Canada Summer Games – Day 2 Results
Published by Gilles LeBlanc
Published on August 05, 2013
(Sherbrooke, QC) The softball competition at the Canada Summer Games continued on Sunday with rain continuing to be the story as Desranleau Park was delayed for an hour and a half in the afternoon and later forced two evening games to be postponed to later in the week. At Bureau Park, rain started to fall during the last game of the day between Quebec and Nova Scotia, and after an hour delay, the game resumed and was completed.
After splitting their two games on Saturday, Ontario started the second day of competition by scoring five runs in the top of the sixth, while the pitching duo of Alex Sagl (Burlington, ON) and Stacie Cox (London, ON) combined to limit Saskatchewan to only one hit in the win. Saskatchewan pitcher Keeley Van Blaricom (Southey, SK) held Ontario to two runs on four hits through four plus innings, but Ontario put up four hits to score five runs highlighted by a two-run double by Miranda Castiglione (Brampton, ON) in the top of the fifth. Castiglione drove in another run on a sacrifice fly in the sixth as Ontario took the run-rule win in six innings. Van Blaricom registered Saskatchewan’s only hit in the bottom of the first inning, while Janet Leung (Mississauga, ON) had a double, a single and two runs batted in for Ontario.
In a battle between two unbeaten teams after the first day of competition, British Columbia jumped out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back in a 9-1 win over Alberta in five innings. British Columbia only needed six hits to score their runs, taking advantage of nine walks and several passed balls by Alberta. Courtney Bridge (Thompson, MB) drove in two runs for BC, while Chelsea Jenner (Abbotsford, BC) added an RBI triple and Cassandra Dypchey (South Surrey, BC) and Stefani Ellis (Vancouver, BC) each pushed a run across the plate. Torri Belton (Langley, BC) limited Alberta to one run on three hits in five innings of work to earn the win in the pitcher’s circle.
Prince Edward Island earned its first win of the tournament by scoring six runs in the top of the first and Maggie McIsaac fired a five inning one-hitter to defeat Newfoundland and Labrador 7-0. PEI scored two runs on an error and added another on a wild pitch, while Clara Wood hit an RBI single and Amy Campbell drove in two runs with a single of her own to jump out to the early lead. They added a run on a double by Wood in the second to round out the scoring.
Regan Lawrence (Stonewall, MB) pitched a five inning no-hitter to blank Nova Scotia 7-0 and the bats struck for five runs in the bottom of the fifth as Manitoba improved its tournament record to 3-0. Courtney Kwasnitza (Stonewall, MB) led the offence with a triple and four runs batted in, while Jade Anderson (Winnipeg, MB) added a pair of singles.
Ontario pounded out 17 hits but left 10 runners stranded on base in a 6-1 win over New Brunswick. Kristy Noble (Uxbridge, ON) hit a two-run double to open the scoring in the bottom of the first, and Ontario added another run on an RBI single by Logan White (Brantford, ON) the following inning. Lauren McLaughlin (Oakville, ON) and Shelby Heyd (Innisfil, ON) hit back-to-back RBI singles in the fourth, and Lindsay Hayward (Ancaster, ON) hit a run-scoring single in the fifth. New Brunswick scored a run on a wild pitch in the fifth, but that was as close as they would get.
Quebec handed Alberta its second loss of the day with a big 11-2 win. Christina Latreille (Coteau-du-Lac, QC) had three singles and drove in four runs, while Sabrina Matteau (Chateauguay, QC) and Rochelle Flanagan (Beaconsfield, QC) each contributed a pair of hits in the win. Quebec opened the scoring on a two-run single by Latreille in the top of the first inning, and went on to add two more on wild pitches in the third. Latreille drove in two more runs on a single in the fourth, and Quebec later scored another on a ground out to take a 7-0 lead. Alberta responded with a pair of runs in the fifth on an RBI double by Torri Kleibrink (Calgary, AB) and a run-scoring single by Katie Hlushak (Airdrie, AB), but Quebec responded with four runs in the top of the sixth to put the game away.
In a battle between the only two undefeated teams, Manitoba continued their strong play by jumping out to a three run lead and held on to edge British Columbia 3-2. Brigitte Gauvin (Winnipeg, MB) led off the third inning with a triple and scored on an error, followed by a run-scoring triple by Stefanie Sheard (Winnipeg, MB) who immediately scored on a single by Courtney Kwasnitza. British Columbia finally got into the hit column in the bottom of the fifth and scored a run on an error, and put pressure on in the bottom of the seventh when Kaitlyn Cameron (Langley, BC) hit an RBI single to cut the lead to one and BC put runners two runners on base with one out, but was unable to score the equalizer. A day after defeating Ontario, Brooke Seneshen (Winnipeg, MB) earned her second complete game win by allowing two runs – one earned – on seven hits with four strikeouts.
Quebec kept rolling with a 10-0 win over Nova Scotia in a game that was delayed for more than an hour. Karelle Cote (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC) fired a five inning no-hitter for Quebec, walking only one batter and striking out eight. Quebec took advantage of four walks and two hit by pitches to start the inning and scored two runs on passed balls and two others on wild pitches, followed by an RBI double by Christina Latreille who went on to score on an error. Quebec added two runs on an RBI double and a passed ball in the fourth, and added their tenth run on an RBI double by Emilie Laliberte (Granby, QC) in the fifth.
In another game on Sunday, Prince Edward Island jumped out to an early 5-1 lead, but Saskatchewan came back to tie the game and took an 8-5 lead before the game was postponed due to rain. The game will resume at 10:00am EDT on Tuesday morning at Desranleau Park. The last scheduled game between New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador was also postponed to Wednesday morning at 10:00am EDT at Bureau Park.
Key matchups on the schedule for the third day of competition include Saskatchewan (1-2) taking on Manitoba (4-0) at noon EDT and Quebec (3-1) at 4:00pm EDT at Bureau while Ontario (3-1) will face Alberta (2-2) at 5:00pm EDT at Desranleau.
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