RIVERVIEW, N.B. – The Summerside Chevys’ mosquito AA team returned home with silver medals from the 39th annual Bob Donahoe Memorial baseball tournament over the weekend.
The Chevys received contributions from up and down the lineup, offensively, defensively and on the mound, all weekend in the 14-team event that featured teams from around the Maritimes.
After waiting out a lengthy rain delay on Friday, the Chevys outlasted the Miramichi Twins 14-9 in their tournament opener on Friday.
Saturday afternoon, Summerside pulled away late to knock off the Kennebecasis Valley Red Sox 11-3, and completed a perfect 3-0 (won-lost) round robin with a 10-4 win over the Dartmouth Dawgs in an evening game.
The Chevys entered the quarterfinals as the No. 2 seed, and took on the East Hants Nationals on Sunday morning. When all was said and done, the Chevys pulled out a 12-5 triumph.
In the semifinals, Summerside pulled out a thrilling 11-10 win over the Hants North Jays in an exciting back-and-forth game.
The Chevys, who were playing their third consecutive game in very warm temperatures, ran out of steam in the championship game, losing 17-12 to the Hammonds Plains A’s from Nova Scotia.