At Queen Elizabeth Park over weekend
SUMMERSIDE – It was a good weekend for Richmond and West Prince teams at the Baseball P.E.I. provincial championships here at Queen Elizabeth Park.
© Jason Simmonds/Journal Pioneer
Michael Callaghan of the West Prince Aces earned the pitching win in the Baseball P.E.I. provincial championship game against the Cardigan Clippers at Queen Elizabeth Park’s Legends Field on Sunday afternoon.
Baseball P.E.I. launched a pilot project this season, where the mosquito AAA, mosquito AA, peewee AA and bantam AA provincial championships were all held at one venue on the same weekend.
League playoffs were held leading up to the weekend, which included the two semifinals in each category on Saturday and the four gold-medal games on Sunday.
The Tignish-based West Prince Aces (Team Two) won the mosquito AA and bantam AA championships. Meanwhile, the Richmond Red Sox captured the mosquito AAA and peewee AA titles.
West Prince defeated the Charlottetown Royals (Team One) 10-6 in the mosquito AA final, and the Red Sox held on to edge Charlottetown 5-4 in the mosquito AAA title game. Both of those games were played on the Gordie Arsenault Field.
In the peewee AA championship game, Richmond pulled out a 5-2 victory over Souris on the Very Important Volunteer Field.
In the final game of the day, held on Legends Field, West Prince recorded a 13-3 win over the Cardigan Clippers. The game was called in the bottom of the sixth inning due to the mercy rule.
Semifinal scores from Baseball
P.E.I.’s provincial championships:
West Prince Team Two 8 vs. Richmond 4
Charlottetown Team One 7 vs. West Prince Team One 5
Richmond 7 vs. Sherwood 4
Charlottetown 2 vs. Kensington/Cornwall 1
Souris 19 vs. Summerside 11
Richmond 19 vs. Sherwood 5
West Prince 9 vs. Bedeque 1
Cardigan 11 vs. Sherwood 7