The Red Deer Carstar Braves are going into the provincial midget AAA baseball championships next weekend in St. Albert on a roll.
The Braves won their 10th straight NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League game, beating the Edmonton Cardinals I 7-4 at Great Chief Park Sunday.
The Braves finished their regular schedule with a 19-11 record.
They then beat the Cardinals 5-4 in an exhibition game.
Kalem Hamilton pitched 6 2/3 innings to record the win in the league contest, allowing four runs on 10 hits, three walks and two strikeouts. Taze Steeves got the final out for the save. Tyson Denham and Travis Steinke each had two hits and scored twice while Matt Davis and Curtis Mazurkewich each drove two runs.
The Braves used three pitchers in the exhibition contest. Scott Trapp started, tossing two innings of no-hit ball while fanning three with Blair Mulder pitching three-innings of shutout ball while giving up two hits and fanning striking out. Brett Littlefair allowed four runs on three hits in two innings of work.
The Braves managed six hits with Steinke collecting a double and driving in two runs and Hamilton adding a run-scoring double.
Red Deer Sports World Braves posted a 1-3 record in the midget AA tier III competitive baseball provincials during the weekend.
The Braves beat Drayton Valley 11-6 but lost 5-3 to Camrose, 10-9 to Strathmore and 9-8 to Coronation.
Zach Gilham had a pair of singles, a double, a triple and three RBIs against Drayton Valley while Riley Elliott had a pair of singles and two RBIs, Kaley Gilham a double and Tim Mattson and Heather Northcott a single and two runs batted in each.
Zach Gilham had two singles, Kyle Howard a walk, a single and a RBI against Camrose.
Chad Walchuk led the way against Strathmore with a walk, a single, a double and two RBIs while Dom Tait had a walk, a double and drove in a pair of runs. Sean Tuff had a pair of singles and two RBIs and Wyatt Norn a walk and a single.
Zach Gilham had three singles, a double and drove in three runs against Coronation while Elliott had three singles and two RBIs, Kaley Gilham a single, double and a RBI.
DAWSON CREEK — The Red Deer Sutter Fund Braves posted a 2-2 record at the bantam AA tier III competitive baseball championships during the weekend.
The Braves beat Grande Prairie 6-5 and Viking 9-3 while losing 12-8 to Wetaskiwin and 18-7 to North Peace.
Jordan Braumberger had a walk and a single against Grande Prairie while Ty Elliott singled three times to go with a walk against Viking.
Braumberger added a single and three RBIs against Viking, Jordan Joynes had a run-scoring triple, Craig See a walk and a single and Tristin Rieu a walk and two singles.
Jayden Hutlet had a pair of singles and two RBIs against Wetaskiwin while See had a double, Craig Peden a single and a walk and Jusung Lee two walks and a single.
Elliott had three singles against North Peace with Hutlet adding a walk and a single and Chandler Knibb a single and two RBIs.
BP Braves ready
ST. ALBERT — The Red Deer Boston Pizza Braves downed South Jasper Place 16-7 and St. Albert 11-6 in exhibition play as they prepare for the bantam AA baseball provincials in St. Albert next weekend.
Logan Marshall started against South Jasper Place, allowing one-hit and no runs in three innings of work. Ben McLavish and Anand Aggarwal worked in relief.
At the plate Joe Ireland was three-for-four with four RBIs while Reid Stoyberg had a single, a triple and two runs batted in and Alex Heinzlmeir drove in two runs and scored twice while collecting a single and a double. McLavish had a triple, drew two walks and scored twice while Aggarwal had a pair of singles and two RBIs and Chaz Piché added two singles and scored twice.
Heinzlmeir started on the hill against St. Albert and allowed three hits and no runs over three innings. Joe Ireland, Teagan Calonna and Dylan Hollman pitched in relief. Alec Mitchell led the offence as he was three-for-three with an RBI double and two singles. He walked once and scored three times. Aggarwal had a pair of singles and three RBIs, Joe Ireland a triple and Jeff Ireland a walk and a single. Calonna walked and scored twice.
The Braves open their provincial play Friday at 3 p.m. against Beaumont.
DQ Braves fall
KELOWNA, B.C. — The Red Deer Dairy Queen Braves dropped a 12-11 decision to Ridge Meadows in the consolation final of the Valley of Champions peewee AAA baseball tournament during the weekend.
Allan Pruss led the Braves with three singles while Mike Pruss had a pair of singles and two RBIs and Levi Moon a single, a double and scored twice.
Earlier the Braves lost 6-3 to Ridge Meadows, 14-3 to Coquitlam and 11-8 to Ladner and downed Kamloops 8-4.
Brett Barrett had a single, double and two RBIs in the pool loss to Ridge Meadows while Moon added a single, and a triple,
Joel Mazurkewich had a triple against Coquitlam.
Moon had a single, double and two RBIs against Ladner while Baker added two singles.
Mazurkewich led the way against Kamloops with a single, triple, two RBIs and a scored twice. Baker added two singles and two runs.