Local sports briefs – June 30

The Red Deer Dairy Queen Braves will host the 2009 peewee AAA Western Canada/Baseball Canada regional championship Aug. 21-23 at Great Chief Park.

Peewee AAA Braves to host Western Canadians

The Red Deer Dairy Queen Braves will host the 2009 peewee AAA Western Canada/Baseball Canada regional championship Aug. 21-23 at Great Chief Park.

Two teams from each of the four western provinces will compete for the title. As the host team, the Braves are guaranteed a berth in the championship which starts at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21 at Great Chief Park.

The opening ceremonies will be staged at 5 p.m. the same day.

Langvand wins fencing bronze

Karis Langvand of the Red Deer Fencing Club was a bronze medalist in the under-17 women’s epee category of a national tournament in Saskatoon during the weekend.

Langvand’s performance basically ensured that she would be awarded the Alberta points title.

She also placed 13th in the junior women’s epee and 20th in the senior women’s epee.

Karren Lyver of the Red Deer Fencing Club finished 21st in the senior women’s epee, while Dakota Wohl was the top-ranked Alberta fencer in the under-15 men’s epee, placing 14th and virtually clinching the Alberta points title for this season.

Cole Adam was 21st in the same event and Thomas Lyver placed 26th.

David Coates was scheduled to compete in the masters division, but was forced to withdraw due to injury.

Renegades blank Drillers

Heather Young and Kayla Blacquiere each struck for two goals to lead the Red Deer U16 Tier 1 Renegades to a 5-0 win over the Edmonton Drillers in girls’ soccer action Sunday at Edgar Park.

Sarah Paschinski also scored for the Renegades, while Jessie Stewart recorded the shutout.

Braves still undefeated

Reid Stoyberg came home on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Jeff Ireland and the Red Deer Boston Pizza Braves extended their undefeated season with a 9-8 midget AA baseball win over Camrose on Sunday.

The Braves trailed 7-1 after three innings, but a two-run single by Anand Aggarwal capped a five-running fourth frame to ignite the comeback.

Dylan Hollman earned the win, allowing just two hits over three innings in relief of Joe Ireland and starter Ben McLavish, who was two-for-four at the plate with two RBIs. Chaz Piché contributed a pair of hits and scored the trying run in the seventh inning, and Alex Heinzlmeir doubled and scored in the fourth inning.

Earlier Sunday, Logan Marshall slugged a first-inning two-run homer and the Braves rolled over Lacombe 16-5.

Ireland was two-for-two offensively with a pair of walks and three runs scored, while McLavish was three-for-five with two RBIs and two runs scored. Piché gave up two hits over three innings to pick up the win, with Stoyberg surrendering two hits in two innings of relief.

On Saturday, the Braves rallied from a 4-1 fifth-inning deficit to double St. Albert 8-4, a two-run home run by Stoyberg being the key blow in a four-run eighth inning.

Boston Pizza pulled even in the sixth inning when Alec Mitchell led off with a double and scored on Hollman’s base hit, and Piché drove in Hollman and then stole home.

Marshall started on the Braves mound before handing the ball to Jeff Ireland, who gave up two hits over five innings. Joe Ireland got the win by working the seventh and eighth innings.

Piché was two-for-four at the plate for the 19-0 Braves with two runs scored, and Marshall stroked a double and an RBI single.

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