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P.E.I. loses to Ontario in Canada Games baseball

Chadler Laporte throws a pitch during Team P.E.I.'s first game at the Canada Games Saturday in Winnipeg.
Chadler Laporte throws a pitch during Team P.E.I.'s first game at the Canada Games Saturday in Winnipeg.

WINNIPEG, MAN. – Charlottetown’s Patrick Young had three singles, scored once and drove in a run Saturday as Team P.E.I. lost 14-4 to Ontario to open the Canada Games baseball competition.

Ontario scored in every inning, but did their most damage with a six-run sixth inning. It came after Prince Edward Island, trailing 8-0, got on the board in the bottom of the fifth with four runs.

Josh Myers had a double while Connor Jones, Max Benton and Noah Duckworth added singles as part of the Island’s seven-hit attack. Myers and Logan MacDougall each had an

RBI.

Sam Lebel was 3-for-3 to pace Ontario, which scored 14 runs on 14 hits and four P.E.I. errors.

Zachery McQuaid went four shutout innings for the win. He struck out eight.

Chandler Laporte allowed six runs, including one unearned, on eight hits in three innings in taking the loss. He struck out one.

Dylan Cameron, Nathan Purchase and Nathan Jones all pitched in relief.

Gabriel Penalver, who has been a key player for Prince Edward Island this summer, did not play.

The squad is on the diamond today at noon Atlantic against New Brunswick and 6 p.m. against Nova Scotia.

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