The Red Deer Carstar Braves had their hitting shoes on as they rolled to the provincial midget AAA Tier II baseball championship at Great Chief Park Sunday.
The Braves opened the seven-team two day tournament with a 9-3 win over Strathmore Friday and whipped the Grande Prairie Reds 16-1 in five-innings Saturday.
The Reds came back from the B side to meet the Braves again in the final which Red Deer won 15-4 in six innings.
Ty Wagar started on the mound for the Braves in the final, allowing four runs on seven hits, three walks while recording four strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings. Zach Olson picked up the win allowing one hit and a walk, while fanning one, in 1 2/3 innings. Austin Hammond worked the final inning, allowing no runs on two hits while fanning two.
Benett Kary had three singles for the Braves while Kelsey Lalor, who just returned from the Pan Am Games where she helped Canada finish second, Olson and Griffin Moline had two hits and two RBIs each.
Olson also had a pair of stolen bases while Parker Booth and Hammond each had two RBI singles, Andrew MacCuaig two singles, Jordan Muirhead an RBI triple and Michael Ozga a double.
On Friday, Muirhead tossed a complete game seven innings against Strathmore, allowing three runs on five hits, a walk and hit a pair of batters. He fanned five.
Olson had a two-run single while Ozga had a run-scoring double and a walk, Booth and Wagar each had a single and a walk and Cole Simon a single.
Ozga started against the Reds on Saturday, working three innings, allowing no runs on two hits. Hammond pitched two of innings, allowing a run on one hit.
Muirhead had a three-run double, a run-scoring single and a double while Olson lined a two-run home run and an RBI single.
Kary added a two-run double and a single while Wagar had a double and a run-scoring single and Hammond a pair of singles and one RBI.