Bowmore boys take city pennant

Bowmore wins city softball championships

Ball players at Bowmore Public School really hit it out of the park this fall, even before they won the city finals.

“Our captain parked one over the fence at Christie Pits,” said coach Dale Davis, recalling the boys’ last game before playing in the Toronto softball championship on Oct. 28. “I mean, they can hit it so far it just shook the other team.”

Besides strength at bat, Davis said all 15 players stand out for how humble they are.

It’s a quality that made the team easy to coach through their three practices a week, she said, but it also gave the team an edge since they all play as a unit.

Several players came to Bowmore from Norway Public, where they won the Grade 6 city finals.

Davis said she expects to see graduating Grade 8s shine at local high schools in the next few years, with some possibly going to special athletics program like the one at Birchmount Collegiate.

And enough Grade 7s played on this year’s team that Bowmore will still be a strong contender next fall, Davis said.

“This just happens to be a group of really awesome kids,” she said. “It was so nice to work with them.”

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