The Red Deer Carstar 18U AAA Carstar Braves started the Baseball Alberta Elite League season on a high over the weekend.
Red Deer won three of four games against Sherwood Park Dukes at Great Chief Park, posting 31 runs and only allowing 22.
The Braves won 12-4 and 10-9 Saturday, before losing 8-2 Sunday afternoon and rounded out the series with a 7-1 victory.
On the road, the Red Deer U18 AAA Tier II Braves blue went 1-3 on opening weekend against Camrose. Red Deer fell to Camrose twice Saturday and picked up their lone win 3-2 Sunday.
In 13U AAA play, the Mr. Suds Red Deer Braves pushed home 53 runs in a weekend sweep of the St. Albert Cardinals. Red Deer scored 14 or more runs in three wins and won their final game of the weekend 9-7.