Youth Selects sweep, split
Island squad preparing for Canada Cup tournament in Saskatoon
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.