DARTMOUTH, N.S. — P.E.I.’s record now stands at 1-2 after a pair of losses at the national junior baseball championship.
After opening with an 8-6 win over Saskatchewan on Thursday, P.E.I. dropped its two games Friday — a 7-6 extra-inning decision to New Brunswick and 10-3 to Ontario.
P.E.I. will close out round-robin play against Nova Scotia today at 3 p.m.
Ontario 10 P.E.I. 3
P.E.I. counted single runs in the second, third and fourth innings to build a 3-0 lead, but Ontario rallied for four runs in the top of the sixth inning to take a 4-3 advantage. Ontario then counted five runs runs in the top of the seventh inning to put the game out of reach.
Sam Walsh allowed two runs on two hits and two walks in five-plus innings of work for P.E.I., which received two-hit performances from Peter MacLeod and Dillon Doucette.
N.B. 7, P.E.I. 6 (8 inn.)
P.E.I., which was held to two MacLeod hits by New Brunswick starter Corey Wood through the first six innings, rallied for six runs in the top of the seventh inning to turn a 4-0 deficit into a 6-4 lead.
Doucette’s grand slam sparked P.E.I.’s big inning.
New Brunswick answered back to score twice and tie the game in the bottom of the inning to force extra innings.
Tanner Banks, who had a team-high three hits for New Brunswick, earned the pitching win in relief. Spencer Horne was P.E.I.’s pitcher of record.