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Clippers capture SABA peewee AA tournament

Thomas MacEachern of the Cardigan Clippers swings at a pitch during the championship game of the Summerside Area Baseball Association peewee AA tournament at Queen Elizabeth Park’s Very Important Volunteer Field on Sunday afternoon.
Thomas MacEachern of the Cardigan Clippers swings at a pitch during the championship game of the Summerside Area Baseball Association peewee AA tournament at Queen Elizabeth Park’s Very Important Volunteer Field on Sunday afternoon. - Jason Simmonds

Six teams complete round-robin play tied

SUMMERSIDE – The Cardigan Clippers’ offence got hot at the right time.

The Clippers scored 22 runs in their final two games en route to emerging as champions of a parity-filled Summerside Area Baseball Association peewee AA tournament.
The Clippers defeated the Hammonds Plains A’s from Nova Scotia by a score of 9-2 in the championship game at Queen Elizabeth Park’s Very Important Volunteer Field on Sunday afternoon.

The Cardigan Clippers’ Hunter MacDonald advances to third base on a ground ball to shortstop during the championship game of the Summerside Area Baseball Association peewee AA tournament at Queen Elizabeth Park’s Very Important Volunteer Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Cardigan Clippers’ Hunter MacDonald advances to third base on a ground ball to shortstop during the championship game of the Summerside Area Baseball Association peewee AA tournament at Queen Elizabeth Park’s Very Important Volunteer Field on Sunday afternoon.

The Clippers, who entered the playoff round as the No. 3 seed, also pounded out 13 runs in a 13-1 semifinal win over the second-place Kentville Wildcats on Sunday morning. The fourth-place A’s outscored the first-place Port City Pirates 16-10 in the other semifinal. Port City went 3-0 in the round robin.

Cardigan Clippers shortstop Tyson McGrath throws the ball to first base during the championship game of the Summerside Area Baseball Association peewee AA tournament at Queen Elizabeth Park’s Very Important Volunteer Field on Sunday afternoon.
Cardigan Clippers shortstop Tyson McGrath throws the ball to first base during the championship game of the Summerside Area Baseball Association peewee AA tournament at Queen Elizabeth Park’s Very Important Volunteer Field on Sunday afternoon.

Teams tied
However, the playoff picture was far from clear at the end of round-robin play on Saturday night as six teams – Clippers, A’s, Wildcats, Fredericton Royals, Sherwood-Parkdale Knights and Kennebecasis Valley Red Sox – all finished with identical 2-1 records.
The tiebreaking formula featuring defensive runs allowed, divided by defensive innings play, with the lowest being the best was implemented.
Here are the results of the tiebreaker:

Kentville: 13 runs allowed in 21 defensive innings – 0.619.
Cardigan: 13 runs allowed in 20 defensive innings – 0.650.
Hammonds Plains: 16 runs allowed in 21 defensive innings – 0.762.
Fredericton: 18 runs allowed in 21 defensive innings – 0.857.
Sherwood-Parkdale: 19 runs allowed in 20 defensive innings – 0.950.
Kennebecasis Valley: 28 runs allowed in 19 defensive innings – 1.47.

Charlie Handrahan of the Cardigan Clippers swings at a pitch during the championship game of the Summerside Area Baseball Association peewee AA tournament at Queen Elizabeth Park’s Very Important Volunteer Field on Sunday afternoon.
Charlie Handrahan of the Cardigan Clippers swings at a pitch during the championship game of the Summerside Area Baseball Association peewee AA tournament at Queen Elizabeth Park’s Very Important Volunteer Field on Sunday afternoon.

The three-day tournament was sponsored by Dixie Lee Family Restaurant in Summerside.

Round robin
SABA peewee AA tournament round-robin scores:
Friday, June 15
Fredericton 11 Cornwall 3.
Cardigan 7 Dartmouth 1.
Kennebecasis Valley 11 Sherwood-Parkdale 9.
Port City 10 Hammonds Plains 5.
Kentville 8 Summerside 5.

Griffin Ryan of the host Summerside Chevys delivers a pitch during a game against the Kennebecasis Valley Red Sox in the Summerside Area Baseball Association peewee AA tournament at Queen Elizabeth Park on Saturday morning.
Griffin Ryan of the host Summerside Chevys delivers a pitch during a game against the Kennebecasis Valley Red Sox in the Summerside Area Baseball Association peewee AA tournament at Queen Elizabeth Park on Saturday morning.

Saturday, June 16
Fredericton 21 Dartmouth 8.
Kennebecasis Valley 13 Summerside 7.
Sherwood-Parkdale 6 Kentville 3.
Hammonds Plains 6 Cornwall 1.
Cardigan 7 vs. Fredericton 5.
Port City 9 Summerside 5.
Sherwood-Parkdale 8 Dartmouth 5.
Kentville 12 Kennebecasis Valley 2.
Port City 11 Cornwall 1.
Hammonds Plains 7 Cardigan 5.

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