Team BC 10 Team PEI 8 (8 innings)
Team BC faced their biggest test of the Games so far, battling their Atlantic counterparts in an eight inning nail biter that came right down to the last pitch. BC scored six runs in the top of the extra inning, but then gave four right back before finally ending the game with a clutch strikeout by Julia Wright (Langley) with the tying run on base.
Taylor Gillis (Langley) had a big day from the lead-off spot, going 3-5 with thre runs scored. Damara Begin (Delta) also had a pair of long blasts, a solo dinger in the fourth and a long double in the eighth. Emma Entzminger (Victoria) rounded out the attack with a three-hit game.
Team BC 12 Team Manitoba 5
Team BC faced off against the host Manitoba and their raucous hometown crowd Wednesday evening in a nationally televised prime-time game. They prevailed 12-5 after a back and forth game that continued well after the lights came on at the ballpark at John Blumberg field.
After BC went up 9-2, Manitoba loaded the bases in consecutive innings, but Julia Wright (Langley) threw some clutch strikes and worked her way out of the jams with minimal damage. Wright picked up her second win of the day.
Taylor Lundrigan (Abbottsford) had three RBI’s, with Kolby Hamilton (Surrey), Emma Entzminger (Victoria) and Danielle De Ruiter (Surrey) also collected multiple hits for BC. Cassa Courtney (Surrey) cracked a long triple in the bottom of the sixth that drove in two runs, clinching the mercy for BC.
Michelle Peters, Head Coach, Abbottsford
On staying focused in an up and down game
"We need to stay within our energy, focus on our own game and taking care of the little things. Blocking out distractions like the crowd, the TV cameras, staying in our lane and doing our jobs is key in this type of situation."
BC will face off against Alberta (12:00 CST) and Ontario (5:00 CST) August 10th.