MEDICINE HAT — The Red Deer Braves captured bronze in the Medicine Hat U16 baseball tournament during the weekend.
The Braves beat Lethbridge 3-0 behind the five-hit pitching of Mathieu Brisson, who was named pitcher of the tournament.
Corey Twa had a pair of hits and Levi Moon a double for Red Deer. Twa also drove in a pair of runs.
In pool action, the Braves beat the Medicine Hat Knights 7-5, lost 9-6 to Sherwood Park and beat the Calgary Babe Ruth squad 8-0.
Mitch Vanson picked up the win against the Knights, working five innings and allowing three runs — one earned — on two hits and four walks. He also fanned four. Ryan Klink went 2/3 of an inning and allowed a pair of unearned runs on one hit and four walks and Brisson picked up the save, tossing 1 1/3 innings of hitless ball.
Riley Guntrip had a pair of hits and two RBIs for the Braves while Twa drove in a pair of runs.
Joel Mazurkewich took the loss against Sherwood Park, allowing five runs — two earned — on eight hits and five walks over 5 2/3 innings. Twa went the final 1 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on two hits and two walks.
Guntrip had a pair of hits, two walks and two RBIs. Moon went the distance against Calgary, allowing just two hits while walking two and fanning five. Guntrip had a hit and a walk and drove in three runs while Mazurkewich added two hits and two RBIs. Vanson had a pair of hits. Mazurkewich will now head to the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball while Moon and Nik Fischer will attend the Badlands Baseball Academy in Oyen.