With the score tied late, the Langley Xtreme pulled off a suicide squeeze to plate the go-ahead run in the gold medal game of the 2015 Maple Ridge May Madness U14 fastpitch tournament over the weekend.
The Xtreme 2001 rep B girls softball team faced the host Maple Ridge Rage 01 team in the finals and with the score knotted at seven in the late going, coach Rob French called for the suicide squeeze with Jordan Quechuck executing the play to perfection, scoring Taryn Jenkins from third base. The Xtreme would add another in the 9-7 win.
The victory capped off a perfect weekend for the team as they went 6-0 to win their second gold medal of the season.
Langley defeated the Tri City Titans 02 16-0 in game one as Piper French and Jacqueline Hudson teamed up for a no-hitter. French also got things done with her bat, finishing with a home run and 5 RBIs while Kaitlyn Cowie tripled to score two runs.
Against the Maple Ridge Rage 02 in the next game, Kayla Michael and Sam Cox scored two runs each in the 12-3 win. Langley next faced the Rage 01 with Jayna Hagen preserving a 7-6 win with a diving catch in centre-field.
The offence came to life in game four as they scored seven runs in the firs three innings to win 13-3 over the PoCo Ravens 02 to claim top spot in their pool.
Quechuck led the way with two RBIs while Cowie had a pair of extra-base hits.
And in the semifinals, the Xtreme struck early and often, defeating the Richmond Islanders 01/02 12-2. Jenkins paced the offence with a three-run home run while Nadia Hudson also had an RBI and a run scored.