TIGNISH — After losing their morning game on costly errors, the host West Prince Thunder rebounded with a convincing 13-3 win over Team Newfoundland and Labrador’s Conception Bay North Bulldogs on Friday.
The Thunder finished the first day of the Atlantic peewee AA baseball championship with a 1-1 record.
The Cardigan Clippers (P.E.I.), who beat the Storm 12-9 in the morning, and Nova Scotia (Yarmouth Getaways), which won 13-3 over New Brunswick (Dieppe Cardinals), are 1-0 after the first three games of the five team, round-robin tournament.
Pair of home runs
Friday afternoon, Brydon Smith was the Thunder’s force, cranking a pair of home runs over Hogan Field’s centre field fence. Smith was named the team’s player of the game.
His first homer also drove in a run to put the Thunder out in front 5-0 after three innings. He sent two other runners home in the fifth to put the Storm up 10-3.
Isaac Knox (3-3, double) was the Storm’s top batter.
Michael Callaghan picked up the pitching win, striking out six of the 10 batters he faced in 2 1/2 innings of work. Mitchell Hunt (1-1) was the top batter for Newfoundland and Labrador.
Jonathan Smith was tagged with the pitching loss.
The Bulldogs’ player of the game award went to Noelle Drover.
Clippers 12 Thunder 9
Tyson McInnis picked up the pitching win while Ryan Smith and Knox pitched for the Thunder.
The top batter and player of the game for the Clippers were Lucas MacAulay and Dexter Fraser. Brydon Smith was also player of the game and the top batter for the Thunder
Yarmouth 13 Dieppe 3
Winning pitcher was Dylan Spiney while Dominic Gervais took the loss.
Corey Newell was Yarmouth’s top batter, and Cody Devarennes led New Brunswick’s offence.
The players of the game were Brett Mercier (Yarmouth) and Alexandre Roy (Dieppe).
Atlantic peewee AA
Cardigan (P.E.I.) 12 vs. West Prince (Host) 9
Yarmouth (N.S.) 13 vs. Dieppe (N.B.) 3
West Prince 13 vs. Conception Bay (N.L.) 3
8 a.m. – Yarmouth vs. Conception Bay; Cardigan vs. Dieppe (Legion Field).
11 a.m. – West Prince vs. Dieppe.
2 p.m. – Cardigan vs. Yarmouth.
5 p.m. – Conception Bay vs. Dieppe.
8 a.m. – West Prince vs. Yarmouth.
11 a.m. - Cardigan vs. Conception Bay.
2 p.m. – Tiebreaker (if necessary), or championship final.
5 p.m. – Final (if tiebreaker was needed).
Note: All games will be played on Hogan Field, with the exception of the Cardigan-Dieppe game on Saturday at 8 a.m. That game will be played at the Legion Field.