P.E.I. loses 7-4 to Saskatchewan at Canada Cup

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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 lost 7-4 Friday night to the host Saskatchewan team at the Canada Cup baseball tournament in Saskatoon.

The loss dropped the Selects to 2-2.

Saskatchewan scored three runs in the second inning and added singles in the fourth and sixth. P.E.I. scored three in the bottom of the sixth to cut the deficit to 5-3, but that’s as close as they would get.

Brett Hicken allowed seven runs on 12 hits through 6 1/3 innings while Patrick Gallant gave up a hit in 2/3 of an inning. P.E.I. made five errors behind their pitchers.

Kyle Pinksen went 3-for-4 while Darcy Affleck was 1-for-3 with two RBI.

J.J. Oram, Ethan Laybolt, Ryne MacIsaac and Parker Harvey also had hits.

P.E.I. completes the round-robin Saturday at 2 p.m. ADT against Nova Scotia. The Island needs a win and Saskatchewan victory over New Brunswick to advance.

Tie-breakers and playoffs start later Saturday.

Organizations: P.E.I. Youth Selects

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Canada, Saskatoon Nova Scotia

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