It was a busy night in women's slo-pitch action as two teams were crowned champions in their respective divisions.

It was Northern Harbour who took the A-Side Championship over the Royals in two straight in a best-of-three. 

"It's super exciting for this team. We've been going strong for the last 15 years with our core players. I don't know if it's the experience or the team comradery, we always seem to be in this position at the end of the year and fighting for a championship. I'm so proud of the girls and everything they do," says Megan Derouard, coach of Northern Harbour and organizer of the women's league. 

The Royals came out strong in the first few innings, but it was a good defence from Northern Harbour that led their team to a 22-15 victory. 

"You've gotta give it to the Royals. When their bats are on, their bats are on and if you don't match them, they're going to beat you every time. Hats off to the Royals, they definitely showed up to play and it was a great game," she added. 

The A-Side winners were also presented with the pennant award, which is handed out to the team with the least amount of losses in regular season play. Northern Harbour has won this award the last 10 out of 11 years.

In C-Side action, the Neniska Crushers came up top to win the championship over CUPE in two straight games. 

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The B-Side Champions will be crowned tonight as Riverview Rebels and Bob's Burgers will battle it out in game three. First pitch will go at 6:30pm at the Kenora Recreation Centre. 

This is the second year that the league has played throughout the pandemic and Derouard says is grateful for the turnout and dedication from the women this season. 

"The ladies just want to play ball and it's been super unfortunate the last two years that we've had to shorten the season and alter our regulations and guidelines. I have to thank the ladies. Our league is the biggest one in Northwestern Ontario with over 450 women playing in the league. I think that's something we need to continue to be proud of."