The sun was certainly shining on the fields at John Blumberg Softball Complex yesterday, as the men’s softball teams kicked off the Canada Games with their first match of the week. The first game saw Nova Scotia win against Prince Edward Island with a 6 to 2 victory.
Adding to the warmth behind the batting cages was the energy from the numerous friends and family members who’ve made the treck to Winnipeg to show their support. The competitive cheers and the occasional playful banter between the opposing teams’ families made for light-hearted and vibrant company throughout the bleachers.
Nova Scotia’s captain and pitcher, Alex Anthony, whose parents and grandmother were also present at today’s game, say “It’s nice hearing them cheer up there.” and that the players know that there is “A lot of support coming from back home, which is really good for [the team].”
It is Anthony’s first time competing in the Canada Games and it is the biggest tournament that he has been a part of. He views his involvement in the games “a great thing to be a part of”.