ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Kevin Quinn Re/Max Ravens are coming home to Prince Edward Island with bronze medals from the under-14 Eastern Canadian girls’ softball championship in St. John’s, N.L.
The Ravens got off to a rough start Sunday afternoon and were unable to get the key hit in losing 15-11 to Ontario Two. It set up an all-Ontario final.
Ontario Two scored four runs in the first inning against P.E.I. on a leadoff single, an error and a walk before they hit two bloop singles to take the lead. Ontario would score two more in the second to take a 6-0 lead before the Ravens would cash two runs to cut the deficit to four.
Ontario answered with two of their own in the top of fourth to restore its six-run lead.
The Ravens refused to quit, scoring five in the bottom of the fourth to get back in the game, trailing 8-7.
In the top of sixth, Ontario would again restore the six-run lead and added two more in the seventh to take a 15-7 advantage heading to the bottom of seventh.
The Ravens would not go away quietly, scoring four runs to cut the lead to four and bringing the tying run to the plate.
The Ravens left the bases loaded three times in the game.
Ashley Cullen pitched 3 1/3 innings, giving up seven hits and striking out four in the losing cause.
Lindsey Drover went 5-for-5 with three runs and was named the team’s player of the game while Cullen went 3-for-5.
Sophia Jeffery and Drover were named to the tournament all-star team.
P.E.I. went 5-0 in the round robin but lost to both Ontario teams in the playoffs.