OTTAWA- Action at the Senior Women Invitational heated up today with four games played.
Playoff action starts on Saturday with the top four teams advancing.
Here is a recap of the day’s action that took place at Napoléon-Fontaine Stadium in Granby, Québec.
BC 5 Québec (2) 3
BC broke a 3-3 tie with a run in the top of the sixth and added an insurance run in the seventh to earn a 5-3 win over Québec (2). Marina DeAngelis (North Delta, BC) doubled in the sixth to score the go ahead run, while Amanda Asay (Prince George, BC) doubled in the seventh to score BC’s fifth run of the game. Asay was credited with the win tossing 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief. Québec’s Gabrielle Lazzer (Otterburn Park, QC) was 1-for-2 at the plate with an RBI and also tossed two innings on the mound.
Québec 6 Alberta 2
Québec exploded for four runs in the top of the seventh breaking a 2-2 tie as they went onto defeat Alberta 6-2. Gabrielle Perrault (St-Nicholas, QC) scored the eventual winning run when she was walked with the bases loaded and Rosie Lyard (Beaupré, QC) added a two-run single. Alberta’s Liacnis Rodriguez (Edmonton, AB) was solid on the mound for Alberta as she threw five no-hit innings, walking five and striking out three, while giving up an unearned run. Gabrielle Demers (Gatineau, QC) started for Québec and threw four innings giving up only one run, while Vanessa Riopel (Repentigny, QC) earned the save with a scoreless seventh inning.
Ontario 5 Alberta 3
Ashley Stephenson (Oakville, ON) went 2-for-3 with an RBI and also earned the save as Ontario edged Alberta 5-3. Cindy Saavedra (Toronto, ON) scored two runs and was 2-for-2, while Alberta’s Tara Sliwkanich (Fort Saskatchewan, AB) took the loss after tossing five innings on the mound. Trailing 1-0, Ontario scored twice in the second inning and added three more in the fourth.
Québec 18 BC 1
Québec improved to 4-0 as they trounced BC 18-1 to earn them a spot in one of the semi-final games. After a scoreless first inning, Québec scored 13 runs in the second highlighted by a Stéphanie Savoie (Québec, QC) two-run double. Genevieve Morneau-Vaillancourt (Québec, QC), Amélie Julien (Rimouski, QC) and Valérie Paquette (Montréal, QC) each had three RBI, while Gabrielle Perreault picked-up the win on the mound.
For scores, rosters, and standings, and to follow the games live on Pointstreak, please visitwww.baseball.ca/seniorwomen