The Kenmore Bantam Girls’ Heat travelled to the Andrew Shields Ball Park in Greely for the Rural Ottawa Softball Association’s end of year tournament on the weekend of July 12-14. The Heat won their first game of the tournament against the Winchester 2 Red Sox who were undefeated during the regular season, then took on the Vars Vipers in their second game and beat them. The Heat then got a bye and ended up playing the Vipers again in the semifinal. After they disposed of the Vipers, the Heat made it to the finals against the top team in the regular season and the team they beat in the tournament opener, the Winchester 2 Red Sox. The Heat were ready for the Red Sox downing them in the championship game 16-4. The 2019 Rural Ottawa Softball Association’s champions are front, Emily Robinson, first row from left, Hayleigh Sullivan, Hannah Gibbons, Kate McEwen and Erin Gibbons. Back from left, Stuart McEwen, Lily Wynn, Mackenzie Bain, Kelsey Warren, Elena Dominguez, Grace Greer and head coach, Cheryl Cooper. Courtesy Cooper photo