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P.E.I. chasing medals at two national baseball championships today

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Prince Edward Island is in a pair of semifinals at Canadian baseball championships today.

The Island’s 15-and-under team went 4-1 in pool play and defeated the host squad from Oshawa, Ont., 7-1 in Saturday’s quarter-final at the Ray Carter Cup.

Brandon Langley scattered two hits and two walks while striking out seven in six innings for the victory while Jacob Dunn struck out one in a clean seventh inning.

Luke Coughlin went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and three RBI for the Island while Will Morrison went 2-for-2 with two singles and Dunn was 2-for-3 with a single, a triple and two RBI.

P.E.I. plays British Columbia (3-1) at 11:30 a.m. while Manitoba (4-1) and Ontario (3-1) meet in the other semifinal.

The Island’s 13-and -under squad went 2-2 to finish second in their pool at the 13-and-under competition in Repentigny, Que., and plays Ontario One (4-0) at 12:30 p.m. The host squad (3-1) and Ontario Two (4-0) will play in the other semifinal.

P.E.I. defeated Quebec One 5-3 and British Columbia 4-3 while losing 7-6 to Alberta and 13-3 to Ontario Two.

“This is an absolutely massive accomplishment,” Baseball P.E.I. executive director Randy Byne said Saturday on Twitter. “Not only is P.E.I. the size of a medium-sized city (population-wise) in a larger province, but P.E.I. has only ever won two medals at Baseball Canada National Championships (silver at the 1977 senior men’s and bronze at the 2015 bantams).”

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