BOGOTA, Colombia - Incoming UNCG freshman
Katelyn Bedwell and the Canadian Junior Women's National Team
finished second at the III Pan American Championship, earning a
silver medal after falling to the United States, 3-1, in the title
After being delayed several times by rain, the game - originally scheduled for a 5 p.m. Eastern start Saturday - finally got under way at 12:45 a.m. Sunday. The United States scored single runs in the first, third and seventh innings to take a 3-0 lead before Canada got a run back in the bottom half of the seventh for the final margin. The game ended at 3 a.m.
Canada earned its way to the title game with a pair of wins Saturday, as it topped Brazil in the morning, 5-3, before dropping Puerto Rico later in the day, 2-1. All told, Canada spent 16 hours at the stadium on the day.
Against Brazil, Bedwell singled in a three-run fourth inning as the Canadians snapped a 2-2 tie. Brazil added a run in the sixth, but Canada hung on for the win.
Canada used some late-game heroics against Puerto Rico to earn its spot in the final, rallying from a 1-0 deficit in the seventh and getting the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
Canada, which went 8-3 at the tournament, advances to play in the ISF World Championship in Cape Town, South Africa, in December 2011.