P.E.I. 18-under team wins third straight at Canadian championship

Published on August 16, 2014

MAGOG, Que. – Team P.E.I. made it three straight wins here at the 2014 Baseball Canada national 18-under championship on Saturday.

Sam Walsh of Elliotvale prevailed over Luke Muise in an old-fashioned pitching duel as P.E.I. pulled out a 3-1 extra-inning victory to complete round-robin play at 3-2 (won-lost).

P.E.I. will face Saskatchewan in a placement game on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., Atlantic time.

Walsh and Muise both worked all eight innings. Walsh’s line read one earned run, three hits, two walks and four strikeouts. All of P.E.I.’s runs were unearned as Muise gave up six hits and two free passes while fanning four.

Kevin MacLeod of Peakes delivered the key hit – a two-run single in the top of the eighth inning. Summerside’s Sam Cameron (2-4, run scored) and Kinkora’s Mike Lawless (1-3, run scored) also chipped in with hits for P.E.I., which lost its first two games – 8-6 to Manitoba and 9-1 to British Columbia on Thursday – before regrouping to defeat Newfoundland and Labrador 8-6 and New Brunswick 9-8 on Friday.