Taylor Arnott earned a pair of wins on the mound for the Killarney Raiders on Thursday to secure them a spot in the provincial high school fastball championship tournament.
Arnott struck out three and pitched a complete game in the Zone 9 final in Virden as the Raiders hung on for an 18-10 win over the Virden Golden Bears. Arnott went 4-for-6 at the plate, while Karlee Little and Ciara Zarn also had four hits as Killarney jumped out to a 14-0 lead before Virden posted back-to-back five-run innings.
The win gave the Raiders a spot in provincials, which will be held in Altona on May 30 and 31, along with the Neepawa Tigers, Major Pratt Trojans and Ste. Rose Celtics.
Earlier in the day, Arnott held the Boissevain Broncos to two hits and struck out 11 as the Raiders beat the Boissevain Broncos 5-0 in their semifinal. Arnott and Little both were 3-for-4 batting.
In the other semifinal, Mackenzie Roach hit a grand slam and Carmen Ross also homered as the Golden Bears beat the Deloraine Colts 14-8. Roach pitched four innings and collected the win.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 23, 2014