Colonels open Lit­tle League Cham­pi­onships with loss

Glace Bay squad drops game to Leth­bridge

Cape Breton Post - - Sports - BY JEREMY FRASER jeremy.fraser@cb­post.com Twit­ter: @CBPost_Jeremy

The Glace Bay McDon­ald’s Colonels opened the Cana­dian Lit­tle League Cham­pi­onship with a 7-1 loss to the Leth­bridge South­west All Stars in Medicine Hat, Alta., Fri­day.

The game was tied 1-1 in the fourth in­ning be­fore Lyle Stead­man gave the All Stars a 3-1 lead with a two-run home run. The Al­berta squad would add four more runs on pace to the win.

“It was a tight game half­way through, our guys were a lit­tle bit ner­vous, but it was their first game play­ing on a na­tional stage,” said Glace Bay coach Henry Boutilier.

Glace Bay starter Daw­son Byrne took the loss, strik­ing out two hit­ters over three in­nings and al­low­ing four hits.

Brady Doucette and Hud­son Clarke also shared time on the mound for the Colonels.

Bradyen MacDon­ald went two-for-three at the plate with two sin­gles, while Byrne and Wy­att Wells each had sin­gles for Glace Bay.

David Ste­wart went two-fortwo with a home run for Leth­bridge.

Boutilier was impressed with the play of sec­ond base­man Gar­rett MacIn­tosh in Fri­day’s game.

“He made five or six re­ally good plays — he’s an 11-yearold,” said Boutilier.

The Colonels will con­tinue the tour­na­ment round robin to­day at 2 p.m. At­lantic time against the White Rock All Stars of Bri­tish Columbia.

Boutilier said the Bri­tish Columbia club has been one of the top teams in the coun­try for a num­ber of years.

“B.C. is a tough team,” he said. “We have four 11-yearolds and two 10-year-olds, so it’s a good prepa­ra­tion for next year, but it makes it tough this year when half your team is not 12-year-olds and the ma­jor­ity of teams here are 12-yearolds.”

The Sydney Soon­ers were also in ac­tion on Fri­day against the NDG Lynx of Que­bec at the Cana­dian Ju­nior Lit­tle League Cham­pi­onships in Leth­bridge, Alta. The score was not avail­able at press time.

Sydney will re­turn to ac­tion to­day at 10 p.m. At­lantic time against the host Leth­bridge Jr.

Bulls at Spitz Sta­dium.

NEWS PHOTO BY RYAN MCCRACKEN

Dylin White of the Glace Bay McDon­ald’s Colo nels puts the ball in play dur­ing Cana­dian Lit­tle League Cham­pi­onship ac­tion against the Leth­bridge South­west All Stars at Lovell McDon­nell Field in Medicine Hat, Alta., Fri­day. Leth­bridge won, 7-1.

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