Local sports briefs – June 23

The Red Deer KFC Chiefs were 3-0 in weekend midget A lacrosse playoff action.

Chiefs go undefeated

The Red Deer KFC Chiefs were 3-0 in weekend midget A lacrosse playoff action.

The Chiefs spread the scoring around in a 9-4 win over the Sherwood Park Titans, getting single goals from Jeremy Danderfer, Liam Revell, JT Ross, Eric Reierson, Connor Hartley, Shane Gasser, Spencer Lee, Tucker Dougherty and John Goranson.

Danderfer, Gasser, Hartley and Eric Reierson then sniped two goals apiece in an 11-7 conquest of the Edmonton Bues, in which Goranson, Lee and Revell each scored once.

The Chiefs were also 9-1 winners over the St. Albert Rams as Davis Reykdal fired three goals and Dougherty, Adam Ferguson, Gasser, Mitch Giele, Goranson, Lee and Pearce Just also tallied.

Orrin Farries was in net for all three games.


Bantam AAA baseball

The Red Deer Servus Credit Union Braves were 2-2 in weekend bantam AAA baseball action, sweeping the Edmonton Cardinals and dropping both ends of a doubleheader to St. Albert.

The Braves, with Mike Pinkney and Nathan Damiani each contributing a single and double, downed the Cardinals 7-3 in eight innings. Wyle Cunningham worked five and one-third innings, giving up two earned runs on two hits while fanning five batters and walking seven, and Reign Letkeman picked up the win by tossing two and two-thirds shutout innings and recording three strikeouts.

Damiani was two-for-three at the plate in a 5-0 win over the Cards, with Tyson Ethier tossing a two-hitter over seven innings, recording seven strikeouts in the process.

Pinkney was three-for-three and Jonah Penner cracked a triple in a 2-1 loss to St. Albert. Mac Guckert went the distance on the Braves mound, surrendering no earned runs while fanning seven batters and walking one.

Servus also fell 17-7 to St. Albert, getting a double and three walks from Letkeman. Mulder took the loss, giving up six earned runs while recording four strikeouts over four innings, and Pinkney was also roughed up for six earned runs on nine hits.


Dairy Queen Braves split pair of AAA doubleheaders

The Red Deer Dairy Queen Braves split a pair of peewee AAA baseball doubleheaders at Sherwood Park and St. Albert during the weekend.

The Braves opened with a 9-1 setback in Sherwood Park, where Joel Mazurkewich was two-for-four at the plate with an RBI in a losing cause, Mike Pruss was two-for-three and Allan russ was two-for-four.

Starting pitcher Blake Thomson allowed six runs on eights hits while fanning five batters over four innings.

In a 21-12 win in Game 2, Levi Moon was four-for-six with two singles and two doubles while scoring three times and driving in five runs.

Niklas Fischer was two-for-four with a grand slam home run, scored twice and knocked in five runs, Brett Barrett, Mazurkewich and Mike Pruss each had three hits and Moon got the win by allowing five runs on six hits and recording one strikeout.

In Braves the ventured to St. Albert, where they defeated the host team 14-9 before suffering a 10-0 loss.

In Game 1, Blake Thomson was three-for-four at the plate with a double while scoring three runs and driving in one, Barrett was three-for-four, scored twice and knocked in two runs, Zane Steeves and Mazurkewich each had wo this and Steeves droved in three runs. Mike Pruss got the win in relief, allowing four runs on seven hits and recording two strikeouts over three and one-third innings.

Fischer stroked a double in Game 2 and also allowed three runs on five hits as the losing pitcher. He fanned five batters over three innings of work.


Sox split set with Lacombe

Jory Crossland pitched all seven innings as the Clive Red Sox downed the visiting Lacombe Dodgers 3-1 Saturday to salvage a split of a Parkland Baseball League home-and-home set.

For the Sox, Jeremy Benson was one-for-two at the plate and scored the winning run off losing pitcher Tim Wasdal, who gave up six hits in total while fanning seven batters, walking one and hitting one.

Crossland gave up five hits, struck out two and walked three.

Lacombe’s Josh Ernst was two-for-three with a double to lead off the seventh inning. The extra-base hit was wasted, however, when he was later gunned down at the plate.

The Dodgers dominated the first game in Lacombe, posting a 12-0 win as starting pitcher Andre Touchette worked five strong innings, recording five strikeouts and issuing just one walk.

Lacombe sits second in the East Division with a 7-4 record, while Clive is fourth with a 3-5 slate.


Renegades soccer players going to summer games

Four Red Deer Renegades Soccer Club players have been chosen to represent Alberta in the 2009 Canada Summer Games Aug. 15-29 at Charlottetown and Summerside, P.E.I.

Brad Hughes will play with the Alberta under-18 boys’ team, while Kayla Blacquiere and Heather Young will compete with the provincial under-16 girls’ squad and Selma Halilic with the under-14 girls.

Meanwhile, the Renegades Club will host a soccer day open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Maclean Street field in Morrisroe. Parents can receive brochures and information and free hotdogs will be available at noon.

Scheduled events include games of skill and selected games with Renegades teams. In addition, the under-10 development program playoffs will take place from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more information conact Paul Morigeau at 346-2797.


Runners Den nabs third

The Red Deer Runners Den team finished third in the open category of the 96-mile Kananaskis Relay on Saturday.

The Runners Den crew, consisting of Patrick Nesbitt, Jonathan Werkema, Brad Lawlor, Tyler Bissett, Jonathan Smith, David Anderson, Neal Isnor, Teles Kananga, Matt Spendiff and Jason Stephan, finished with a time of 11 hours, 57 minutes and 51 seconds.

Red Deer College was third in the women’s category, completing the course in 12:56.54. Team members were Jodi Sanguin, Debby Querengesser, Dulcie Timmons, Kyla Stott-Jess, Carli Tyson, Willa Wanke, Anna Duda, Lexi Krossa, Krista Jensen and Rachel Friesen.

Meanwhile, the Central Alberta Masters placed second in the masters (50 and over) category, with the team of Robert Reid, Cam Busby, Tom Rafa, Rob Furness, Bill Kossman, Don Lee, Ron Villeneuve, Mike Znak, Len Beauchamp and Andy Cuthbertson posting a time of 13:32.24.


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