Ravens see continued improvement
Island team finishes in second place at Brookfield, N.S., tournament
The Re/Max Ravens went 2-1 Saturday at an under-21 softball tournament in Brookfield, N.S., but their semifinal Sunday was rained out.
The Ravens were awarded second place based on Saturday’s results.
Head coach Mark Quinn was very pleased with his team’s effort during their second tournament of the summer.
“Boys continue to impress with the bat and have been making some outstanding defensive plays on the field,” he said.
Quinn said the Ravens pitchers are working hard developing their skills during their first summer of softball pitching.
“Their previous experience has been with high school softball and the level of ball that they are currently playing is much more competitive with four of the five teams they faced this weekend attending Canadian championships,” he said. “With continued effort and more game experience our pitchers will only get better.”
The Ravens defeated the Taymouth Tigers from New Brunswick 10-6.
Matt Lange and Stephen O’Shea each had two hits, including a home run, for the Ravens.
Avery Arsenault, Alex MacBain, Shawn Kemp, Ty MacAdam, Alex Gallant and Brett Birt all had singles.
Kemp pitched four innings for the victory, while Riley Arsenault threw three innings of relief.
The Ravens bats stayed hot in Game 2 against the Stewiacke River Rats from Nova Scotia, collecting 15 hits in a 13-8 victory.
Lange was 2-for-4 with a crucial three-run home run in the fifth inning to lead the way. Darcy Affleck and Devan Arsenault were both 4-for-5.
Avery Arsenault and Zach Geldert each had two hits. Logan Gallant, O’Shea, Alex Gallant and Birt all singled.
Riley Arsenault earned the win with relief from Kemp and Logan Gallant.
The Ravens lost their final game of the day 9-3 to the undefeated Brookfield Elks from Nova Scotia.
After scoring two runs in the first inning off of hits from Avery Arsenault, Affleck and Logan Gallant, the Ravens bats went silent, collecting just a single run during the next six innings.
Avery Arsenault was 2-for-4 to lead the way while Affleck, Logan Gallant and Devan Arsenault each went 1-for-3.
Logan Gallant went the distance and was tagged with the loss.
The Ravens will play the Charlottetown Fawcetts and O’Leary Eagles during the next two weeks, leading up to their own tournament in Cardigan on Aug. 1 and 2.