The Eastman U17, U15 & U13 Wildcats teams began preparing for their upcoming Softball Manitoba Provincial Championships later this month by competing in the Peppers Classic Softball Tournament in Mankato, Minnesota.


The U17 Wildcats reeled off eight straight wins on the weekend and won the 16U Division. Eastman went 5-0 in pool play defeating the Minnesota Express 20-0; Wisconsin Outlawz 11-7; Nebraska Stealth 16-0; Clutch Hitter Giesen 6-3 and Minnesota Elite 16U 12-0. Kali Remillard drilled a two-run homer as Eastman downed NE Quakes Gold 4-2 in the quarterfinals; Emma Franklin allowed two hits over five innings and Morgan Plett singled home the go-ahead run in the top of the fourth as the Wildcats blanked Wisconsin Fastpitch Academy 1-0 in the semifinals. The Wildcats plated five runs in the second inning en route to a 7-1 win over ISA – Royal 15U in the championship game. Jaydn Plett and Kelsey Warkentine combined on a five-hitter. Softball Manitoba’s Provincial U17 AAA Championship will be held July 11th-14th in Friedensfeld.

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The U15 Wildcats lost in the Silver Bracket 14U Championship game. Eastman had a 3-2 record in pool play. The Wildcats lost 10-2 to MN Stix and 3-1 to MN Royals. Eastman then beat Midwest Speed Kraml 10-1; blanked Waite Park 14U Sheetz 7-0 and defeated ISA - Royal 7-5. On Sunday Lola Kihn allowed two hits and struck out five in seven innings as the Wildcats shaded the Westman Magic 2-1; Sophie Remillard had two doubles and a triple in Eastman’s 11-4 win over Clutch Hitter Ziegler 14U. The Wildcats fell 8-2 to MN Misfits in the Silver Bracket Championship game. Emilie Carriere had three hits in three at bats. Softball Manitoba’s Provincial U15 AAA Championship will be held July 18th-21st in Winnipeg.

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The U13 Wildcats played four pool games. Eastman tied East Ridge 2-2; lost 6-0 to the eventual champion Wisconsin Bandits; defeated MN Waves 14-0 and lost 3-2 to MN Ice. The Wildcats were ranked 10th after pool play and played in the silver bracket. Eastman lost 5-1 to East Ridge Gold. Sophie Franklin hit into a fielder’s choice scoring the Wildcats lone run. Eastman plated eight runs in the third inning and beat Nebraska Stealth 12-3 in a consolation game. The Wildcats pounded out 15 hits in their final game of the weekend. Hannah Skrabek had two hits and drove in three runs. Softball Manitoba’s Provincial U15 AAA Championship will be held July 25th-28th in Stonewall.