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Brookfield’s Sears helps Team Canada improve to 2-0

Brookfield's Rowan Sears, seen here during Shooters fastpitch league play, has helped Canada get off to a 2-0 start at the world junior men's softball championship in Prince Albert, Sask.
Brookfield's Rowan Sears, seen here during Shooters fastpitch league play, has helped Canada get off to a 2-0 start at the world junior men's softball championship in Prince Albert, Sask. - Joey Smith

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – Team Canada thumped the Czech Republic 6-1 at the world junior men’s softball championship on Sunday.

Riley Manion of Napanee, Ont., pitched a no-hitter, while walking four batters and striking out 15, as Canada improved its record to 2-0 heading into action against Guatemala on Monday evening.

Brookfield shortstop Rowan Sears drew a walk and scored a run for Canada, who broke open a close game with a four-run sixth inning.

On Saturday, Canada opened the tournament with a 10-3 victory over the United States. Sears doubled, drove in a run, was hit by a pitch and scored a run.

Nathan Landry of Indian Brook pitched five and two-thirds innings for the Americans, allowing nine hits and walking seven.

Pitcher David Watson, of Milford, is also a member for the Canadian team. Sears, Watson and Landry are teammates with the Colchester Royals U-19 team that will compete at nationals in August in Napanee, Ont.

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