Carstar Braves take two of three in Ft. Mac

The Red Deer Carstar Braves won two of three starts in NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League play in Fort McMurray during the weekend.

FORT McMURRAY — The Red Deer Carstar Braves won two of three starts in NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League play in Fort McMurray during the weekend.

The Braves split a twin bill with the host team Saturday, winning 8-6 and losing 9-6 in ninth innings, then on Sunday they pulled out a 10-8 victory.

Brandon Bodemer went the distance on the mound in the opener Saturday, allowing eight hits and striking out five.

Reign Letkeman was three-for-five with a double, one RBI and scored three times. Mac Guckert was two-for-four with a single and a double and drove in three runs.

Stephon Fontaine was four-for-five with a home run, two RBIs and scored twice in the nightcap Saturday. Ty Elliott was two-for-four with an RBI and two runs while Jason Garrett was two-for-four.

Mitch Vanson worked 4 1/3 innings on the mound, allowing four runs on six hits while fanning four. Reliever Ian Chevalier took the loss as he allowed five runs on three hits and struck out five in four innings.

On Sunday, Guckert was three-for-three with a pair of RBIs and scored twice while Bodemer was two-for-three and Fontaine and Garrett added two hits each and scored twice each. Levi Moon drove in three runs and starter Dylan Borman picked up the win.

The Braves visit the Foothills Black in Okotoks Tuesday and host the Foothills White Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Great Chief Park.

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