Haberl helps Canada snag bronze
Burnaby’s Kelsey Haberl started off a last-inning rally that propelled Canada to the bronze medal at softball’s World Cup in Oklahoma City.
With Canada trailing the Netherlands 8-7, Haberl led off the bottom of the seventh inning by getting on base when she was hit by a pitch. She later came around to score on a bunt by Joey Lye to tie the game with two out. North Delta’s Jenn Yee followed that up by slamming a three-run homer to give Canada an 11-8 victory.
Haberl had another hit in the game and finished the tournament with a .333 batting average.
Canada began play at the Canadian Open in South Surrey against New Zealand on Wednesday. The tournament continues through the weekend before the national team goes to Whitehorse for the world women’s championship.