Into the semifinals
Jeff Ellsworth drove in the winning run Thursday as Canada downed Venezuela 41 in softball action at the Pan American Games in Ajax, Ont. Ellsworth hit an RBI triple to drive in Canada’s second run of the game and that would be all the offence the team needed as it finished the round-robin undefeated at 40. Steve Mullaly added an RBI triple while Andy Skelton had an RBI single to put Canada ahead 4-0. The win means Canada finishes first and moves into the semifinals today. The United States takes on Venezuela at 5:30 p.m. AT while Ellsworth and the Canadian squad meets Argentina in the other semi. That game begins at 8 p.m. AT.