Richmond team too much for host Amherst in Maltby tourney finale

Havenga named tournament MVP

Darrell Cole
Published on September 1, 2014
Debbie Landry presents the Ernie Landry Memorial Trophy to Richmond captains, from left: Matt Williams, Ben MacDougall, Nick Havenga and Eric Anderson after the club defeated host Amherst to win the 50th annual David Maltby Memorial Little League tournament on Sunday.
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AMHERST, N.S. – Dylan Cameron and Isaac Compton each singled and doubled and drove in three runs as Richmond defeated the Amherst Canadian Tire All-Stars 13-1 to capture the championship trophy at the 50th annual David Maltby Memorial Little League baseball tournament here Sunday.

Ben MacDougall singled twice, Eric Anderson and Nic Havenga each doubled while Dylan Thomas, Matt Williams, Nathan Grigg and Austin Arsenault all singled once as Richmond scored five runs in the first inning and six in the second to build an early lead.

Anderson gave up two hits, five walks and struck out six in picking up the pitching win for the Prince Edward Island team, comprised of players from the P.E.I. Peewee AAA Baseball League. Graden Chitty suffered the loss for Amherst.

Jackson Comeau doubled and Cal Hoeg singled for Amherst’s only hits.

Members of the Richmond squad accepted the Ernie Landry Memorial Trophy as tournament champions while Havenga, who won the home run contest on Saturday, was named the tournament’s most valuable player and accepted the Roy Cormier Memorial Trophy.

Lower Sackville claimed the consolation championship with a 6-5 win over New Glasgow.

Richmond defeated Amherst 13-6 to open the tournament as Havenga hit a pair of home runs and singled for the winners. MacDougall singled, doubled and tripled and Thomas, Anderson and Charles DesRoches each singled.

MacDougall earned the pitching win, giving up five hits, six walks and striking out 11.

Richmond blanked Lower Sackville 11-0 in its second game, with Anderson throwing a no-hitter, walking one and striking out 11.

MacDougall doubled and tripled, Williams doubled and Nathan Mahar had two singles to lead the offence. Cameron, Thomas and Anderson each singled once.

In its other game, Richmond defeated New Glasgow 20-0.

Williams and Grigg each singled and tripled, Thomas doubled twice, Mahar, Anderson and MacDougall each doubled and Compton and Duncan Picketts singled once.

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