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Shelburne ball player headed to Canada Games

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Megan Perry stands in the Albert Acker Memorial field where her ball career first began at the age eight or nine.

When she first started playing ball she was on the first girls’ team to form for the area.

She hasn’t stopped playing since.

Now she’s found out she will be playing in the Canada Games for Team Nova Scotia in Winnipeg from Aug. 5 to 13 for the fast pitch games.

She had never played fast pitch until she played for Nova Scotia.

“I grew up playing Shelburne Bashers,” she said.  “This is a lot faster.

She’s been with the Nova Scotia team for the past six years winning provincial championships, travelling all over for games and practices.

Already Perry’s schedule is packed full until the games.

Training in Florida, Buffalo, Montreal. East Coast games in New Brunswick.

“We will keep playing until the games,” said Perry.

The fastball game used to be a regular part of Nova Scotia’s ball summer schedule but has faded over the years.

Typically the ball goes around 60 to 68 miles an hour.

“It took a while to get used to but I’m good now,” said Perry.

She said she has loved ball since the first time she stepped up to the plate.

“I love it,” she said. “Sports have been a big part of my life.”

She said despite that, this year might just be her last as she focuses on a career in nursing.

She said the community has supported her throughout the year’s of her playing with generous sponsors doing what they do to help her get to where she needed to be.

“I want to thank my sponsors who have supported me through the years,” said Perry.

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