Three more Canadian fastpitch-softball championships started Wednesday, including the national women’s event at Bob Van Impe Stadium and Joe Gallagher Field.
Saskatoon teams had mixed success on Day 1 as G-Force and Synergy each split two games while the Lady Diamondbacks lost both of their Wednesday contests. The defending champion Kars Aces, the Carnduff Southeast Steelers and the Calahoo, Alberta Erins lead the nine-team field with 2-and-oh records. Day 2 action resumes Thursday morning at 9:30.
Elsewhere, the Prince Albert Astros are 3-0 and tied for first place through two days in the 12-team Canadian Under-19 Men’s Championship in Napanee, Ontario. The Delisle Pride are 2-2 and tied for fifth place while the Shellbrook Rangers are tied for eighth at 1-3.
Meanwhile, the Twin City Angels and Saskatoon Hustlers split their first two games Wednesday at the Under-16 Girls Canadians in Winnipeg while the P-A Aces are 0-2.
In addition, the Canadian Under-14 Girls Championship began Wednesday in Montreal. The Prince Albert Aces won their only game, the Saskatoon Hustlers lost their only game and the Saskatoon Raiders dropped both outings.