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Eagles lose to strong Newfoundland squad 3-0

The O’Leary Summerside Chrysler Dodge Eagles infield of catcher Morgan Murphy; third baseman Jason Smallman, first baseman Jeff Ellsworth, 19; shortstop Jesse MacIntyre, 10; second baseman Mike MacIsaac, 14, and pitcher Steve Noonan, far right, hold a conference during their championship game against the Nova Scotia under-23 team. The Eagles dropped a 4-2 decision.
The O’Leary Summerside Chrysler Dodge Eagles infield of catcher Morgan Murphy; third baseman Jason Smallman, first baseman Jeff Ellsworth, 19; shortstop Jesse MacIntyre, 10; second baseman Mike MacIsaac, 14, and pitcher Steve Noonan, far right, hold a conference during their championship game against the Nova Scotia under-23 team. The Eagles dropped a 4-2 decision. - Eric McCarthy

Prince Edward Island squad plays Grande Prairie, Alta., next at Canadian senior men's fast pitch championship in St. Croix, N.S.

ST. CROIX, N.S. – Jason Hill threw a two-hitter as the Galway Hitmen from Newfoundland and Labrador defeated the Summerside Chrysler Dodge Eagles 3-0 on the opening day of the Canadian senior men’s fast pitch championship.

Veteran national team player Jeff Ellsworth, who has played with the Newfoundland representatives in the past, had both of the hits for the Island squad. The Eagles return to the field in St. Croix, N.S., at 2 p.m. to play the Grande Prairie, Alta. The Alberta squad is hosting the 2019 event.

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Brett Young, Jason Smallman and Logan Gallant each drew a walk during the game with the Hitmen.

Stephen Mullaley had three hits and an RBI to pace the Hitmen’s seven-hit attack. Colin Walsh had two hits, a walk and drove in another run.

Hill struck out 10 and walked three.

Brady Woods allowed three runs, two of them unearned, on seven hits. He struck out six and walked two.

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