A local baseball player is ready, and excited to represent Saskatchewan at the end of August.
Kaitlin Tarasoff, a versatile player, playing pitcher, shortstop and centre field for the under 16 Saskatchewan Baseball Team will be playing in Nationals for the second time.
When asked how it feels to be chosen to represent her home province, Tarasoff said she was “honoured, just to go and support Saskatchewan.”
She'll soon head down to Bedford, Nova Scotia to play with team Saskatchewan.
“Honestly, I’m pretty interested, I’ve never been out to the East Coast," she said.
She also played in last year’s tournament with the under 16 women’s baseball team, where they finished in seventh after an eleventh place finish the year before. With the extra year of experience, Tarasoff said it doesn’t really change her outlook coming into the August 23 to 26 tournament.
“It doesn’t really change,” she said. “You just go out and play your hardest, that’s all you can really do.”
Twelve teams from across Canada will be participating in the tournament, and the Saskatchewan team will consist of ladies playing aged 15 to 17 from the province.
They open up Nationals against Quebec on August 23 at 12:30 p.m. The tournament is a three-game round robin, then they will be put into the playoffs on Saturday and Sunday, with the gold medal game scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 26.
This team that is going to Nationals isn’t the only team that Tarasoff is a part of, however.
She’s also a member of the North Battleford Beavers Boys Midget team where she plays first base and pitcher.
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