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Team Canada, including Sellick, Ellsworth, Quinn, earned first victory at worlds

Dawson Sellick batting for the O’Leary Eagles in a recent men’s tournament in O’Leary. Sellick left Monday to join Junior Team Canada for the world softball championship tournament in Prince Albert.
Dawson Sellick batting for the O’Leary Eagles in a recent men’s tournament in O’Leary. Sellick left Monday to join Junior Team Canada for the world softball championship tournament in Prince Albert. - Eric McCarthy

PRINCE ALBERT, SASK. – Tignish’s Dawson Sellick and his Team Canada teammates are 1-0 after the opening day at the World Baseball Softball Confederation junior men’s softball world championship.

Dawson Sellick is playing with Team Canada at the world softball championship in Saskatchewan.
Dawson Sellick is playing with Team Canada at the world softball championship in Saskatchewan.

Canada defeated the Americans 10-3 on Saturday in Prince Albert, Sask.

The host squad went up 1-0 in the first inning, gave up three in the top of the second before retaking the lead with three in the bottom of the inning. They finished it off with a six-run sixth inning.

Designated player Brady Hogg was 1-for-1 with a three-run home run in the second inning and scored two runs. Sellick, who played left field, was 0-for-2.

Owen Torrie threw 5 1/3 innings for the victory, allowing three runs on three hits and seven walks while striking out 12. Riley Manion got the final two outs.

Mark Quinn is an assistant coach with Team Canada at the world softball championship in Saskatchewan.

Canada plays the Czech Republic (1-0) Sunday at 11 p.m. Atlantic.

Jeff Ellsworth, a Dock resident, is the head coach while Cardigan’s Mark Quinn is an assistant on his coaching staff.

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