The Canada Jr. Men's Softball team walks out for opening ceremonies at the 2018 WBSC Jr. Men's Softball Worlds in Prince Albert Saskatchewan. July 7th, 2018 (Photo by Steve Sabourin)

Some Grey County Pitching Helps Canada Remain Undefeated at Softball Championship

Canada’s Junior Men’s Softball team got a Grey County boost and is in good shape at the World Softball Championship in Prince Albert, SK.

Canada beat New Zealand 8-5 but it was not easy.

Williamsford’s Owen Torrie pitched two-and-two-thirds innings in relief, striking out three while allowing three walks. But he never gave up a run.

“It was pretty tough, they’re good batters,” said Torrie. “We’ve seen them (New Zealand) crush a ball, so just trying to keep it low, mix in the odd change and it worked well I thought.”

Torrie says begin called upon to pitch was no surprise: “I knew at practice earlier in the day that I would be the second one in, if needed, so I was ready to go.”

Canada’s win puts them first place in Pool B at 4-0 with a game against Guatemala on Thursday.