The Nanaimo Breakers almost had a chance to go for gold, but the ump decided they played a little too rough.
The U19 fastpitch softball team placed fourth at the Softball B.C. championships at North Delta this past weekend.
The Breakers ended off their playoff run with a remarkable quarterfinal matchup with the Cloverdale Rampage. The Breakers got down 7-2, battled back to take an 8-7 lead, then went into the last inning tied 8-8. With a Rampage runner on third and one out, Breakers centrefielder Marika Grubac made an outstanding diving catch and threw home for an apparent double play on the baserunner. Instead, the Breakers catcher was called for plate obstruction, ending the Nanaimo team’s medal hopes.
Mike Oldfield, who coached the squad along with Cory Vey and Darlene Dorman, congratulated the team on a “great job” at the provincial championships.