Women's Invitational: Prospects, Alberta, Ontario winners on Day 1

 Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

Action at Baseball Canada's Women's Invitational in Windsor, Ont., began on Thursday with all five teams on the field. Here's a recap of the events:

Prospects 8 Québec 5

Julia Jodouin drove in four runs as part of a 2-for-3 day at the plate to lead the Prospects squad to an 8-5 win over Québec. Prospects starter Heather Healey worked five innings and struck out one batter to get the win while Allison Shroder worked two scoreless frames in relief and also went 1-for-4 with a double and RBI. Catherine Labelle had three hits and drove in a run for Québec.

Alberta 13 BC 6

Alberta pounded-out 17 hits en route to a 13 -6 victory over western rivals BC. Kelsey Lalor had three of them and she also pitched four innings on the mound with three strikeouts to lead Alberta while Carrie Jesperson, Nicole Luchanski and Madison Willan also contributed three hits apiece. Stacy Fournier drove in three of BC’s runs as part of a 2-for-3 day at the plate.

Ontario 7 Québec 1

Autumn Mills tossed a complete game and struck out six to lead Ontario over Québec, 7-1. Mills contributed a 1-for-4 game at the plate and drove in two runs while Ashley Stephenson went 3-for-3 with an RBI. Ontario jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one and benefitted from seven Québec errors.

Action continues on Friday 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.