The Charlottetown John Brown Grille Fawcetts hit the road this weekend for a seven-team tournament in central Nova Scotia.
The Fawcetts play three games Saturday in Lantz, N.S., as it gears up for hosting the Canadian senior men’s championship in Charlottetown from Aug. 26 to 31.
“We’re looking forward to the weekend. We haven’t really played much since O’Leary’s tournament,” said first baseman Mark Arsenault. “We have been practicing hard, but the weather hasn’t really been co-operative to say the least.”
The Fawcetts will be without Chris Arsenault and Chris Craig this weekend, but Dustan Jones, who recently got back from working out west, will rejoin the squad. Summerside Chrysler Dodge Eagles’ Mitch Hardy and Jamie Betts, who are playing with the Fawcetts at nationals, will join Charlottetown for this weekend’s tournament. Eagles pitcher Steve Noonan is also playing for Charlottetown this weekend.
The Fawcetts are heading to Quebec the following weekend and are scheduled to meet the New York Gremlins, the second-ranked team in the world, in their first game.
“The idea now is lets go win every weekend,” Arsenault said.
There are eight teams confirmed for nationals and organizers are waiting to hear back from two Ontario teams. Teams confirmed are from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Quebec, Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and two from Newfoundland and Labrador.
Schedule for Shooters Restaurant and Lounge Men's Fastpitch Tournament in Brookfield and Lantz, N.S.
Carl Anthony Trucking Charros
East Hants Expos
Thursday in Brookfield
7 p.m. – Brookfield Elks vs. Stewiacke River Rats
9 p.m. – Brookfield Elks vs. East Hants Expos
Friday in Lantz
7 p.m. – Charros vs. Indian Brook
9 p.m. – Stewiacke River Rats vs East Hants Expos
Saturday in Lantz
10 a.m. – Halifax vs. Indian Brook
Noon – East Hants Expos vs. Charlottetown
2 p.m. – Charros vs. Halifax
4 p.m. – Charlottetown vs. Stewiacke River Rats
6 p.m. – Charlottetown vs. Brookfield Elks
8 p.m. – Second division B vs Third division B
Sunday in Lantz
10:30 a.m. – First division B vs second division A
12:30 p.m. – First division A vs. second division B
2:30 p.m. – Championship