Victoria’s Emma Entzminger drove in Canada’s first two runs in a 3-2 win over Mexico, to claim bronze in women’s softball at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Tuesday.
The victory is Canada’s first-ever in Olympic softball, which was dropped from the Games in 2012 and 2016.
Entzminger, 25, broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the second inning with a two-out, two-run single.
Mexico scored one run in both the third and fifth innings, but Canada answered with a run that stood up as the winner in the bottom of the fifth.
Entzminger, a graduate of Lambrick Park Secondary School, also made a strong defensive play at third base to get the first out of the seventh inning, before Langley’s Danielle Lawrie struck out Mexico’s final two batters.
The bronze in softball gives Canada one gold, three silver and two bronze medals in Tokyo.