The four-highest-ranked teams in the tournament — Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia — comprise Pool A, with three of those teams advancing to the medal round along with two teams from Pool B, which features six entries.
Newfoundland has two games remaining in preliminary-round play, against P.E.I. today and New Brunswick on Saturday. The medal round starts Saturday night, with the remainder of the medal round on Sunday, all leading up to the championship game. Placement games are also Sunday.
In Thursday’s win over Manitoba, Evan Reid, winning pitcher Daniel Hogarth and Matt Janes collaborated on a seven-hitter over seven innings.
Daniel Rice drove in four runs for Newfoundland, while Hogarth had three RBIs.
Newfoundland won twice on Wednesday, the tournament’s opening day.
The province got some timely hitting as Rice hit a three-run home run during a five-run sixth inning as Newfoundland began with a 6-3 win over Nova Scotia.
Dylan McKenzie got the win in relief of starter Ryan Morgan. The two combined to allow only five hits.
In the nightcap, Newfoundland beat Quebec 3-1, despite managing only three hits in the game.
Andrew Janes started and recorded the win. McKenzie finished up.
In Baseball Canada’s 21U Women's Invitational in Halifax, Victoria Curran allowed just one hit, walked nobody and struck out six as Newfoundland opened its schedule with a 21-1 thrashing of visiting Guyana.
Danielle Tysson-Smith reached base four times (H, 3EW) and drove in three runs for Newfoundland.