SUMMERSIDE – The Halifax Mets rode two big early innings to an important win over the host Summerside Chevys on Thursday evening.
The final score was 17-7, and gave Halifax, the Nova Scotia 1 representative, sole possession of first place in Pool A of the Baseball Canada 2018 Atlantic 13-and-under championship at Queen Elizabeth Park in Summerside. The Chevys will conclude round-robin play against Kennebecasis Valley (N.B. 2) on Friday at 1:30 p.m. in a clash of 1-1 (won-lost) teams.
Halifax opened the scoring with a single run in the top of the first, scored four times in the second and then tacked on nine more runs in the third to open up a 13-0 lead after 2 ½ innings.
Jackson Montreuil, Adam Crocker, Benito Bonilla and Rory MacDonald all had multiple-hit games for the Mets.
Cole Echlin (3-3, two runs scored) and Tyson Wedge (2-3, run scored) were Summerside’s top hitters.
MacDonald earned the pitching win over Elliott Proud.
In the other round-robin game Thursday evening, Kennebecasis Valley doubled the St. John’s Capitals (N.L. 1) by a 10-5 score.