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Enniskillen Express to host PWSA Grand Championship

May 10,  2012

In 2012 the Enniskillen Midget team will have their opportunity to play in the U18 Midget I Grand Championships and qualify to attend the 2012 U18 Women’s Fast Pitch Canadian Championship in Montreal August 12-19.

The Express organization is thrilled to once again have the opportunity to host a PWSA Grand Championship. The very best Midget aged fastball teams in the province are going to be in Courtright. Our girls are absolutely thrilled to have the chance to play in front of family and friends. We are gearing up for it and hopefully, we will be ready for the challenge. I have heard from people throughout the province and they are excited to be coming back to Lambton County. Fastball fans from miles around came for the Bantam Grand Championships we hosted in 2010. We still run into people today that say they how much they enjoyed the tournament and were amazed at the talent level and speed of the game. said Tom Sinclair, Express Representative and Co-chair of the 2012 Grand Championships. “There will be many players on display with scholarship deals to schools in the U.S. Hosting this event would not have been possible without the help of Eric MacKenzie and his crew of volunteers. The big city teams were amazed at the Courtright facility and level of detail Eric and his crew upheld. We would like to mention a special thank you to Courtright Minor Baseball for working with us on freeing up the facility for the weekend.”

Courtright Park has 3 excellent fastball diamonds that are maintained meticulously by Eric MacKenzie and his crew. Eric is a former Major League baseball player and since his retirement 20 years ago, has become one of the premier groundskeepers in the province. Eric is well known for his work on the world class baseball diamond located at the same park.

“The three-day event will bring hundreds of people into our community. Many of the teams will be staying at the host hotel, the Holiday Inn, as well as other local hotels and campgrounds throughout Lambton County.,” said Vicky Praill from Tourism Sarnia-Lambton. “It’s been a pleasure working with Tom Sinclair to bring these Championships to Sarnia-Lambton. We are extremely excited to showcase our community and invite everyone to come-out on July 27-29 to cheer on our local Enniskillen Express Midget teams as well as the other Ontario teams as they battle to qualify for the Canadians in Montreal.”

Once again this year, the host committee is looking for volunteers to keep score, announce and help in the preparation and operation of the Championships. If you are interested in volunteering our being a sponsor, please contact Tom Sinclair @ (519) 882-4449 or