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The Halthorn Global Eagles will represent P.E.I. at the Softball Canada under-14 girls jamboree in British Columbia next week.
The P.E.I. Halthorn Global Eagles lost 5-4 to the Waterloo Ghosts Thursday at the Canadian under-14 girls softball championship in White Rock, B.C.
It was the Eagles first loss of the season against an under-14 team.
“We hit the ball very hard in this one just right at fielders and they made the plays,” said Eagles head coach Chris Halliwell. “We had five hard and deep lines drives stolen from us. If two of those drop we could have scored five more runs, but they didn’t and we made a couple errors to give them four runs.”
Lila Mitchell and Kaelyn White each had two hits while Robyn Power, Sydney Halliwell, Devon Lawlor and Hannah Sentner each had one.
Sydney Halliwell allowed five runs on a hit, two walks and three errors behind her through four innings. She struck out two.
Margaret Reynolds gave up a hit and struck one out during two innings of scoreless relief.
White was named the game’s most valuable player.
“My opinion is Kaelyn is as good as any outfielder here and the plays she made today were unbelievable,” Halliwell said. “She threw one girl out from centre field to first on a would-be hit and later made a diving catch to save a run.”
The Eagles (1-1) play the London Lightning from Ontario at 10:30 p.m. ADT. The Ghosts are 2-0 while the Lightning is 1-0 and playing a British Columbia team before tonight’s game with the Eagles.
“We are very excited for our evening game a rematch against the London Lightning, who beat us in last year’s Canadian championships,” the coach said.