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Team Australia crowd the mound after they won the junior men's world softball championships.
Team Australia crowd the mound after they won the junior men's world softball championships. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Australians crowned world junior champions

By Jeff D'Andrea
July 15, 2018 - 7:28pm

From his memory, Australian Layton Reid has only ever pitched one no-hitter in his softball career.

He sure chose the absolute perfect time to do it as Reid no-no'd Japan in the XII WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship Saturday 6-1.

Team Canada has a mound meeting in front of a rainbow during their 5-2 defeat to New Zealand on Saturday night at Rotary Field.
Team Canada has a mound meeting in front of a rainbow during their 5-2 defeat to New Zealand on Saturday night at Rotary Field. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

'It stings,' Canada bows out to New Zealand in worlds

By Jeff D'Andrea
July 14, 2018 - 11:41pm

Even after Team Canada bowed out of the XII WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship with a 5-2 defeat to New Zealand on a cold and windy Saturday night, the Canadian faithful gave their warmest applause.

Canada's Mac Fischer is congratulated after his home run during Canada's 10-0 win over Hong Kong Thursday.
Canada's Mac Fischer is congratulated after his home run during Canada's 10-0 win over Hong Kong Thursday. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Canada unveils secret weapon: big Mac Fischer, in win over Hong Kong

By Jeff D'Andrea
July 12, 2018 - 10:56pm Updated: July 13, 2018 - 9:20am

With the exception of one pinch hit appearance, Mac Fischer sat and watched Team Canada play for almost all first four games of the XII WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship on the bench, waiting for his chance to shine at the world stage.

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