The Summerside Team One Chevys are the 2017 P.E.I. Midget Baseball League champions. The Chevys defeated the Cardigan/Northside team 5-3 in the final game in Stratford on Monday night. Members of the Chevys are, front row, from left: Morgan Crosman, Brett Caissie, Josh Myers, Logan MacDougall and Ben Christopher. Back row: Sam Cameron (head coach), Colin Loerick (coach), Dakota McPhee, Ben MacDougall, Cameron MacAulay, Brandon Condon, Kyle Richard, Justin Day, Tristan Gallant (coach) and Chasse Gallant (coach).
STRATFORD – The Summerside Team One Chevys have earned the right to play for the Atlantic midget baseball championship.
The Chevys pulled out a 5-3 victory over the Cardigan/Northside squad in the provincial championship’s gold-medal game on Monday night. Summerside scored 51 runs in completing the provincial championship tournament a perfect 6-0 (won-lost). Four of those wins came in the round robin, and two in the playoffs.
“What an amazing feeling,” beamed Chevys head coach Sam Cameron. “Every single player contributed to the win.”
The Chevys will now represent P.E.I. at the Atlantics in Stratford this weekend. Summerside opens round-robin play against the host Stratford Athletics on Friday at 11 a.m.
“Our goal at the end of the day is to go out, have fun and hopefully win an Atlantic championship,” said Cameron. “Very excited to see what this team can do.”
Cameron announced the Chevys have added four pick-ups to their roster for the Atlantics. They are Dawson McCormack and Isaac Compton from Summerside Team Two, along with Elijah Hood and Connor Jones from the Charlottetown Royals.
In the final, Ben MacDougall earned the pitching win in relief of Brandon Condon. Tyson McInnis took the loss.
Offensively, Logan MacDougall went 2-for-4 to lead the Chevys while Condon and Ben Christopher each had 1-for-4 summaries. Condon’s summary also included two runs batted in.
Summerside advanced to the championship game with a 4-0 victory over West Prince in the semifinals. Logan MacDougall led the way for the Chevys, pitching a complete-game no-hitter and his single plated what proved to be the game-winning run.
In round-robin play, the Chevys defeated Stratford 16-1; Cardigan/Northside 11-7; Stratford 11-0, and Cardigan/Northside 14-5.
Cameron noted the Chevys, who completed league regular-season play in first place at 10-4 (won-lost), are excited to turn the page and begin focusing on pursuing an Atlantic championship.
It’s a very easy team to coach to say the least,” noted Cameron. “All and all it has been a great season, but we are far from finished.”
Our goal at the end of the day is to go out, have fun and hopefully win an Atlantic championship. Very excited to see what this team can do.
Chevys head coach Sam Cameron
Summerside’s schedule at Atlantic midget baseball ch’ship:
Friday, Sept. 1
11 a.m. – vs. Stratford (Host).
2 p.m. – vs. New Brunswick.
Saturday, Sept. 2
10 a.m. – vs. Nova Scotia.
2 p.m. – vs. Newfoundland and Labrador.