At Baseball Canada Atlantic peewee AAA championship
FREDERICTON – Moncton rallied with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge the Sherwood-Parkdale Knights 6-5 in the bronze-medal game of the Baseball Canada Atlantic peewee AAA championship on Sunday morning.
The P.E.I.-champion Summerside Chevys completed play in the four-day tournament with a 5-4 loss to Dartmouth, N.S., in a crossover game on Saturday afternoon. The Chevys completed the tournament at 1-3 (won-lost).
The Knights dropped an 11-4 decision to host Fredericton in one of Saturday’s two semifinals. Tri-County blanked Moncton 13-0 in the other semifinal.
Moncton 6 Sherwood-Parkdale 5
Chandler Laporte went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Knights offensively while Liam Laybolt had a 2-for-4 summary.
Connor Jones was the pitcher of record in relief for the Knights, who jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the top of the second inning.
Fredericton 11 Sherwood-Parkdale 4
The Knights got off to a quick start, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning, but it was all Fredericton after that.
Fredericton scored four times in each of the first and third innings and added a single run in the second for a 9-1 lead.
Fredericton pitchers Samuel Beaulieu and Ryan Scott combined to limit the Knights to just five hits. Laybolt took the loss.
Dartmouth 5 Summerside 4
A two-run fifth inning turned a 4-3 deficit into a 5-4 lead proved to be the difference for Dartmouth.
Dartmouth jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, but Summerside answered right back by tying the game in the top of the second inning. The Chevys then took their first lead of the game with a single run in the top of the third inning.
Ben MacDougall, Ethan Francis and Dylan Noonan all had two hits for the Chevys.
Pat Young was the pitcher of record for Summerside.