Season Ends For Lancers Fastpitch

Shalapata-Header(WINDSOR, ON) – Playing out the final four games of the season, the Windsor Lancers completed a 1-3 weekend against the visiting Waterloo Warriors and Laurier Golden Hawks. Windsor finished Paul Scott’s first season as manager with a 6-13 record and 11th place in OIWFA fastpitch.

Friday night, the Lancers battle through a pair of pitcher duels as they split a 2-1 win with a 3-2 loss against Waterloo at Tom Wilson Field.  Playing at Turtle Club in LaSalle on Saturday, Windsor dropped both sides of the double header with Laurier, 9-1 and 8-4.

Both 4th ranked Laurier and 8th place Waterloo qualify for the post-season Championship Tournament which, takes place October 14 through 16 at Innerkip Park outside of Woodstock.

Women's Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Waterloo Warriors at Tom Wilson Diamond in Windsor, Ontario, on 7 October 2016. Jillian Holland-Penney (4) lands on 3rd base during a Lancer threat. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Women’s Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Waterloo Warriors at Tom Wilson Diamond in Windsor, Ontario, on 7 October 2016. Jillian Holland-Penney (4) lands on 3rd base during a Lancer threat.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Women's Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Waterloo Warriors at Tom Wilson Diamond in Windsor, Ontario, on 7 October 2016. Kylie Gillis (18) makes contact with a Waterloo offering. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Women’s Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Waterloo Warriors at Tom Wilson Diamond in Windsor, Ontario, on 7 October 2016. Kylie Gillis (18) makes contact with a Waterloo offering.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Women's Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Laurier Golden Hawks at Turtle Club Park in Windsor, Ontario, on 8 October 2016. Michelle Louwagie got the call to start game 1 against Laurier.Photo by John Skinner.

Women’s Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Laurier Golden Hawks at Turtle Club Park in Windsor, Ontario, on 8 October 2016. Michelle Louwagie got the call to start game 1 against Laurier.
Photo by John Skinner.

Women's Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Waterloo Warriors at Tom Wilson Diamond in Windsor, Ontario, on 7 October 2016. Mandy Johnstone stretches to make the out at 1st base. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Women’s Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Waterloo Warriors at Tom Wilson Diamond in Windsor, Ontario, on 7 October 2016. Mandy Johnstone stretches to make the out at 1st base.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Women's Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Laurier Golden Hawks at Turtle Club Park in Windsor, Ontario, on 8 October 2016.A Laurier player to slow to the bag as Mandy Johnstone makes the out at 1st.Photo by John Skinner.

Women’s Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Laurier Golden Hawks at Turtle Club Park in Windsor, Ontario, on 8 October 2016.A Laurier player to slow to the bag as Mandy Johnstone makes the out at 1st.
Photo by John Skinner.

Women's Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Waterloo Warriors at Tom Wilson Diamond in Windsor, Ontario, on 7 October 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Women’s Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Waterloo Warriors at Tom Wilson Diamond in Windsor, Ontario, on 7 October 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Women's Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Laurier Golden Hawks at Turtle Club Park in Windsor, Ontario, on 8 October 2016. Amanda Simke pitched in both the Waterloo and Laurier series.Photo by John Skinner.

Women’s Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Laurier Golden Hawks at Turtle Club Park in Windsor, Ontario, on 8 October 2016. Amanda Simke pitched in both the Waterloo and Laurier series.
Photo by John Skinner.

Women's Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Laurier Golden Hawks at Turtle Club Park in Windsor, Ontario, on 8 October 2016. Leslee Ward hauls in a throw to 3rd to prevent the runner from advancing home.Photo by John Skinner.

Women’s Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Laurier Golden Hawks at Turtle Club Park in Windsor, Ontario, on 8 October 2016. Leslee Ward hauls in a throw to 3rd to prevent the runner from advancing home.
Photo by John Skinner.

Women's Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Waterloo Warriors at Tom Wilson Diamond in Windsor, Ontario, on 7 October 2016. Bailey Csabai  Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Women’s Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Waterloo Warriors at Tom Wilson Diamond in Windsor, Ontario, on 7 October 2016. Bailey Csabai
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Women's Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Waterloo Warriors at Tom Wilson Diamond in Windsor, Ontario, on 7 October 2016. Leslee Ward fires an infield hit to 1st base for an out.

Women’s Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Waterloo Warriors at Tom Wilson Diamond in Windsor, Ontario, on 7 October 2016. Leslee Ward fires an infield hit to 1st base for an out.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Women's Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Laurier Golden Hawks at Turtle Club Park in Windsor, Ontario, on 8 October 2016. All eyes on the ball as Amanda Simke tosses on toward home plate.Photo by John Skinner.

Women’s Fastpitch between the Windsor Lancers and Laurier Golden Hawks at Turtle Club Park in Windsor, Ontario, on 8 October 2016. All eyes on the ball as Amanda Simke tosses on toward home plate.
Photo by John Skinner.

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