The Steinbach Regional Secondary School captured the Garden Valley Zodiacs Invitational High School Fastpitch Tournament Saturday afternoon in Winkler.

"It is always good winning any tournament," texted Sabres coach Lawney Penner after their final game of the day. "This one felt good for a couple of reasons. We had to go through two really good teams on Saturday facing some really tough pitching to win and we were able to get all 14 girls on our roster a start in the last two games."

The SRSS won all three round robin games on Friday.

The Sabres defeated the Miller Aces of Altona 12-1; shutout the Carman Cougars 15-0 and beat the Pilot Mound Pilots 8-2.

Steinbach Regional edged the Boissevain Broncos 5-4 in the championship semifinal and then outscored the Portage Collegiate Saints 8-7 in the final.

The Saints won the last two Provincial High School Fastpitch Championships and they beat the SRSS in both finals.

"We have a lot of respected for PCI," replied coach Penner when asked how it felt to finally beat their nemesis. "They are the two-time provincial champions and have a strong lineup one through nine. It's good for our confidence to know that we can beat them, but we know the next time we face them, we will have to play our best ball in order to to compete with them."

The Sabres head off to southwestern Manitoba May 19th & 20th for the Broncos Tournament in Boissevain and coach Penner is hoping for another exciting weekend.

"We're looking to keep the momentum going by continuing to play good ball as a tuneup for the Zone's"

The Zone 13 championship will be held May 23rd & 24th in Steinbach.

The Sabres are the host team for the Provincial High School Fastpitch Championship June 2nd & 3rd in Mitchell.

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SCOREBOARD

Monday, May 22nd

NHL
Western Conference
Anaheim at Nashville, 7 p.m.
(Predators lead best of 7 final 3-2)

Manitoba Junior Baseball League
Carillon vs Pembina Valley
@ Ile des Chenes (ppd)
Elmwood at Altona
d/h 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.

American Baseball Association
Winnipeg vs Salina 
@ Wichita, 12:05 p.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
Kansas City at New York, 6:05 p.m.
Los Angeles at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m.
Detroit at Houston, 7:10 p.m.
Minnesota at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m.
National League
Colorado at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 6:35 p.m.
San Francisco at Chicago, 7:05 p.m.
Interleague
Cleveland at Cincinatti, 6:10 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Arizona, 8:40 p.m.

NBA
Western Conference
Golden State at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
(Warriors lead best of 7 final 3-0)

Sunday, May 21st

NHL
Eastern Conference
Pittsburgh 7 Ottawa 0
(Penguins lead best of 7 final 3-2)

World Hockey Championship
@ Cologne
Gold Medal Game
Sweden 2 Canada 1 (SO)
Bronze Medal Game
Russia 5 Finland 3

American Baseball Association
Cleburne 4 Winnipeg 3 (10 innings)

Major League Baseball
American League
Toronto 3 Baltimore 1 
New York 3 Tampa Bay 2
Cleveland 8 Houston 6
Boston 12 Oakland 3
Chicago 8 Seattle 1
Texas 5 Detroit 2
1st game: Kansas City 6 Minnesota 4
2nd game: Minnesota 8 Kansas City 4
National League
Colorado 6 Cincinnati 4
Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 0
Washington 3 Atlanta 2
St. Louis 8 San Francisco 3
Chicago 13 Milwaukee 6
Los Angeles 6 Miami 3
San Diego 5 Arizona 1
Interleague
L.A. Angels 12 N.Y. Mets 5

NBA
Eastern Conference
Boston 111 Cleveland 108
(Cavaliers lead best of 7 final 2-1)

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