The road to gold won’t be perfect for the Nova Scotia men’s softball at the Canada Games in Winnipeg.
After racing away to a 4-0 start to the competition, Team Nova Scotia got behind early in a 12-3 loss to Saskatchewan on Monday.
Nova Scotia was held to eight singles on offence with Eskasoni’s Levi Denny collecting two of them.
Brookfield’s Dylan McCoul was the losing pitcher, allowing three home runs in three innings. Waycobah’s Randall Bernard pitched the last two innings in a game shortened by the mercy rule.
Nova Scotia was due back on the field for evening game against Quebec.
Halifax’s Maggie McClure, who competed in cross-country skiing at the 2015 Canada Games, topped the Nova Scotians in the women’s triathlon, placing 13th. Halifax’s Joe Stewart was 19th in the men’s triathlon.
The athletics competition began with Truro’s Maddie Quinn placing fifth and Fall River’s Bridget Deveau ninth in the women’s javelin. Dartmouth’s Shannay Beals has the eighth-fastest time in the heats for the women’s 100 metres.
The women’s basketball team recorded a 67-65 win over Prince Edward Island.
Lake Echo’s Savannah Provo had 17 points to pace Nova Scotia, which will play in the quarter-finals Tuesday. Halifax’s Madison Orser added 15, Dartmouth’s Lizzy Iseyemi 13 and Laura MacKinnon of Hammonds Plains 12.
The baseball team is back to level after a 3-1 win over Newfoundland and Labrador. The team takes a 2-2 record into its final game of pool play on Tuesday against New Brunswick.
The women’s beach volleyball team of Bridgewater’s Micaela Sabean and Fall River’s Tori Haworth lost in straight sets to Ontario for a 1-1 record.
Halifax’s Ryan Burke and Nicholas Marshall of Stillwater Lake were ninth in men’s synchronized diving.