Peewee Chevys capture third tournament of summer

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MacKinnon delivers key hit in sixth inning

CHARLOTTETOWN – The Summerside Prodigy Sports Chevys captured their third tournament title of the summer on Sunday.

The Summerside Prodigy Sports Chevys won their third tournament of the summer on Sunday. The Chevys defeated the host team 10-5 in the championship game of the Sherwood Knights peewee AAA baseball tournament at Mulberry Field in Charlottetown.

The Chevys went a perfect 5-0 (won-lost) en route to winning the Sherwood Knights peewee AAA baseball tournament.

After defeating the Charlottetown Royals 13-12, Richmond Red Sox 18-16 and Cornwall Cougars 15-5 in round-robin play, the Chevys moved onto the semifinals. Summerside would pull out a 12-3 victory over the Charlottetown Royals in a game that was closer than the final score would indicate, and the Knights defeated the Richmond Red Sox 15-5.

 

Final

In the final, the Chevys spotted the Knights a 5-2 lead before roaring back for a 10-5 victory at Mulberry Field.

Sherwood pitcher Caden Kielly scattered five hits while limiting the Chevys to just two runs through four innings. Summerside, though, was not to be denied as all 10 batters found a way to contribute and get on base, cutting the deficit to a single run in their half of the fifth inning.

 

MacKinnon delivers key hit

Blake MacKinnon's frozen-rope double to the fence drove in the tying and go-ahead runs in the sixth inning before Ethan Beaulieu's grand slam put the game out of reach.

Winning pitcher Bennett MacArthur tossed a gem, working ahead in the count all game long. Marcus Gauthier came on in the seventh to mop up.

Jake McLaren was the tough luck loser for the Knights, who were led offensively by Nolan Ryan (2-3, double).

Geographic location: Summerside

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