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Ellsworth, Team Nova Scotia win first game at Canadian championship

Published on August 30, 2017

Jeff Ellsworth is playing for the East Hants Shooters Bar and Grill Mastodons from Nova Scotia at the Canadian senior men's fast pitch championship.

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SASKATOON, SASK. – Alberton’s Jeff Ellsworth had a single as Nova Scotia’s entry opened the Canadian senior men’s fast pitch championship Wednesday with a win.

The East Hants Shooters Bar and Grill Mastodons defeated Bulyea Rustlers 5-2 in Saskatoon, Sask. The Rustlers are one of the six Saskatchewan squads in the 12-team tournament.

Donnelly Archibald was 1-for-2 with a three-run home run in the fifth and four RBI to pace the Mastodons. Justin Schofield allowed one earned run while striking out nine in the victory.

Nova Scotia led 2-1 after the first inning and the game was tied 2-2 through four innings.

Ellsworth, who played centre field, also grounded out to second and flew out to left. It was his first senior level game since 2015. The former co-captain of Team Canada is the lone Islander playing in the championship.

The Mastodons play the NB Petro Hawks from Saskatchewan at 6:30 p.m. Atlantic.