Rough start for Ravens at under-16 girls' championship

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BRAMPTON, Ont. – The P.E.I. Re/Max Ravens are still looking for their first win here at the Softball Canada national under-16 girls championship.

The Ravens fell to 0-4 on Thursday night, dropping a 20-4 five-inning decision to British Columbia’s Surrey Storm.

Earlier Thursday, Manitoba Smitty’s 98 topped the Ravens 6-3.

The Ravens opened play with an 11-1 loss to the Guelph Gators from Ontario on Wednesday afternoon, and then dropped an 8-1 decision to the Quebec Rebelles later on Day 1.

Smitty’s 98 6 Ravens 3

The Manitoba representative led 3-0 after three innings, but the Ravens rallied to tie the score in the top of the fourth inning. Manitoba, though, answered right back with a deuce in its half of the fourth, and added an insurance run in the fifth inning.

Emily Brothers went the distance on the mound for the Ravens, giving up six runs and 12 hits. However, the Ravens committed four errors in the field and only three of Manitoba’s runs were earned. Brothers did not issue any free passes and had one strikeout.

Offensively, Brianna Arsenault (2-2, walk, run scored) and Jada Yeo (2-4, run scored) were the top hitters for the Ravens, who committed four errors in the field.

Storm 20 Ravens 4

A nine-run third inning gave the Storm a 12-0 lead, and Surrey tacked on three more in the top of the fourth and counted five in the fifth inning.

Yeo and Allee Ryan shared the pitching chores for the Ravens, who scored a single run in the fourth inning and tacked on three more in the fifth.

Arsenault (2-2), Mackenzie Koughan (1-2, RBI), Ryan (1-3), Ashley MacBain (1-3, run scored, RBI), Sarah Henderson (1-3) and Alexys Mooney (1-3, run scored) recorded the Ravens’ seven hits.

Marina Cyr had a perfect 5-for-5 batting summary, scored four runs and drove in two more to lead the Storm’s offence.

Organizations: Ravens, Softball Canada

Geographic location: Manitoba, BRAMPTON, British Columbia Ontario Surrey

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