Gore Bay resident member of bronze winning national tournament team

Ms. Bray displays the bronze medal and ball bag members of her team received at the Nationals as well as the ring and ball jacket they won at the 2015 provincial championships.

GORE BAY—A Gore Bay resident was a member of the Owen Sound-based Grey Hares slo-pitch team that brought home a bronze medal from the recent National slo-pitch championships.

Sheila Bray said the members of her team, “are all ladies from the Owen Sound area. We placed third (in the 35 plus intermediate division) and won a bronze medal and ball bags with the National Canada emblem on it.” 

The tournament was held in St. John’s, Newfoundland from July 29 to August 1. The format was a double knockout. “In the first pool we won all our games, which qualified us for the elimination round where we made it to the semi-finals,” said Ms. Bray. She noted her team had an overall record of five wins and two losses.

“The Grey Hares team has been together for four years now,” said Ms. Bray. “We compete in several tournaments and in order to go to the provincials we have to win at least one tournament in a year. In 2015 we went to the provincials in Niagara Falls and finished in first place, so we had the option of going to the nationals this year.” Ms. Bray said she started playing slo-pitch when she was about 26. “I can play anywhere in the field or catch; usually I play left field or catcher.”