P.E.I. representative looks to bounce back Friday afternoon
VAUGHAN, Ont. – It was a rough start to the day for P.E.I.’s Summerside Chevys here at the Baseball Canada national bantam championship Friday.
The Chevys committed six errors in the field and gave up runs in five of six innings, including seven in the sixth frame, as Nova Scotia romped to a 13-3 six-inning victory.
The result dropped the Chevys to 1-2 (won-lost) in the 15-under tournament. The P.E.I. representative will look to get back to .500 with a win against winless Newfoundland and Labrador (0-3) on Friday at 3:30 p.m., Atlantic time.
Against Nova Scotia, Hunter McQuaid, Logan MacDougall, Brandon Condon and Elijah Hood pitched for the Chevys.
Kallum Muirhead was P.E.I.’s top batter with a 3-for-3 summary, including a run scored and an RBI. MacDougall (2-2, run scored) also had a big game offensively.
Nova Scotia scored single runs in each of the first two innings, and counted a deuce in its third at-bat to open up a 4-0 lead. The Chevys answered back with three runs in the top of the fourth to cut the deficit to 4-3, but Nova Scotia made it 6-3 in its half of the frame.
Zack Zinck batted 3-for-4, scored three runs and drove in two in leading Nova Scotia (2-1).