Women's Invitational: Alberta wins twice on day two

 Photo Credit: Gerry Marentette

Photo Credit: Gerry Marentette

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

WINDSOR - Four games were played Friday on day two of the Women’s Invitational in Windsor, Ont. Another set of round robin games go on Saturday before semi-final and medal games on Sunday.

Ontario 7 BC 6

Ontario scored three runs in the top of the sixth off two bases-loaded walks and a RBI single from Jenn Gilroy to come away with a 7-6 win over BC. Kate Psota came on in relief and pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the win. BC jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the first thanks to a RBI triple from Stacy Fournier and a RBI double from Rhianna Pettapiece before Ontario tied things up in the fourth. 

Alberta 15 Prospects 14 (8 innings)

Alberta overcame deficits of seven and eight runs to comeback and defeat the Prospects squad, 15-14. Saige Hall came on in the relief for the final two innings to earn the win for Alberta while Nicole Luchanski enjoyed a 4-for-5 game at the plate including two singles, a double and a triple, and drove in three runs. Alberta’s Kaitlyn Ross was all over the score sheet with three hits, three RBI and four runs scored as part of a 16-hit attack. Jessie McKay and Heather Healey led the Prospects’ offence combining for seven hits, five RBI and four runs scored.

Québec 5 BC 4

Catherine Labelle tossed two shutout innings and struck out four to earn the win as Québec held on for a 5-4 win over BC. Eight different Québec hitters recorded hits including two each from Pascal Jalbert, Noemie Lapointe and Erica Ahad. Lapointe started on the mound for Québec and gave her side 4 2/3 solid innings of work. BC’s Stacy Fournier had a triple and drove in a run in the loss.

Alberta 5 Ontario 0

Madison Willan spun a two-hit shutout as Alberta blanked Ontario, 5-0. Willan walked two batters and struck out two while pitching in front of an error-free defence. Paige Hildebrandt and Kaitlyn Ross came up with RBI singles and Willan helped her own cause with a sacrifice fly as Alberta jumped out to a 3-0 first inning lead before adding insurance runs in the second and fourth.

Action continues on Saturday with four games scheduled.

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Adam Morissette

Adam Morissette was born and raised in Ottawa, Ont. where sports were always a big part of his life whether it be baseball, hockey or football, including playing two seasons as centre for coach Pat Sheahan with the Queen's University Golden Gaels in Kingston -- Canada's first capital. Morissette has always have been passionate about baseball and has fond memories of attending Montreal Expos games with his father, Mike, and listening to his recollection of watching baseball in Montreal at Jarry Park and stories about Gary Carter, Rusty Staub and Steve Rodgers. Morissette could often be found in a near empty Lynx Stadium watching Joe Siddall, Bert Heffernan, Curtis Pride and Jamie Carroll soaking in a beautiful summer night at the ballpark. He was a member of the provincial championship Orleans Red Sox Little League teams also played with the Ottawa White Sox for the late Lyle Anderson and Todd Burke in OBA Midget and American Legion play and the Capital City Crushers (NCBL), primarily as a catcher. Has also spent time coaching Little League in Orleans and South Ottawa. He wanted to turn his passion into a career and enrolled in Sport Business Management at Algonquin College in Ottawa in 2007. After working for the Ottawa 67's OHL team as the Ticket Coordinator, Morissette jumped at the opportunity to become the Media and Public Relations Coordinator with Baseball Canada in 2010. He loves watching and reading about pro, college or amateur baseball and is a long-time subscriber to Baseball America. Morissette is thrilled about the idea of writing about baseball and is interested in covering any story that his car -- and time -- will allow him to cover.