By Pat Payton
After a wet and cool spring, the Veterinary Purchasing Co. Ltd. Midget-Junior girls fastball team is ready to hit the field for another season.
The team, coached by Rob and Kelly Wiffen, kick off their 20-game Huron-Perth League regular schedule next Tuesday, May 14 against Springfield Brewers. The first pitch at Teddy’s Field is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. The Midget-Juniors also host DKMB No. 2 (one of two teams from the Delaware-Komoka-Mt. Brydges area) on Tuesday, May 21, before their first road game on Thursday, May 23 in Tavistock against the Athletics.
Other H-P teams in the 11-team Midget-Junior division include: Innerkip, Fullarton, Cambridge, Milverton, Listowel and Mitchell.
All regular-season games must be completed before the end of July. The year-end playoff tournament is being hosted by DKMB River Cats No. 1 (Delaware-Komoka-Mt. Brydges) on the Aug. 9-11 weekend. Last season, the Vet. Purchasing Midget-Juniors hosted the tourney and were league finalists.
2019 team roster
The Vet. Purchasing Midget-Junior girls 2019 roster is as follows:
Ashlyn Maxwell, Natalie Reay, Jensen Dundas, Bailey Wiffen, Aimee King, Robyn Lewis, Nathalie Bettger, Kaitlyn Sleeper, Sam Truax, Lauren Cameron, Lindsay Hannaberry, Carly McEwan and Sarah Steckly.
Coaches – Rob and Kelly Wiffen.
Vet. Purchasing Midget-Junior girls regular schedule
Tuesday, May 14 – Springfield at St. Marys, 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21 – DKMB No. 2 at St. Marys, 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 23 – St. Marys at Tavistock, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 26 – St. Marys at DKMB No. 1, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 28 – Innerkip at St. Marys, 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 30 – St. Marys at Fullarton, 9 p.m.
Tuesday, June 4 – Fullarton at St. Marys, 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 11 – St. Marys at Springfield, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, June 17 – St. Marys at Cambridge, 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 18 – Listowel at St. Marys, 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 2 – Tavistock at St. Marys, 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 3 – St. Marys at Milverton, 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 4 – St. Marys at Innerkip, 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 9 – Cambridge at St. Marys, 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 11 – Mitchell at St. Marys, 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 16 – DKMB No. 1 at St. Marys, 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 18 – St. Marys at Listowel, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 21 – St. Marys at Mitchell, 8:45 p.m.
Monday, July 22 – St. Marys at DKMB No. 2, 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23 – Milverton at St. Marys, 8:30 p.m.
(Year-end playoff tournament hosted by DKMB No. 1 on the Aug. 9-11 weekend)