Hannah Legge picked a fine time to bring her best to the diamond.
The 14-year-old Cow Head native, a Grade 9 student at Long Range Academy, tossed five shutout innings to lead the Corner Brook Barons to a 2-0 victory over Nova Scotia 2 in the showdown for bronze at the 2018 Baseball Atlantic 14U Girls Championship Sunday in St. John’s.
Legge scattered two hits and chalked up 10 strikeouts over five innings to get the pitching win and was chosen her team’s MVP for the tournament.
She picked up the save in a 7-6 win over defending champion New Brunswick in a preliminary game and finished up the six-team tournament with a sizzling .571 batting average.
“I pitched the game of my life. It’s the best I’ve ever seen me pitch,” Legge said Monday morning.
The Barons had to settle for a shot at bronze after finishing with a 2-2 record, but Legge was pretty pleased with a medal because the girls had no big expectations heading into the tournament knowing the competition would be pretty good.
Getting the nod as her team’s MVP meant a lot to her because she knows the medal win came as a result of everybody doing their part to get the job done.
“It was awesome to get that for my team because all of us played amazing,” she said. “The girls did amazing. It just wasn’t me. Everybody had a role to play in winning that game.”
Cleats and glove on the shelf for another season, Legge is now focused on making things happen on the ice as she prepares for another year of competitive hockey with her friends.