The Red Deer Dairy Queen Braves dropped a pair of closely-contested peewee AAA baseball road games Sunday, falling 9-8 to Sherwood Park and 22-19 to host St. Albert.
Austin Sorokan took the loss in the first outing, allowing six runs on nine hits while fanning two batters and walking none over four and one-third innings. Sorokan also stroked two singles and an RBI double, while Ben Leblanc contributed an RBI triple and Austin Hammond drew two walks and drove in two runs.
Zach Olson had three hits and knocked in two runs against St. Albert, with Leblanc adding two hits and driving in two runs and Hammond and Brady Steeves each contributing three singles, a double and three RBIs.
The Braves host the provincial peewee AAA championship Friday to Sunday at Great Chief Park. Red Deer takes on Sherwood Park and Spruce Grove at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday, then faces St. Albert at 3 p.m. Saturday and Edmonton at noon Sunday.
• The mosquito AA Lacombe Dodgers got a complete-game pitching performance from Zoe Lorenz-Boser and defeated Fort McMurray 7-6 in the consolation final of the provincial tier 3 championship at Fort Saskatchewan during the weekend.
Lorenz-Boser, who recorded six strikeouts and walked one batter, was named MVP of the contest, while teammate Myles Pallister was named player of the game.
Earlier, the Dodgers blew a late 10-8 lead and lost 11-10 to the host squad, and were defeated 15-12 by Camrose.
Jaxson Adams was the recipient of the Dodgers MVP game award versus Fort Saskatchewan, while Peter Suominen was named player of the game.
Suominen and Pallister received the MVP and player of the game honours in the loss to Camrose.