Peewee AAA Braves win four road games in weekend play

The Red Deer Dairy Queens Braves are preparing for the provincial peewee AAA baseball championships in style.

The Red Deer Dairy Queens Braves are preparing for the provincial peewee AAA baseball championships in style.

The Braves, who host the provincials, Aug. 2-4 at Great Chief Park, won all four games on the road this weekend.

They downed the Spruce Grove Sox 17-6 on Saturday and 9-8 on Sunday and the Edmonton Cardinals 14-2 on Saturday and 10-7 on Sunday.

Adam Junck took to the mound against the Sox Saturday and went 6 1/3 innings, allowing six runs, but only four earned.

Reid Howell went the final 2/3 of an inning.

Aiden Schafer was three-for-three at the plate with three RBIs while Zach Baker was two-for-two.

Rylan Eberle was four-for-five and Ty Moline three-for-four with two RBIs and a pair of runs.

Junck helped himself with three hits, including first his home run of the season, a solo shot in the top of the fourth.

The Braves had 13 hits and took advantage of eight Edmonton errors on Saturday as they exploded for seven runs in the third to take control.

Baker went the five innings, allowing just one earned run and striking out four. Cooper Jones went five innings against the Sox on Sunday. He started slowly, allowing a pair of home run and four runs in the first before settling down.

He left with an 8-6 lead. Ben LeBlanc came on and gave up two runs in the sixth to tie the game, but the Braves Brett Porter scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the inning to pull out the win.

LeBlanc was three-for-three while Hunter Leslie and Moline, who had two RBis, were two-for-four.

Leslie started against the Cards Sunday and worked 4 1/3 innings, allowing six runs. Porter pitched the final 2 2/3, holding Edmonton to a run on two walks.

MacGregor Manyluk was two-for-three with Jones, Leslie and Baker adding two hits and two RBIs each. Riley Seward was one-for-one with an RBI and a run.

The game was tied at six after five innings, but the Braves scored four times in the sixth.

The Braves host the Calgary Cubs Wednesday at Great Chief Park. They visit Sherwood Park Thursday and meet Fort McMurray in St. Albert Sunday to finish their regular season.