Amherst Ath­let­ics earn spot in pro­vin­cial Ban­tam A championship tour­na­ment

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - SPORTS - CIT­I­ZEN-RECORD AMHERST

The Amherst Ath­let­ics are head­ing to the Base­ball Nova Sco­tia Ban­tam A pro­vin­cial tour­na­ment af­ter sweep­ing the Hal­i­fax Mets at the Dwight Jones Me­mo­rial Field on Sun­day.

The Ath­let­ics, who needed to beat the Mets twice on Sun­day af­ter los­ing their fi­nal roundrobin game Satur­day night, scored four times in the fourth in­ning and added three more in the sev­enth en route to an 11-8 win to earn the right to at­tend the pro­vin­cial championship tour­na­ment in East­ern Pas­sage from Sept. 1 to 3.

Matt Hunter tripled in the win for Amherst while Zach Boudreau, Jay­den Mathe­son, Ju­lian Mac­Don­ald and Kyle Mc­Carthy each sin­gled once.

Ju­lian Mac­Don­ald earned the pitch­ing win for Amherst while Ty Beed earned the save. They gave up five hits, walked three and struck out eight.

In the early game, Amherst was down to their fi­nal out trail­ing 5-4 in the top of the sev­enth when they ex­ploded for six runs to force the de­cid­ing game with a 10-5 win.

Jay­den Mathe­son and Ju­lian Mac­Don­ald pitched for Amherst. They gave up eight hits, walked none and struck out eight.

Zach Boudreau hit two sin­gles in the win with Ju­lian Mac­Don­ald hit­ting a triple. Jay­den Mathe­son hit two sin­gles with Ty Beed, Burke Beed, Mad­den Miller and Matt Hunter each adding sin­gles.

Amherst opened the fourteam qual­i­fier with a 10-2 win over the East Hants Na­tion­als on Fri­day.

Ju­lian Mac­Don­ald tripled and sin­gled for Amherst with Kyle Mc­Carthy hit­ting two sin­gles. Zach Boudreau, Mad­den Miller and Matt Hunter each sin­gled once.

Ju­lian Mac­Don­ald, Ty Beed and Mad­den Miller pitched for Amherst in the win.

In their se­cond game, the Ath­let­ics de­feated the Ham­monds Plains A’s 16-6.

Ju­lian Mac­Don­ald home­red and sin­gled for Amherst, while Zach Boudreau hit two sin­gles and dou­ble and Jay­den Mathe­son and Ryan Ride­out each sin­gled and dou­bled. Matt Hunter dou­bled, Kyle Mc­Carthy tripled and Ty Beed sin­gled.

Jay­den Mathe­son and Mad­den Miller pitched for Amherst

CHUCK LIN­NEY PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Ju­lian Mac­Don­ald of the Amherst Ath­let­ics watches his hit in Base­ball Nova Sco­tia Ban­tam A qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ment ac­tion against the East Hants Na­tion­als on Aug. 4. Amherst won the game and went on to win the tour­na­ment Sun­day by win­ning two games over the Hal­i­fax Mets.

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