CHARLOTTETOWN – The Summerside Chevys captured the Baseball P.E.I. provincial peewee AAA championship here over the weekend.
The Chevys went a perfect 5-0 (won-lost) en route to winning the provincial title and clinching a berth in the Baseball Canada national peewee Atlantic championship in Fredericton, N.B., from Sept. 3 to 5.
After going 3-0 in round-robin play to finish atop Division A, the Chevys outlasted the Charlottetown Royals 17-16 in one semifinal. The Sherwood Knights edged the Cardigan Clippers 7-6 in the other semifinal.
The Chevys continued to hit the ball well in the final, outscoring the Knights 14-10 in a clash of undefeated teams. Sherwood, which finished the provincial championship at 4-1, also advances to the Atlantic championship as P.E.I.’s second seed.
The Chevys opened the six-team tournament with a 10-7 victory over the Kensington/Cornwall Cougars on Friday evening. Summerside went on to edge Cardigan 4-3 and defeat West Prince 11-7 on Saturday.
In other round-robin games, it was:
Sherwood 12 vs. West Prince 7; Cardigan 9 vs. Charlottetown 8 (9 innings); Sherwood 14 vs. Cardigan 2; West Prince 7 vs. Charlottetown 6 (8 innings); Charlottetown 2 vs. Kensington/Cornwall 0, and Sherwood 13 vs. Kensington/Cornwall 3.
P.E.I. peewee AAA baseball ch’ship round-robin standings:
Summerside 3 0
Sherwood 3 0
Charlottetown 1 2
Cardigan 1 2
West Prince 1 2
Kensington/Cornwall 0 3