The Red Deer Servus Credit Union Braves took both ends of a bantam AAA baseball league doubleheader from the Sherwood Park Athletics Green at Great Chief Park Sunday, winning 8-6 and 18-3.
The Braves got off to a slow start in the opener, falling behind 4-0 in the first inning and 5-2 after two. However, Michael Ozga came on in relief in the third inning and shut the door, allowing his mates time to battle back.
Brendan Baker led the offence, going four-for-four with two singles and two doubles. David Coley added a single and a double and Spencer Otto a single and a triple. Kyle Kryczka had a double and Kacey Straub and Ethan Ropcean singles.
The Braves dominated the second game, scoring five times in the second inning, four in the third and five in the fifth. Straub was solid on the mound, allowing one hit, no runs and fanning four. Otto gave up the three runs while striking out four and allowing five hits. Coley got the final out.
Baker led the charge at the plate again with two singles and a triple while Kyle Ringdahl had a single, double and triple, Ozga a single and a double, Coley a double and Kelsey Lalor, Ty Wagar, Matt Lyons and Straub added singles.