Peewee Braves go 1-3 in weekend action

The Red Deer Dairy Queen Braves won one of three AAA games during the weekend


The Red Deer Dairy Queen Braves won one of three AAA games during the weekend.

The Braves beat the Calgary RedBirds 3-2 in an extra inning in exhibition play Saturday and lost 12-5 and 31-11 to Lloydminster Sunday.

On Saturday the Braves trailed 2-0 in the fifth inning before starting a comeback.

Kane LeBlanc singled home Dave Coley in the fifth and Brad Pope drove in Coley in the seventh to tie the game. Brendan Baker scored the winning run in the eight as he singled, stole second and scored on an outfield error.

In the opener against Lloydminster, the Braves scored four times in the first inning as Mike Ozga walked with the bases load, Kelsey Lalor lined a two-run double and LeBlanc had a run-scoring single. Lalor drove in Ozga in the fifth.

Matt Lyons and Baker shared pitching duties.

In the nightcap, Baker had a two-run single and a two-run double while Coley lined an RBI double and a run-scoring triple.

Brody Kalinowsky, Ethan Ropcean and Ozga also had RBI singles.


The Red Deer Dick’s Auto Braves won two of three starts in AAA play, beating Beaumont 9-0 Saturday and Grande Prairie 13-2 Sunday while losing 14-3 to St. Albert Sunday.

Winning pitcher Austin Hammond went five innings against Beaumont, allowing two hits while fanning five and walking five. Cooper Jones worked the sixth inning.

Jones also had a solo home run in the second inning while the Braves put the game away with eight runs in the sixth inning. Ben LeBlanc had a two-run single, Zach Olson a two-run double, Hammond an RBI single and Zach Baker a two-run home run.

Connor McAllister started on the hill against Grande Prairie, tossing four innings of two-run ball. He allowed five hits while striking out four and walking two.

Baker drove in three runs with a pair of doubles while Brett Walter had three RBIs with two singles. Olsen also drove in three runs with a single and a ground out.

Hammond had a two-run double and Olson an RBI triple against St. Albert.