The Red Deer Carstar Braves split a NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League doubleheader with the Sherwood Park A’s at Great Chief Park Sunday afternoon.
The Braves dropped the opener 6-1 then came back from a 5-0 deficit to take the nightcap 6-5.
Colin Amendt started on the mound in the opener and worked six innings, allowing six runs — four earned — on six hits and two walks while fanning four. Brett Littlefair tossed a hitless seventh inning.
The Braves managed just three hits.
In the nightcap, the A’s grabbed a 5-0 lead in the top of the sixth inning only to see the Braves come back with five runs in the bottom of the frame and then score the winner in the seventh.
Blair Mulder started on the mound for the Braves and worked five plus innings of hitless ball. He gave up one run while walking five and striking out four. Scott Trapp came on and allowed four runs on three hits in one inning of work and Drew Hamilton pitched a hitless seventh to pick up the win.
Chayse Marion led the Braves with three hits while Cal Ireland added two. Amendt had a double and drove in three runs while Travis Steinke had a double and scored a pair of runs.
The Braves return to action Wednesday when they host the Okotoks Dawgs Black at 7 p.m. at Great Chief Park.
Bantam AAA sweep
The host Red Deer Servus Credit Union Braves swept a bantam AAA baseball doubleheader Sunday, downing Sherwood Park 8-4 and 12-2, the second game ending via the mercy rule after five innings.
Mac Guckert was two-for-four at the plate with two runs scored in the first game, while Jonah Penner and Wyle Cunningham each stroked a triple.
Penner was the winning pitcher, allowing one earned run on three hits while fanning three batters and walking three over five innings. Reign Letkeman mopped up, surrendering three hits in two innings, allowing one earned run, recording three strikeouts and walking one batter.
Cunningham was the winner in the second contest, as he blanked the visitors through four frames, giving up just one hit while fanning eight batters and walking four. Mike Pinkney gave up two runs — one earned — on one hit during the final inning, issuing one walk and getting one strikeout.
Offensively, Cunningham was three-for-four at the plate with a home run, and Nathan Damiani contributed a triple.
The Red Deer Dairy Queen Braves enjoyed home cooking during the weekend, posting a 4-0 record in peewee AAA league play at West Park.
The Braves opened on Saturday with a 14-4 win over the Edmonton Cardinals as Allan Pruss had a single, double and triple and drove in three runs
Brendan Baker added a pair of singles and scored three times while Joel Mazurkewich, Justin Van Tetering and Blake Thomson had two hits and two RBIs each. Winning pitcher Brett Barrett allowed four runs on eight hits and fanned five in 5 2/3 innings.
The Braves continued their hot hitting with an 11-1 win over the Spruce Grove Sox with Mike Pruss collecting a single and a double and scoring twice. Baker picked up the win, tossing four innings of shutout, two-hit baseball.
On Sunday the Braves downed the Cardinals 18-6 and Spruce Grove 3-2.
The Braves scored 15 runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull out the victory over the Cardinals.
Levi Moon had a single, two doubles , three RBIs and scored three times. Winning pitcher Mazurkewich had a single, double, three RBIs and scored twice while Barrett drove in two runs with a double and a triple and scored twice.
Allan Pruss and Zane Steeves added two hits each.
Baker drove in a pair of runs against Spruce Grove while Mike Pruss started on the mound and worked three innings, allowing one run on three hits and fanning three.