Lady Gens win fastpitch high school tournament



By Ron Giofu


The General Amherst Lady Gens captured a fastpitch tournament title last week.

Coach Mike Prescott stated the Lady Gens defeated three teams by a combined score of 24-0, including a 12-0 win over Huron Park in the tournament finals. They also defeated Saunders Secondary School 8-0 and Donald A. Wilson Secondary School 4-0 en route to becoming the champions of the ninth annual Debbie DeMoel High School Classic.

The tournament was played last Monday (May 28) at Seneca College in North York.

The General Amherst Lady Gens captured the recent Debbie DeMoel High School Classic. (Front row) Lexi DiCarlo, Jaiden Stiles. (Middle) Reese Jones, Brooklyn Prescott, Payton Laing, Lexi Dodds (Back) coach Mike Prescott, Alyssa Marshall, Savannah Prescott, Alyson Dufour, Bailey Briggs, Emma Marshall, coach Nicole Maxey. (Submitted photo)

“Brooklyn Prescott led us in pitching,” Mike said. “Alyson Dufour and Savannah Prescott both had stellar pitching performances as well.”

Mike Prescott added the Lady Gens defense was “fantastic” throughout the tournament as well. He pointed out they started the championship game against Huron Park with nine runs in the first inning.

Brooklyn Prescott added their bats were hitting well in the tournament, particularly in the title game and they did so against good pitching.
“We had really good defense,” she added.

Brooklyn said the team came together during the tournament and was able to come away with the victory.

Brooklyn Prescott pitches in the final game the ninth annual Debbie DeMoel High School Classic. (Submitted photo)

The Lady Gens resumed WECSSAA slo-pitch play last Tuesday afternoon at Wigle Park with a game against Essex. The Lady Gens finished the regular season with a 7-1 record after beating the Red Raiders 14-2.

The WECSSAA slo-pitch playoffs were at Co-An Park in McGregor this past Monday and Tuesday. Results were not available as of press time.

Lady Cards fast pitch play at Centennial Park May 7

Spring has arrived and with it comes the familiar sounds of the crack of the bat and the slap of the ball hitting leather. The 2016 season marks the return of a long absent local pastime, Amherstburg Cardinals girls fastpitch!

This year, the “Lady Cards” will field two teams in the 2000 and 2003 birth years and compete for championships in both Canada and the United States. Both teams feature a number of highly skilled athletes from Amherstburg and Essex County. Local fans can get their first look at our diamond divas May 7 following the Amherstburg Minor Baseball season opening parade when the 2000 team hosts teams from LaSalle, Byron and Springfield at Centennial Park starting at 11 a.m.


The 2003 team started with a tournament on the weekend of April 22 in Livonia, Michigan and won it! They will then be playing a number of exhibitions in Amherstburg through the month of May to showcase the team in our hometown.

Amherstburg has always been a hotbed of talent for athletics and these girls are no exception. We look forward to local support and the opportunity for the girls to play in front of their hometown, family and friends, as many have had to pursue their passion for the sport in other centers in the past, say head coaches Mike Prescott and Jeff Simons. Amherstburg is truly an outstanding town; we haven’t even stepped on the diamond and the support has been awesome. Many people have stopped by the Libro Centre where the teams train in the off season to watch and lend encouragement and the citizens and merchants have been incredibly supportive. Come out and see these girls play and you are sure to catch CARDS FEVER!!!