Alberta 11 Newfoundland 4
Alberta is off to a hot start at the Baseball Canada 2019 Men’s National Championship.
The provincial representative out of Sherwood Park scored an 11-4 win over Newfoundland on Thursday in Miramichi, New Brunswick.
Jaret Chatwood of the Red Deer Riggers has joined the Athletics for the tournament. He played third base and hit sixth for Sherwood Park in the opening game win.
Chatwood led the team with three singles in the victory, one RBI and also scored three runs.
Newfoundland got on the board in the first and added four more in the second inning before Alberta struck back. They scored four in the bottom of the third to tie the game and Tate Yuza cashed in three more in the sixth with a home run.
Craig Thomas earned the win for Alberta and pitched three and a third innings. He struck out one with no walks. Sheldon Jones started on the hill and allowed three earned runs on nine hits while striking out one.
Next up, Alberta takes on Chatham group Friday at 1 p.m.