SASKATOON — Christopher Kelly spanked a single in his only at-bat as the Newfoundland Selects lost 11-1 to Prince Edward Island in its opening game at the 2014 Baseball Canada Cup Championship.
Kelly, a Corner Brook native, shared first base duties with fellow city native Matthew Colbourne in a game called after six innings Wednesday at Leakos Field in Saskatoon. Colbourne went 0-for-1 with a strikeout in his stint in his debut on the national minor baseball stage. Parker Gulliver went 1-for-2 with a walk to lead the way for the Selects, a group of the best 17U baseball players in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Noah Parsons drove in the only run for the Selects, that coming a little too late in the home half of the fifth inning. Tyler Hennessey took the pitching loss for the Selects after surrendering six runs — two earned — on six hits in just 1 1/3 innings.
The Selects will be in action today with games against host Saskatchewan and New Brunswick pencilled in on the slate for Day 2.