MONTREAL – It was a tough finish to the 2014 Softball Canada national junior women’s championship for the Charlottetown Mariners.
The Mississauga Hurricanes, the Ontario No. One team, scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, including an unearned winning run, to edge the P.E.I. representative 5-4 in a placement game in the under-21 tournament on Saturday evening.
Overall, the Mariners completed play at 1-6 (won-lost).
The Hurricanes and Mariners combined for 21 hits in the back-and-forth game. Mississauga scored two runs in the fifth inning to take a 3-1 lead, but the Mariners answered back with a three-run sixth to take a 4-3 cushion.
Kate Cashin was the pitcher of record for the Mariners. The Summerside native gave up four earned runs, 11 hits and two walks while striking out two.
Offensively, Priscilla Curran (2-2), Cashin (2-4, run scored), Brittany Doucette (2-4), Heather Drake (2-4), Hilary Pineau (1-3, walk, run scored) and Riley Koughan (1-3) picked up hits for the Mariners.