It was another eventful day at the 2022 Canada Summer Games for a number of Moose Jaw and area athletes that were in competition on Thursday.
Starting off on the softball field, Makena Simmons and Katie Newberry took to the diamond in their quarterfinal matchup against Manitoba. They were able to sneak past the Keystone province 4-3 to advance to the semi-finals against Ontario. Simmons went two-for-four at the plate with yet another triple and an RBI in the win. Newberry did not see the mound.
Against Ontario, Saskatchewan would be on the losing end of a 5-4 decision in the semi-finals, giving them fourth place in the games. Simmons went 0-4, while Newberry didn’t pitch in the loss.
Mykenzie Shymko and Team Saskatchewan would lose their consolation game against Manitoba 5-0. Shymko would finish the tournament with six goals and one assist. Team Saskatchewan ended the tournament with a 1-1-4 record.
Harry Lin and Team Saskatchewan ran into a hot Alberta team on Thursday losing 5-1. Lin would win the second set 6-4, but lost the third and deciding set 7-6 against Alberta’s Tyler Waddock. That loss put them out of medal contention, but they began their consolation match against Newfoundland and Labrador at 9:00 a.m on Friday morning.
Moose Jaw’s Makaya Arnott was in the pool on Thursday. She competed in the Women’s 50-metre Backstroke and finished in 42nd place with a time of 35.27.
Caronport’s Damian Chartrand was also in the pool for Team Saskatchewan in the Men’s 50-metre Freestyle finishing in 43rd place with a time of 27.75, which was good enough for fifth place in his heat.
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