By Robin Short
Telegram Sports Editor—Sherbrooke, Que.
Travis Taylor enjoyed a three-for-three day at the plate, and pitched two flawless innings as Newfoundland’s baseball team opened its 2013 Canada Summer Games schedule with a 5-3 win over P.E.I. Saturday in Coaticook, Que.
Matt Murphy pitched the win, scattering four hits over five innings with three walks and five strikeouts.
Taylor gave up only one hit in his two innings of work.
Newfoundland plays New Brunswick Sunday.
It was a different story on the softball diamond and Newfoundland’s girls were shut out in a pair of games, losing 16-0 to Manitoba and 5-0 to Nova Scotia. Against the Nova Scotians, Brittany Antle was two-for-three for the Newfoundland team.
Sunday, Newfoundland plays P.E.I. and New Brunswick.
On the University of Sherbrooke campus, Newfoundland’s women’s volleyball team dropped a pair of games, losing 3-0 (25-12, 25-23, 25-9) to Nova Scotia and 3-0 (25-11, 25-21, 25-20) to Manitoba.
Sunday, Newfoundland plays the host province.
On the men’s side, Newfoundland was shut out by Saskatchewan 3-0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-20). On tap today for the Newfoundland guys are B.C. and Ontario.
The tennis team had a rough go of it in Rock Forest, Que., losing all 12 games in team competition.
More team play is set for Sunday.
On the mountain bike circuit at Mont Bellevue, in the cross-country discipline, Jordan Hodder finished 18th, Adam Parsons 27th and Seamus Boyd-Porter 30th.
The news was a bit better on Lac Magog, as the female double handed 29er crew of Courtney Gray and Hollie Ann Spurrell was sixth of 10 province’s in Day 1 racing.
For the men, Eoin Lee and Daniel Rees were sixth of nine entrants in double handed 29er.
Both the men’s basketball and women’s soccer teams had the day off Saturday. They open Sunday, with the soccer team playing P.E.I., while the hoopsters take on B.C. The swimmers hit the pool Sunday.