Braves sweep Fort McMurray

The Red Deer Carstar Braves enjoyed a productive weekend against Fort McMurray in NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League action at Great Chief Park.

Red Deer Carstar Midget AAA Brave Chayse Marion tags out Fort McMurray’s Leland Houg on Sunday. The Braves won 5-4.

The Red Deer Carstar Braves enjoyed a productive weekend against Fort McMurray in NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League action at Great Chief Park.

The Braves beat Fort McMurray 3-2 and 4-1 Saturday and 5-4 Sunday.

Brett Littlefair went six innings in the opener Saturday, allowing a pair of runs — one earned — on five hits while fanning three. Travis Steinke pitched a hitless seventh inning, striking out two, and picked up the win when the Braves scored in the bottom of the seventh.

Chayse Marion led the offence with a pair of singles and a triple while Curtis Mazurkewich added triple.

Matt Davis recorded the win in the nightcap, working five innings of two-hit ball and fanning eight. Scott Trapp went the final two innings, allowing an unearned run on two hits.

Steinke and Blair Mulder had a pair of hits each while Littlefair had a hit and two walks and scored twice.

On Sunday, the Braves scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth after tallying twice in the seventh to tie the game.

Mulder pitched seven innings, allowing four runs on six hits and striking out six while Kalem Hamilton tossed a hitless eighth inning to pick up the win.

Marion had a single and triple and Littlefair a pair of singles.

Braves return to action Saturday when they host Spruce Grove at 2 p.m. at Great Chief Park.

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