SUMMERSIDE – The Halifax Mets won the bronze medal at the Baseball Canada 2018 Atlantic 13-and-under championship.
The Mets, led by Jackson Montreuil’s 3-for-4 performance at the plate, defeated the Kennebecasis Valley Red Sox 9-1 in the third-place game Sunday morning. Austin Verge, winning pitcher Benito Bonilla and Rory MacDonald all contributed two hits as Halifax outhit Kennebecasis Valley 13-3.
Jacob Kaine had two hits for the Red Sox, and Riley Mitchell took the pitching loss.
The Capital District Islanders and Fredericton Royals punched their tickets to the final on Saturday afternoon. Capital District, which outscored their opponents 37-4 in posting a round-robin record of 3-0 (won-lost), defeated the Kennebecasis Valley Red Sox from New Brunswick 13-0 in one of two semifinal games. The Royals, who were 2-1 in the round robin, defeated the previously undefeated Halifax Mets 7-3 in the other.
Capital District 13 Kennebecasis Valley 0
Graysen LaPorte pitched two-hit ball and struck out 12 in a complete-game effort in the Islanders’ five-inning victory.
LaPorte and Brett Arsenault each drove in a pair of runs while Luke Coughlin (2-2, three runs scored, RBI) and Jack Burke (2-3, run scored, RBI) had multiple-hit efforts to pace the Islanders’ offensively.
Riley Mitchell took the pitching loss.
Fredericton 7 Halifax 3
Five players recorded single hits for Fredericton, which scored twice in the top of the first, fourth and fifth innings and added a single run in the sixth.
Caleb Rice, who worked 5 1/3 innings, earned the pitching win over Adam Crocker. Rice and Sam Gallagher combined to toss a three-hitter.