Abbotsford athletes continue the hunt for medals at Canada Games

Local athletes competing in soccer, softball and wrestling this week

Week one of the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg didn’t produce any medals for Abbotsford athletes, but week two sees even more locals set to compete.

Baseball players Brett Bass, Kayden Beauregard, Carter Harbut and Travis McDougall all hit the field for Team B.C., and the club placed fifth in the country.

B.C. opened with a 12-2 loss to Alberta on July 29, but then bounced back later that day by beating Quebec 8-5.

The team then lost 3-2 to Saskatchewan on July 30 and 12-7 on Alberta on July 31. They closed off the group play with a 13-8 win over Quebec on July 31 and a 2-1 win over Saskatchewan on Aug. 1.

The club lost 3-1 to Ontario in the quarter-finals on Aug. 3, and then beat Quebec 7-3 on Aug. 4 to secure the fifth place overall ranking.

Abbotsford’s Aaron Mulama and the Team B.C. men’s soccer team opened with a 1-1 draw against Saskatchewan on Monday.

They next take on Team Nova Scotia today (Wednesday).

Medal round action for the soccer competition begins later today, with medal games occurring on Sunday.

Local softball products Callum Pilgrim and Taylor Lundrigan are off to a hot start with Team B.C., as they posted 13-1 and 9-1 wins over Nova Scotia and Quebec respectively on Monday.

The club followed that up with a 15-0 win over Newfoundland and Labrador on Tuesday.

B.C. also battled New Brunswick on Tuesday, but results were not available at press time.

The B.C. girls softball team has set itself up primed for medal contention, as they sit in first place in the competition after three games.

B.C. takes on Prince Edward Island and Manitoba today (Wednesday), and then play Alberta and Ontario on Thursday. They wrap up against Saskatchewan on Friday.

Abbotsford wrestlers Jaskaran Gakhal and Karam Shergill hit the mat later today, when B.C. battles Nunavut, PEI and Newfoundland and Labrador. B.C. then takes on New Brunswick and Saskatchewan on Thursday.

For more on the event, visit canadagames.ca.