Locals help Ontario to 5-1 fastball record


baseball2Manitoba (6-0) continued to roll as the only unbeaten team while British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec kept pace by each winning two games to move to 5-1 on the third day of fastball competition at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, QC.

Ontario’s bats were hot to start the day as six players registered multi-hit games and the team took advantage of five errors to defeat Nova Scotia, 13-2, in five innings on the run rule.

Ontario jumped ahead with four runs in the top of the first inning on RBI singles by Logan White (Brantford) and Jenna Lehoux (Mississauga) as well as a two-run double by Lindsay Hayward (Ancaster). Ontario added five runs to their lead the following inning highlighted by a two-run single by Hayward, and three more in the third to take a 12-0 lead.

Nova Scotia scored both of its runs in the bottom of the fourth on a triple by Angela Moores (Dartmouth).

In Ontario’s second game, five runs in the top of the first inning was all the offence needed as the pitching duo of Lauren McLaughlin (Oakville) and Alex Sagl (Burlington) held Alberta to only three hits as Ontario improved its record to 5-1 with a 6-0 victory.

Miranda Castiglione (Brampton) got the ball rolling with a two-run triple and scored on a groundout, and Riley Carter (Uxbridge) and McLaughlin later hit back-to-back RBI singles to give Ontario an early 5-0 lead. Ontario added another run on an error in the top of the fourth to complete the scoring. Taylor McGonigal (Calgary) had two of Alberta’s three hits.

Ontario was to take on British Columbia Tuesday, 7 p.m., EDT in a matchup of 5-1 teams.