SUMMERSIDE – The Shelburne Reds were the class of the Summerside Area Baseball Association (SABA) bantam AA baseball tournament here at Queen Elizabeth Park over the weekend.
The Reds, whose smallest margin of victory was five runs (6-1), outscored their opposition 55-10 en route to a perfect 5-0 (won-lost) record, capped off with a 14-4 win over the Dartmouth Arrows in an all-Nova Scotia championship game at Legends Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds advanced to the final with a 6-1 win over the fourth-place Truro Bearcats in one of two semifinals on Sunday morning. The Arrows trimmed the Summerside Team Two Chevys 13-3 in the other semifinal.
Summerside Team Two went 2-1 in round-robin play, defeating the Moncton Cubs 8-0 and Sussex Royals 16-6 while losing to the Oromocto Pioneers 9-7.
Summerside Team One went 1-2 in the round robin, and did not qualify for the playoffs. Team One opened with a 12-6 win over the Windsor Knights, before falling 6-5 to the Oromocto Pioneers and 10-5 to the Fredericton Royals.
A total of 12 teams from P.E.I., New Brunswick and Nova Scotia took part.
SABA will host a four-team bantam AAA tournament this weekend.
SABA bantam AA
baseball tournament scores:
Friday, July 18
Dartmouth Arrows 17 Fredericton Royals 7
Stratford A’s 14 Miramichi Twins 12
Summerside Team Two 8 Moncton Cubs 0
Shelburne Reds 12 Oromocto Pioneers 2
Summerside Team One 12 Windsor Knights 6
Truro Bearcats 9 Sussex Royals 2
Saturday, July 19
Dartmouth Arrows 12 Moncton Cubs 2
Shelburne Reds 13 Miramichi Twins 3
Summerside Team Two 16 Sussex Royals 6
Oromocto Pioneers 6 Summerside Team One 5
Windsor Knights 13 Stratford A’s 4
Fredericton Royals 12 Truro Bearcats 2
Shelburne Reds 10 Moncton Cubs 0
Dartmouth Arrows 9 Sussex Royals 8
Truro Bearcats 13 Stratford A’s 6
Windsor Knights 9 Miramichi Twins 8
Fredericton Royals 10 Summerside Team One 5
Oromocto Pioneers 9 Summerside Team Two 7
Sunday, July 20
Shelburne Reds 6 Truro Bearcats 1
Dartmouth Arrows 13 Summerside Team Two 3
Shelburne Reds 14 Dartmouth Arrows 4