“Everyone there is like ‘Drum? What’s this town?’, because we’re kicking butt.”
The fastpitch softball team is 10-2-1 since playing on June 2, travelling to Calgary every Tuesday and Thursday for the rest of the regular season.
“It’s a lot of commitment from the parents, but for the girls it’s worth it,” says Janzen.
They are sitting at 15 points as of Wednesday night, trailing three points behind the South Bow River team they tied on June 2. They had gone undefeated from late April until they lost on May 17. The Royals lost their Tuesday, May 31 game 12-11.
There are 12 girls on the Royals roster.
They’ll be heading to provincials in July.
“We’re pumped with that, I think we’ll do quite well because of how the division in Calgary is going for us,” said Janzen. “Last year we were undefeated in the squirts level, we have a strong core.”
Greg Janzen is the head coach, with Shari Skytt and Aaron Lang as assistant coaches, and Melissa Janzen as manager.
The Royal Purple Ladies purchased their uniforms so they took their name from them.