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It was another tough day at the ball park for the Newfoundland and Labrador baseball team, which dropped a 3-1 decision to Nova Scotia.

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The Newfoundland squad is now winless in four games heading into Tuesday’s game against P.E.I., which they have to win.
“Matty Janes threw his heart out,” said coach Steve Donahue of his starter, who threw 100 pitches in taking loss.
Pitching hasn’t been a problem for Newfoundland. The hitting? That’s another story.
Aside from the 10-0 whitewash to New Brunswick in the first game, Newfoundland has been in most games. The province lost 5-2 to Manitoba and 5-1 to Ontario, in which Newfoundland was held to a single hit.
In the four games, the team has managed a measly 15 hits.
“You’re not going to win much by scoring one run,” Donahue said. “It’s hard to expect your pitchers to throw no-hit or one-hit ball every game.”
On Monday, Nova Scotia scored a run in the second inning on a couple of walks and hit batter, and plated two in the fourth on a pair of hits, a fielder’s choice and an error by shortstop Graham King.
And that was it.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

The Newfoundland women’s soccer team didn’t even play Monday, but took a punishing blow when Alberta shut out B.C. 3-0.
The loss means Newfoundland, which was idle with a tie and a loss, is relegated to playing for 9th to 12th place.
Newfoundland plays New Brunswick Tuesday.

MEN’S SOFTBALL

On the softball diamond, Newfoundland has been mediocre, at best.
It was another split for Newfoundland Monday, losing 9-6 to Saskatchewan in the morning before rebounding for a 6-3 win over B.C. in the nightcap.
Newfoundland is 3-3.
Eric Healey pitched four innings and took the loss. Jordan Noftall finished up.
Jordan Pomeroy had two hits for the winners, and Shane Dobbin hit a two-run home run.
Against B.C., Nick Pittman got the win and Noftall came in for the save. The two limited B.C. to six hits.
Pomeroy, who’s tearing the cover off the ball, had another two hits and scored two runs.
Newfoundland plays P.E.I. and Ontario Tuesday.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

The men’s hoops team will also play for placing following a 94-68 loss Monday to Alberta. Newfoundland will play the Northwest Territories Tuesday morning.
Liam Chislett had 19 points in a losing cause. Devin Tobin scored 12 and Nick Fowler had 11.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

It was the same story for the women, 76-49 losers to B.C. Monday.
The women meet P.E.I. this afternoon.
Top scorer for Newfoundland Monday was Grace Bennett with 18 points.

rshort@thetelegram.com

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