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    The Canadian softball team was awarded the Olympic bronze medal after beating Team Mexico 3-2. A loss to Japan just hours before this victory meant Canada’s softball team wasn’t coming home with a gold or silver medal.

    The team has been working very hard through disappointment, the heat, the pandemic, and not knowing if all their efforts would pay off in the end. Danielle Lawrie the 34-year-old Canadian pitcher managed to get four strikeouts in 2 ⅓ innings to secure the victory over Mexico. This is Canada’s first time being on the Olympic softball podium.

    Kelsey Harshman got a point on a sacrifice fly, and Emma Entzminger added two RBIs to gain the lead at Yokohama Baseball Stadium. Lawrie, Jenn Sailing, Lauren Regula, and Kaleigh Rafter are all veterans of the 2008 Beijing Olympic softball team. They fell just short of the podium by placing fourth overall, so this year was redemption for them.

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