Youth Se­lects sweep, split

Is­land squad pre­par­ing for Canada Cup tour­na­ment in Saska­toon

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

The P.E.I. Youth Se­lects won three out of four week­end base­ball games.

The Se­lects swept a dou­ble­header from the Char­lot­te­town Pioneers in Is­land Ju­nior Base­ball League ac­tion on Fri­day and split two games Sun­day with the Nova Sco­tia Youth Se­lects in Summerside.

P.E.I. ham­mered 12 hits in the opener with the Pioneers in a 122 vic­tory.

Ryne MacIsaac led the at­tack with three hits and four runs while John Savi­dant and Kyle Pinksen each chipped in two hits. Curtis McGre­gor had to hits for Char­lot­te­town.

Kal­lum Muir­head pitched five in­nings for the win with Lo­gan MacDougall pro­vid­ing two score­less in­nings of re­lief. Alex Gallant was tagged with the loss.

The Se­lects bats re­mained hot in Game 2, col­lect­ing 16 more hits in a 16-1 vic­tory.

Ri­ley Gallant led the way with three hits while Bran­don Watts, Ryan May, Jay­den Ma­cLean and Brett Platts each added two. Tyler Jay, Ty Ma­cAdam, and McGre­gor had the Pi­o­neer hits.

Pinksen scat­tered three hits for the com­plete-game vic­tory while Con­nor Shea was tagged with the loss.

Nova Sco­tia scored three runs in the top of the sev­enth to pull out a 4-2 win in Sun­day’s opener.

Matt Bar­low sur­ren­dered five hits and struck out six but took the loss. Steve Con­way picked up the win in re­lief of Gar­ret Ni­chol­son.

Watts and MacDougall each had two hits to lead P.E.I. of­fen­sively, while May chipped in a run-scor­ing sin­gle.

The sec­ond game saw P.E.I. jump out to a 6-0 lead af­ter five in­nings but was forced to hang on for a 6-5 vic­tory.

P.E.I. starter Pa­trick Gallant threw five shutout in­nings, al­low­ing four hits and strik­ing out four, to pick up the win.

He was re­lieved by Hunter McQuaid and Porter Smith, who came on for the save. Ho­gan In­gram suf­fered the loss.

Watts and Ri­ley Gallant each had two hits. Muir­head had a two-run sin­gle and Bar­low reached base four times.

The Se­lects are pre­par­ing for the Canada Cup in Saska­toon from Aug. 5 to 10.

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