ST. JOHN'S, N.L. – The Kevin Quinn Re/Max Ravens lost 14-9 to Ontario in the one-two game Sunday morning in St. John’s, N.L., in the under-14 Eastern Canadian girls’ softball championship.
It was the Ravens first loss of the tournament. The Prince Edward Island squad will play at noon Atlantic in a semifinal with a berth in the championship game and a rematch with Ontario on the line.
The Ravens took a 4-1 lead into the fourth when Ontario's first two batters walked, and the next batter popped up to shortstop for the first out.
The next hitter reached on an error to load the bases. With a drawn-in infield, a ball hit to shortstop went home and off the catcher’s glove to score two runners.
The following batter struck out followed by a single plating the tying run. Another Ravens error followed by a homerun plated Ontario’s seventh run of the inning to go up 8-4.
Ontario scored one in the fifth and five more in the seventh to go up 14-4 heading to the bottom of the seventh.
The Ravens scored five to close the gap but could not complete the comeback.
Ravens starter Ashley Cullen went 3 2/3 innings, giving up four hits and striking out four. Kylee Campbell gave up a hit and struck out three in 2 1/3 innings of relief while Ella Condon pitched the seventh, giving up two hits.
Lindsey Drover was 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored and Sophia Jeffery went 3-for-4 with three runs scored to pace the Ravens attack. Kyah Kennedy (1-for-1) and Jamie Jenkins (1-for-1 with a run scored) also were key batters while Menna McCabe was the team’s player of the game.