The 2013 Canada Summer Games came to an end Saturday in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Saskatchewan finished sixth in the medal standings with 51 medals, including eight gold medals, 18 silvers, and 25 bronze. Ontario won the medal race with 213 medals, including 95 gold medals.
Swift Current’s BJ Moen and Reid Fritzke helped Saskatchewan’s baseball team place sixth at the 10-team tournament during the first half of the games.
They lost 3-2 to Quebec in their final game on August 9. They had finished second in their pool with a 4-1 record in the round robin.
Saskatchewan opened the tournament with a 5-4 loss to New Brunswick. Fritzke played third base and hit fifth, finishing one-for-four. They bounced back with a 5-2 win over Nova Scotia. Fritzke hit a double in the first inning and also had a run batted in during the fifth inning. Saskatchewan followed up with a 7-6 win over Manitoba when Fritzke doubled in two runs in the first inning.
Saskatchewan won a third straight game with a 10-6 win over Prince Edward Island. Fritzke finished two-for-four with one RBI. Moen made a relief appearance and allowed two hits and one unearned run. Saskatchewan wrapped up the round robin with an 11-1 win over Newfoundland and Labrador.
Their medal ambitions were ended by a 9-2 loss to Alberta in the quarter-finals. Fritzke walked, singled, and scored in the loss.
Swift Current’s Megan Rumpel placed fifth in Women’s Heptathlon in Sherbrooke. She opened the competition by tying for second in the 100 Metre Dash in 14.97 seconds. She tied for fourth in high jump when she cleared the bar at 1.63 metres.
Rumpel continued the competition by placing third in shot put with a 10.43 metre throw. She wrapped up the first day of the competition by placing sixth in the 200 Meters in 26.60 seconds.
Rumpel opened day two with a fifth-place finish in Long Jump with a 5.12 metre effort. She added a seventh place finish in javelin with a 27.07 metre throw. She concluded her Games with a ninth-place finish in the 800 metres in 2:38.19.
Swift Current’s Katie Durant was in Sherbrooke and took part in five races in Special Olympics Swimming.
She opened her meet on August 5 with a 13th place finish in the 50 Metre Breaststroke in 1:07.44. She followed up that morning with a 15th place finish in the 100 Metre Freestyle in 2:08.03.
Durant placed 14th the next day in the 100 Metre Backstroke in 2:26.51. She placed 15th in the 50 Metre Backstroke one day later in 1:05.95. She completed her Games on August 8 with a 15th place finish in the 50 Metre Freestyle in 51.59 seconds.