Under-14 Eagles defeat London in emotional game

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The Halthorn Global Eagles celebrate Thursday's victory over the London Lightning at the Canadian under-14 girls softball championship in White Rock, B.C.

The P.E.I. Halthorn Global Eagles won one for an injured teammate on Thursday at the Canadian under-14 girls softball championship in White Rock, B.C.

Minutes before the game started Kassie Oliver was hit in the back of the head with a ball and taken to hospital for pre-cautionary reasons.

The Eagles found themselves trailing the London Lightning from Ontario 2-0 before they recorded an out.

“Our girls once again showed what they were made of by calling time, saying a cheer for Kassie and that they wanted this one for her,” said coach Chris Halliwell.

The Eagles scored in their half of the inning when Jessica Turbide drove in Hannah Annear with a one-out double and rolled to a 11-4 victory over the London Lightning.

Jessica Turbide (2-for-4), Quinn Kirkland (3-for-3) and Annear (2-for-3), the bottom three in the batting order, all had big games for P.E.I., scoring seven runs and turning two double plays.

Kirkland added three stolen bases and had an RBI, Turbide drove in two runs and Annear had four RBI and a stolen bases.  

Robyn Power was 1-for-1 with three walks and two stolen bases, Lila Mitchell was 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBI, Sydney Halliwell was 1-for-3 and Devon Lawlor added an RBI.

“This was a total team effort and I can’t be more proud of these young ladies,” Halliwell said.

Sydney Halliwell allowed four runs on five hits in four innings of work. She struck out three and walked two. Margaret Reynolds threw a clean inning in relief.

The Lightning named Oliver the player of the game.

Oliver was release from hospital and diagnosed with a mild concussion. She will be out of action today, but on the bench with the Eagles.

P.E.I. has three games scheduled back-to-back-to-back today starting with the Marlins from Ontario at 3:30 p.m. ADT.

Organizations: P.E.I. Halthorn Global Eagles, London Lightning, Ontario 2 Marlins

Geographic location: White Rock, Ontario

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