Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Lavallee Tosses No-Hitter as Canada Shuts out Hong Kong in Opener at Women's WC

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Lavallee Tosses No-Hitter as Canada Shuts out Hong Kong in Opener at Women's WC

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Canada shuts out Hong Kong in opener

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VIERA, Fla. - Anne-Sophie Lavallee threw a no-hitter as Canada opened with a 4-0 win over Hong Kong at the women's baseball World Cup on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old lefty of Boucherville, Que., had four strikeouts and four walks for the Canadian squad, which is ranked No. 2 behind Japan, in a game that was delayed more than an hour and called official after five innings because of lightning.

"I had fun out there today," said Lavallee.

"It was exciting getting the start for the first game of the tournament and to come out with a win like this for our team is a good feeling."

Katherine Psota and Nicole Luchanski led the way on offence for Canada with two hits apiece.

Luchanski, Emma March, Jenna Flannigan and Daniella Matteucci each had an RBI. …

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