AAA peewee Braves go 3-2 in weekend play

The Red Deer Dairy Queen Braves managed a 3-2 record in a busy weekend of peewee AAA baseball action. The Braves split a doubleheader with the Calgary Cubs — losing 15-4 and winning 15-10 — Saturday, then downed the Cubs 10-6 Sunday before falling 6-5 to the Spruce Grove Sox and downing the Sox 14-10.

The Red Deer Dairy Queen Braves managed a 3-2 record in a busy weekend of peewee AAA baseball action.

The Braves split a doubleheader with the Calgary Cubs — losing 15-4 and winning 15-10 — Saturday, then downed the Cubs 10-6 Sunday before falling 6-5 to the Spruce Grove Sox and downing the Sox 14-10.

The Dairy Queen squad trailed the Cubs 5-4 going into the fifth inning of the first game of the doubleheader, but the Calgary team exploded for 10 runs in their half of the frame. The Braves were more focused in the nightcap and collected 17 hits while scoring in each inning.

Hunter Leslie went seven-for-12 at the plate in the three games versus the Cubs, while Riley Seward and Cooper Jones, who stole home twice in the series, were the Braves’ winning pitchers.

Ben LeBlanc suffered the loss against Spruce Grove despite a strong four and one-third innings on the mound. Brett Porter didn’t surrender a run and fanned three batters during his two and two-thirds innings of relief, while Leslie was two-for-two at the plate and MacGregor Manyluk and Rylan Eberle each had two hits.

The Braves closed out the weekend on a positive note despite giving up seven runs to the Sox in the first inning. The game ended in the bottom of the seventh when the Braves turned a 6-4-3 triple play. Zach Baker worked five complete innings to record the pitching decision. LeBlanc cranked a home run in the sixth and Jones cracked a pair of run-scoring doubles.