Reds defeat Nova Scotia at under-18 softball championship

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The P.E.I. Scotiabank Reds are heading to the Canadian national under-18 girls fast pitch championship in Saskatoon, Sask. Team members, front row, from left are Curt Duckworth, Kira Duckworth, Jacinda Costello, Brailyne Jenkins, Abbie Morrissey, Hope Higginbotham, Kaylan Ellsworth, Emily Cairns and Jeff Ellsworth. Second row, Lori Ellsworth, Jordan Ellis, Clara Jane Wood, Rebecca Palmer, Laura Ready, Jada Yeo, Sarah Woodside, Alyssa Fleming, Jordon Havenga, Katie Rayner and Kailey Koughan. Missing was Heidi Rennie.

The P.E.I. Scotiabank Reds scored four runs in the third inning to defeat Nova Scotia 7-1 Friday at the Canadian under-18 girls softball championship in Saskatoon.

Laura Ready led the way, going 3-for-3 with two runs.

Kailey Koughan had two hits, a run and an RBI while Kaylan Ellsworth was 1-for-2 with two RBI and a run. Jada Yeo, Emily Cairns, Hope Higginbotham and Brailyne Jenkins each added a hit.

Alyssa Fleming threw a seven-hitter for the win. She walked four and struck out seven.

The Reds went 3-0 in the Co-op Challenge Cup playoff section of the tournament after opening 1-3 in the seeding round.

P.E.I. plays for gold Saturday at 5 p.m. Atlantic.

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Saskatoon

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