You could say that softball is in her blood. From when she was in diapers, Sydney Teague has been getting dirty on the softball field…and there is no place she would rather be.
The 13 year old Milton slugger and her teammates on the 2008 birth year Brampton Blazers ‘08 fast pitch softball team recently captured Gold at the PWSA U14 – 2 Provincial Championships in Cambridge.
A series sweep in the semifinals over Port Perry ‘07, set up a best-of-three finals vs a strong Wilmot ‘07 team. Game one of the final series was a nail biter; a 2 – 1 last inning walk off win for Brampton.
Game two saw the Blazers scoring early and often enroute to a series sweep and a Provincial title.
The Provincial title also qualified the Blazers for the 2021 Softball Border Battle on Labour Day Weekend.
As if that wasn’t enough to cap off a successful 2021 campaign, the hard hitting Miltonian was named to the Great Britain U15 National Team.
With Canada not offering a U15 (Under 15) entry for the International Championships, coupled with her having a British passport by way of her father’s citizenship, Teague began the tryout process for Team Great Britain back in April. In-person tryouts and evaluations for the team were shut down due to Covid 19 so tryouts were limited to existing in-game video highlights and virtual tryouts.
With all of the 2021 WBSC (World Baseball Softball Confederation) season being shut down, except for the Olympics, Team Great Britain U15 will be preparing for the 2022 International
softball season with a training camp in Florida in December. The 2022 season will see the team competing in the WSBC Continental Qualifiers in the Netherlands as well as competing in the Canada Cup in White rock, British Columbia. Until then, Sydney is looking forward to attending Grade 8 at Irma Coulson PS and practicing with her Brampton Blazers teammates.
Sydney had dedicated her 2021 season to her softball mentor, inspiration and “Big Sis”, Christan Dowling, who passed away unexpectedly on April 12. Throughout the 2021 season, “CD19” was written inside Teague’s batting helmet.