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P.E.I. to play for bronze at two Canadian baseball championships

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Prince Edward Island will play for bronze medals today at two Canadian baseball championships.

In semifinal play, P.E.I. lost 3-2 to British Columbia at the 15-and-under championship in Oshawa, Ont., and 8-6 to Ontario One at the 13-and-under competition in Repentigny, Que.

15-and-under

B.C. scored all three of its runs in the bottom of the fifth while P.E.I. scored singles in the first and seventh innings at the Ray Carter Cup 15-and-under competition.

Cody McCormack and Caden Doyle each went 1-for-2 with a single and an RBI while Sam Worth and Jacob Dunn also singled.

Noah Cassie allowed a run on three hits and two walks in six innings for the win while Ryan Heppner gave up a run on hit and a walk to record the save.

Dunn, P.E.I.’s starter, allowed three runs, including an unearned run, in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out two. Christopher MacDougall gave up a hit and struck out one in 1 2/3 innings of relief.

P.E.I. is 5-2 before the 3:30 p.m. bronze-medal game with Manitoba, which lost 5-1 to Ontario in its semifinal.

13-and-under

Prince Edward Island led 3-0 after the first inning and 6-1 going to the bottom of the fourth.

Ontario struck for two in the fourth and four in the fifth to take a 7-6 lead before tacking on one in the sixth.

Tyler Wood had two of the Island squad’s eight hits while Jack MacKinnon went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI and Yasu Hojo went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI.

Will White, Thomas MacEachern, Owen Murphy and Callum Thomson also had hits while Murphy drove in a run.

MacKinnon allowed six runs, four of them unearned, on five hits and a walk in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out five. Hojo allowed two runs on three hits in 1 1/3 innings of relief while striking out three.

P.E.I. (2-3) will play Ontario Two (4-1), which lost to the host squad 6-3 in the semifinal, in the bronze medal game at 4:30 p.m.

Did you know?

Prince Edward Island entered Sunday having won two medals in its history at Canadian baseball championship, silver at the 1977 senior men’s competition and bronze at the 2015 bantam event.

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