Sports briefs – July 8

Team Canada, which includes goaltender Amanda Squires of Red Deer, downed Slovakia 6-0 in the quarter-finals of the World women’s inline hockey championships Wednesday.

Canada off to world semifinals

Team Canada, which includes goaltender Amanda Squires of Red Deer, downed Slovakia 6-0 in the quarter-finals of the World women’s inline hockey championships Wednesday.

Kendra Fisher was in goal for Canada. Squires played in one of the three preliminary round wins by Canada, beating China 11-0. Canada faces France in the semifinals while the USA and the host Czech Republic meets in the other semifinal.


Bantam AAA Braves rout Dawgs

The Red Deer Servus Credit Union Braves beat the Okotoks Dawgs Black 18-2 in bantam AAA baseball league action at Edgar Park Tuesday.

Reign Letkeman started on the mound, allowing two runs on four hits and fanning five in the game called after the top of the fifth on the 10-run mercy rule.

Nathan Damiani had a pair of grand slam home runs while Joel Mazurkewich had a single, double, home run, five RBIs and four runs.

Letkeman added a pair of singles and a double while driving in a run and scoring four runs while Levi Moon added a pair of singles and two runs.

Braves return to action tonight in Okotoks against the Dawgs Red.


Sliders split weekend

The Red Deer Topco Oilsite Sliders midget A girls’ fastball squad split a pair of games in the Calgary Women’s Fastball League, losing 7-2 to the Calgary Ice and beating the Calgary Hawks 10-1.

The Sliders managed just four hits against the Ice, including RBI singles by Stephanie Miller and Brianna Weinrauch.

In the nightcap the Sliders had eight hits against a trio of Calgary pitchers, including run-scoring doubles by Stephanie Miller, Jenn Miller and Shanelle Dearden. Sarah Walz went the distance, tossing a two-hitter.

The Sliders will compete in the midget A provincials this weekend in Okotoks. The top two teams advance to the Canadian finals, Aug. 1-8 in St. John, N.B.