Caitlin Hart and Rae Samuelson, both students at Maple Ridge Secondary, fulfilled a lifelong dream when they won the gold medal in Softball Canada's U16 Girls Canadian Fastpitch Championship in O'Leary, Prince Edward Island on Aug. 11.
Hart and Samuelson, along with their teammates from the White Rock Renegades '97, went 3-1 in the round robin portion of the 19-team contest, and 3-0 in the playoffs, to earn the right to meet the Calgary Kaizen '97 in the final game. They won that game 3-1. Hart, a catcher, and Samuelson, a shortstop, played every inning of all eight games. The victory is especially rewarding for the two players who won a provincial championship in 2009 and a Western Canadian championship in 2011 while playing with the Ridge Meadows Minor Softball Association. The Canadian championship completed a triple play.
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