The P.E.I. Halthorn Global Eagles trounced the BCB Chiliwack Mayhem 11-4 Sunday to win the bronze medal in the Open Division at the 2014 Softball Canada under-14 girls’ jamboree in Surrey B.C.
The Eagles got out to a quick start scoring one run in the top of the first inning when Kaelyn White drove in Robyn Power.
The Mayhem scored two in their half of the first and one in the second and the score stayed 3-1 in favour of the Mayhem until the top of the fourth inning when the Eagles' bats exploded for 11 hits, one walk and nine runs.
The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Pitching stats in the game for the Eagles:
Sydney Halliwell - 4 IP, 4 runs on 3 hits, 2 walks, 1 Error
Margaret Reynolds 1 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 walk
Eagles top batters:
Robyn Power, 2-3, 1 bb, 2 runs
Lila Mitchell, 1-4 1 run
Jessica Turbide, 1-2, 1 bb, 1 run
Kassie Oliver, 1 Rbi
Sydney Halliwell, 2-4, 1 run, 2 rbi
Kaelyn White, 2-4, 1 run
Kalli Hunter, 2-3, 2 runs, 2 rbi
Margaret Reynolds, 2-3, 1 run
Hannah Sentner, 2-3 1 RBI 1 run
Hannah Annear, 1-2, 1 bb, 1 run
Said head coach Chris Halliwell: "We are extremely proud of the girls. It's quite an accomplishment to come to a Canadian championship and come home with a medal. Our girls competed in every game. We hit the ball as good as any team here this week. Our pitching and defence was unbelievable all week long. We faced and overcame adversity and never quit in any game. It was a total-team effort. The girls, coaches and parents made a huge commitment to this team and we showed that hard work can pay off."
Added coach Bobby Power: The girls deserve what they achieved. The hard work and level of play they showed was incredible. We played hard and fought through a couple injuries and sickness this week but never thought of quitting in any game."
The Eagles finished the tournament with a 4-4 record.