Midget Braves drop both sides of doubleheader

Brendan Baker drove in a run in a losing cause as the Red Deer Carstar Braves dropped a 5-3 midget AAA baseball decision to the St. Albert Cardinals Sunday at Great Chief Park.

Brendan Baker drove in a run in a losing cause as the Red Deer Carstar Braves dropped a 5-3 midget AAA baseball decision to the St. Albert Cardinals Sunday at Great Chief Park.

For the Braves, Levi Moon was effective on the mound before being replaced by Braedon Majeski.

Carstar fell 7-3 in the second game of the doubleheader as pitcher Justin Logan went the distance for the home side.

On Saturday, the Braves ventured to Edmonton and swept a doubleheader with the Cardinals, winning 10-2 and 7-6.

Taran Oulton was the winning pitcher in Game 1, tossing 101 pitches before Blake Thompson closed out the contest. Moon scored twice and stroked a double, Ty Wagar also plated two runs and hit a single and double, and Logan walked twice and scored twice.

In the second game, Dylan Boreman pitched four solid innings and Wagar came on to get the save.

• The Red Deer Dairy Queen Braves were 3-1 in weekend peewee AAA baseball action at Great Chief Park.

The Braves split a doubleheader with the Fort McMurray Oil Giants Saturday, winning 13-7 and losing 11-10.

Hunter Leslie, Ty Moline and Rylan Eberle each drove in three runs in the opener. Braves starting pitcher Eberle allowed 10 hits and fanned five batters through three and two-third innings, with Brett Porter working the final three and one-third frames.

The Braves scored six runs in the first inning of Saturday’s nightcap before eventually dropping a one-run decision. Zach Baker and MacGregor Manyluk each knocked in three runs for Dairy Queen, while Moline and Leslie pitched in to the seventh inning before Ben LeBlanc suffered the blown save and loss.

On Sunday, the Braves defeated Fort McMurray 16-9 and then got past the visiting Edmonton Cardinals 17-14.

The Braves knocked off the Oil Giants with a seven-run outburst in the sixth inning. Cooper Jone was the winning pitcher and went two-for-two at the plate with two walks and two RBIs.

Eberle, meanwhile, was four-for-five at the plate, Aidan Schafer was two-for-two and relief hurler Baker recorded four strikeouts and gave up just one run.

Against the Cardinals, the LeBlanc picked up the win after replacing starter Schafer on the mound and Leslie posted the save.

Offensively, Jones and Manyluk were both three-for-four, Baker drove in three runs, Riley Seward knocked in a run and Adam Junck drew two walks and scored twice.

• The Delburne DBacks took top honours in the Red Deer Mosquito Baseball League tournament during the weekend, edging the AB Industrial Cubs 3-2 in the chanpionship final.

Bettenson’s Orioles downed the ACA Truck Rentals Giants in the B-event final.