Saints win Zone 4 opener 0
It took the Portage Collegiate Institute Saints some time to get going, but once they did, they were on a roll.
The Saints were held off the board early in a chilly match against the Carman Cougars on Wednesday afternoon, but got on the bats late to cruise to a 10-2 victory in their Zone 4 opener.
Leah Robb tossed the complete game for the Saints, and head coach Cam Asham handed it to the staff ace for her performance.
"It's a tough thing to do pitching in the cold. You've got to keep your hand warm. We were talking to her after the game and she said her hand was cold the whole game and hard to get a feel for the ball," said Asham. "Even with the conditions, she did very well."
Kat Boychuk, Melora Smoke and Destiny Sproule paced the offence with two hits apiece, while pinch-hitter Kaelynn Taylor came through with a two-RBI single that helped bust the game open in her single at-bat.
"She came up with runners on second and third and drove a single through the left side and brought in a couple runs," said Asham.
Both teams struggled to get their attacks going early on, but PCI eventually got on track.
"We didn't score until the third or fourth inning," said Asham. "We had a couple of big innings.
"We had the lead the whole game."
For more, please see Friday's edition of the Portage Daily Graphic.