The Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians started the Canadian senior baseball championships on a winning note Thursday.

The Canadians posted a 10-6 victory over the Fredericton (N.B.) Royals in a morning game that was split up by a lengthy rain delay.

Adam Lucas led the way for the Canadians, with a home run and two RBIs.

Barrett Bellefontaine earned the win on the mound, delivering six strikeouts over six innings of work.

In the late game, it was host and three-time national champion Dartmouth Moosehead Dry getting off to a strong start by defeating Windsor, Ont., 4-2 at Beazley Field.

Left-hander and team ace Jason Bailey went the distance for Dartmouth, allowing just five hits and striking out five.

• Dartmouth (at Beazley Field): vs. Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Friday, noon; vs. Brandon, Man., Friday, 7 p.m.; vs. St. John’s, N.L., Saturday, noon.

• Halifax (at Mainland Common): vs. Red Deer, Alta., Friday, 4 p.m.; vs. Burnaby, B.C., Saturday, 9 a.m.; vs. Ilderton, Ont., Saturday, 2:45 p.m.

• Playoffs (at Beazley): Semifinals, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; final, Sunday, 7 p.m.