SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Nova Scotia I was able to win one game last week at the 2016 Softball Canada Under-21 women’s championship despite the efforts of its roster, including pitcher Kelyn Palmer of MacLellan’s Brook and catcher Hilary Taylor of New Glasgow.
Palmer surrendered three runs in the fifth inning and four in the sixth to wipe out a 1-0 lead as the New Brunswick Diamondbacks opened last Wednesday with a 7-4 defeat.
Despite the loss, Palmer allowed seven hits over seven innings and struck out 13.
Taylor was hitless in four at-bats.
Taylor drove in two runs with her one hit and scored a run while playing first base as Nova Scotia I thumped the Newfoundland and Labrador Selects 15-1 later Wednesday.
Palmer allowed all seven runs on nine hits while fanning three as Nova Scotia I lost 7-0 to the Alberta Hornets.
Nova Scotia I lost its other two games on Friday.
The province sent two split squads to the championship.
Courtney Smith played third base for Nova Scotia II last Wednesday and scored a run despite going hitless in official two at-bats in an 8-4 setback against Ontario.
Smith was hitless in three at-bats as Nova Scotia II lost 4-2 to the host Summerside Reds. She collected a hit and scored a run for Nova Scotia II in an 8-0 win over the Selects. She did not play in a later 11-1 loss to the Saskatchewan G-Force.
Smith went 1-for-4 on Friday in one of two losses for Nova Scotia II, a 6-5 setback against the Diamondbacks.