Haydn Milley certainly made the most of her unexpected trip to Montreal for Softball Canada’s U17 National Championships.
When her Surrey Storm 2006A team opted not to attend the tournament, the North Delta standout was invited to join the 2005A White Rock Renegades as a pick-up player.
Milley would thrive in a prominent role as a pitcher and infielder. In 17 innings of work in the pitching circle, she did not allow an earned run. She also thrived at the plate with a .500 batting average earning the utility player all-star award.
The 24-team tournament saw the Renegades earn the bronze medal after a semi-final heartbreaking loss to the 2006 Fraser Valley Fusion.
Milley picked up her second player-of-the-game award after earlier earning the honours against Quebec in round-robin play.
The Renegades headed into the playoff round with plenty of momentum after producing five straight wins in round-robin play and surrendering just one run in the process to finish on top of their pool group.
B.C. swept the podium with the 2005 Langford Lightning defeating Fusion in the gold medal game.