Ste. Rose's Olivia Sheldon is spending the weekend in Stonewall, as she suits up for the Manitoba women that are competing at the U21 National Baseball Championships.
They kicked off their tournament this morning against a very tough Ontario team and fell 13-1.
"It was a little rough for sure, but Ontario is very strong," said Sheldon. "We played hard, and we'll come out hard again tonight. It's an honour getting to suit up for Team Manitoba once again. It's always a great time."
Now Sheldon and the rest of the team takes on Saskatchewan this evening, and although it's very early in the tournament... it's a near must-win for the Manitoban's if they wish to advance to the playoff round.
"I think we just really need to stick together as a team," said Sheldon. "We need to get the bats going right from the start of the game, and if we do that... I think we'll have some success."
As far as her personal performance goes, Olivia knows what she has to do.
"I just have to stay positive, and be a great teammate," said Sheldon. "And, when I get the chance I just need to do anything I can to help the team win."