Watts drives in winning runs as Youth Selects defeat Manitoba

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The P.E.I. Youth Selects are heading to Saskatoon on Tuesday for the under-17 Canada Cup tournament. Team members, front row, from left, are Brandon Watts, Avery Arsenault, Ryne MacIsaac, Porter Smith, Brandon Condon, Jayden MacLean, Ethan Laybolt and Matt Barlow. Second row, chef de mission Gary Barlow, coach Dave MacIsaac, Jed Noonan, J.J. Oram, Darcy Affleck, Brody Weatherbie, Kyle Pinksen, Patrick Gallant, Brett Hicken and coach Stephen LeClair. Not in the photo are Cole MacLaren, Parker Harvey and coach Jared Doyle.

The P.E.I. Youth Selects scored twice in the bottom of the sixth to break a 3-3 tie en route to a 5-3 victory over Manitoba Thursday at the Canada Cup in Saskatoon.

Brandon Watts' two-run single plated Cole MacLaren and Parker Harvey, who had singled, to pull out the win.

Porter Smith threw three scoreless innings of relief to pick up the victory. Matt Barlow started and battled for 3 1/3 innings while Jayden MacLean came in to get the team out of a jam in the fourth.

Barlow had two hits while Darcy Affleck and Kyle Pinksen each had singles.

P.E.I. (2-1) plays the undefeated host Saskatchewan squad on Friday at 10 p.m. ADT.

Geographic location: Manitoba, Canada, Saskatoon Saskatchewan

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