It was an up and down weekend for the Red Deer Carstar Braves in NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League action at Great Chief Park.
After opening the weekend by beating the Sherwood Park Athletics 10-7 and 6-1 Saturday the Braves lost 6-1 and 18-2 to the Sherwood Park Dukes Sunday.
Justin Logan started on the mound for the Braves in the opener against the Athletics, allowing six runs on three hits and seven walks over four innings. Brenden Baker went the final three innings, allowing four runs — one earned — on five hits and three walks.
Jesse Kowalchuk had three hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Braves while Triston Hill had a pair of hits, including a triple, and three RBIs and Levi Moon added a hit and three runs batted in. Taran Oulton also had two hits.
Oulton worked 4 1/3 innings of shutout ball in the nightcap against the A’s, allowing three hits and walking seven. Hill went the final 2 2/3 innings, allowing a run on four hits and four walks.
Ty Elliott had two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs while Dylan Borman, Moon, who had two doubles, and Logan added two hits each.
Mac Guckert took the loss in the opener against the Dukes, allowing three runs, all unearned, on two hits and five walks over two innings. Ian Chevalier went two innings, allowing a run on one hit and one walk, and Braeden Majeski gave up two unearned runs on a hit and three walks over three innings.
Moon had a pair of hits.
Blake Thomson started the second game against the Dukes and went two innings, allowing 16 runs. Ty Wagar went the final three innings, allowing a pair of unearned runs.
The Braves managed six hits.
The Braves play in Okotoks Tuesday and return home Wednesday against the Okotoks Dawgs White at 7 p.m. at Great Chief Park.