Braves blow through Fort Mac

The trip to and from Fort McMurray wasn’t the most enjoyable for the Red Deer Carstar Braves. In fact they faced a snow storm for most of their ride home Sunday.

The trip to and from Fort McMurray wasn’t the most enjoyable for the Red Deer Carstar Braves. In fact they faced a snow storm for most of their ride home Sunday.

But while in the northern city things were just fine as the Braves took all three games in Norwest Midget AAA Baseball League play against the Fort McMurray Braves — winning 8-4 and 8-1 Saturday and 7-5 Sunday.

The Red Deer crew needed two extra innings to record the victory in the opener Saturday, making a winner of Mark Fay, who relieved starter Stephon Fontaine with two out in the third inning.

Fay allowed just one run on one hit and one walk over 6 1/3 innings. Fontaine gave up three runs on three hits and seven walks.

Reid Stoyberg led the Braves with a double, two singles and two walks while Jonah Penner had a single, double and two RBIs. Blair Mulder and Calvin Ireland added a pair of hits each.

Wylie Cunningham picked up the win in Saturday’s nightcap, tossing 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball. He allowed one run while walking three and striking out six. Taze Steeves came on and got the final two outs.

Brady Porter had three hits and Corbyn Shields two hits, two walks and scored three times. Fontaine had a pair of RBIs on one hit.

On Sunday, Penner started on the mound and worked four innings, allowing three runs on one hit and five walks. Scott Trapp went the final three innings, giving up two runs on two hits, three walks and five strike outs.

Fay had a double and two singles while Brett Littlefair and Shields scored twice each.

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