Sherwood Park Athletics pitcher Matt Hammond threw four and a third innings in a 9-8 loss to Chatham at the Baseball Canada Men’s Nationals in New Brunswick. (File Photo)

Alberta loses extra-innings thriller at men’s baseball nationals

Alberta came up just short in their second game at the Baseball Canada Men’s Nationals.

In Miramichi, New Brunswick, Team Alberta, represented by the Sherwood Park Athletics, suffered a tough 9-8 loss to Chatham in the 13th inning of a seven-inning game.

Both teams provided plenty of offensive firepower, each picking up 15 hits in the contest.

After the two teams were tied 4-4 through 10 innings, Alberta pulled ahead 6-4 in the 11th. Chatham tied it up in the bottom half before Alberta added two more in the 13th to go up 8-6. Justin Cormier singled in a pair of runs in the bottom of the 13th to win it for Chatham.

Red Deer’s Jaret Chatwood went hitless in seven at-bats. James Fischer pitched seven and two-thirds innings for Alberta didn’t allow an earned run while striking out seven. Tony Olsen led Alberta with four hits, all singles to go along with three RBI. Rejean Bourget had three singles.

Next up for Alberta, they’ll face B.C. on Saturday morning, before a date with Nova Scotia 2 in the afternoon.

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