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Savidant has walkoff single as P.E.I. Eagles cash ticket to final

The P.E.I. Eagles played the Fredericton Twins Friday at the Eastern Canadian under-19 girls' softball championship at Central Field.
The P.E.I. Eagles played the Fredericton Twins Friday at the Eastern Canadian under-19 girls' softball championship at Central Field.

Island squad earns come-from-behind victory over Quebec at under-19 Eastern Canadian girls; softball championship

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The P.E.I. Eagles will play for gold Sunday at Central Field at the Eastern Canadian under-19 girls’ softball championship.

First pitch is slated for 4 p.m.

The Eagles defeated Quebec 7-6 in the matchup of the two pool champions from round-robin play.

Quebec led 6-2 in the sixth before the Island girls responded with two runs in the sixth and three in the bottom of the seventh for the comeback victory.

Sydney Halliwell led off seventh with a double, Kaelyn White was hit by a pitch and Jessica Turbide walked to load the bases.

Hannah Sentner hit a sacrifice fly to drive in one run and when the relay throw went over a Quebec player, the Eagles tied it. Haley Savidant smashed one up the middle to drive in the winning run and earned player of the game honours.

P.E.I. threatened early but couldn't cash in the first inning with the bases loaded and nobody out.

Quebec built a 4-0 lead in the top of the third, but P.E.I. responded with two in the bottom of the inning. Quebec added singles in the fourth and sixth innings.

White had a two-run double in the third and Lila Mitchell cashed in two with a sixth-inning double. She finished 2-for-3 with two walks.

Margaret Reynolds earned the win in relief of Halliwell who threw the first six innings.

Eryn Hustler was 2-for-3 with a run, Halliwell was 2-for-3 with a walk and White 2-for-3 with a walk. Turbide walked twice.

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