook page.
In related news, the Rainy River District Fastball League’s best-of-three championship final between the Fort Frances Braves and Dawson Tigers was slated to begin last night (the score was unavailable as of press time).
The Braves had earned their berth into the final with an emphatic 18-3 win over the Sight & Sound Wolves in the second-and-deciding game of the East Division final last Tuesday night.
The Tigers, meanwhile, topped the Barwick Blue Knights 7-6 in the West Division final.