At Atlantic mosquito AAA baseball championship
RICHMOND – The Fredericton Royals posted an exciting win over the host Richmond Red Sox on Saturday morning.
© Jason Simmonds/Journal Pioneer
Aiden Williams of the Richmond Red Sox swings at a pitch during Saturday morning’s game against the Fredericton Royals at the Atlantic mosquito AAA baseball championship in Richmond. The Royals won the game 2-1.
The large, enthusiastic and appreciative crowd at the Richmond diamond was treated to a very well-played game in the Atlantic mosquito AAA baseball championship.
The Royals, who improved to 3-0 (won-lost) with the win, loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth inning before pushing the game-winning run across home plate.
The game featured an outstanding pitching duel between starting pitchers Shane Sullivan of the Royals and the Red Sox’s Charlie DesRoches.
Sullivan went the distance, allowing six hits, no walks and striking out six in six innings of work. DesRoches worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up five hits, one walk and fanning seven. Ed McNeill relieved DesRoches.
Max Grant (2-2, home run) and Luke Shaddick (1-1, walk) were Fredericton’s top hitters.
DesRoches and Nathan Grigg each went 1-for-2 for Richmond (1-2).
In other early games Saturday, Nova Scotia’s Dartmouth Arrows defeated the St. John’s Capitals from Newfoundland and Labrador 13-3 while the Charlottetown Royals dropped to 0-3 after losing 6-1 to Dartmouth (2-1).
St. John’s took a 1-1 record into the day’s final game against Fredericton.