MONTREAL – Kate Cashin provided a solid pitching performance as the Charlottetown Mariners bounced back with a respectable showing on Thursday afternoon.
Just a few of hours after dropping a 14-0 decision to the Wildcat Warriors from Alberta, the P.E.I. representative was back on the field against the host Quebec Rebelles Dagenais in the Softball Canada national junior women’s championship for under-21 players.
Cashin pitched a complete game in a 4-0 loss to the host team. Cashin’s line over seven innings read seven hits, three earned runs, four strikeouts and no walks.
Cashin and Hilary Pineau were the only Mariners to record hits off Laurence Fortin-Haines, who struck out 11 and walked three in the complete-game effort.
The host team opened the scoring with a single run in the top of the second inning, and then added two more runs in the sixth and a single run in the seventh.
Earlier in the day, the Mariners dropped a 14-0 decision to Alberta’s Wildcat Warriors. The game was called after 4 1/2 innings due to the mercy rule.
Keeley Van Blaricom and Shelby Rowein combined to pitch a no-hitter for the Warriors, who scored five runs in the bottom of the first and nine more in the second frame.
Taylor McGonigal batted a perfect 3-for-3 to lead the Warriors’ 11-hit attack. Hilary Pineau took the loss.
The Mariners are back on the field at 6 p.m., Atlantic time, against the Quebec Etoiles AA 21.