Pan Am Championship - Day 3
Sunday, August 02, 2009
(Maracay, Venezuela) Canada claimed its second victory of the 2009 Womens Pan American Championship in Maracay, Venezuela in decisive fashion as they defeated Guatemala 17-2 in five innings on Sunday.
Canada extended their lead to 7-2 in the third. Kaleigh Rafter (Guelph, ON) walked, Erin Cumpstone reached base on a fielders choice and Megan Timpf singled to push Cumpstone in to score. Caitlin Lever (Buffalo, New York) then singled to score Timpf and increase the lead to 7-1. Guatemala rallied in the bottom of the third on a walk and back to back singles to score their second run. A third single loaded the bases and Danielle Lawrie (Langley, BC) replaced starting pitcher Leah McIntosh (Whitby, ON) in the pitchers circle and shut down the rally with Canada leading 7-2.
In the fourth, Canada exploded for six runs leading off with back-to-back singles by Evelyne Pare and Jenn Salling, a walk to Jennifer Yee and a two-run double by Sheena Lawrick pushing the score to 9-2. Kaleigh Rafter singled to score Lawrick and Erin Cumpstone doubled to score Rafter. A single by Caitlin Lever brought in Canadas 13th run. Canada continued its onslaught as Lawrick singled and Kaleigh Rafter belted a two-run homerun, her third in two games, to run the score to 15-2. An error by Guatemala, a double by Megan Timpf and back-to-back RBI singles to Caitlin Lever and Melanie Matthews rounded out the scoring with Canada capturing a 17-2 win.
Leah McIntosh was the winning pitcher for Canada with relief from Danielle Lawrie, who came on with two outs and the bases loaded in the third inning.
Canadas next action is on Monday with games against Puerto Rico at 1:00 pm and Peru at 3:30 pm.
For more information, please contact: