Youth Selects winless at mainland tourney
Island squad ties New Brunswick
The P.E.I. Youth Selects finished with a tie and two losses at the Blue Jays T12 Atlantic identification tournament last weekend in Moncton.
Teams included all the Atlantic provinces select teams as well as an Atlantic all-star team of 18-year-olds.
Walks and errors plagued P.E.I. in a 9-6 loss to the Nova Scotia Selects to open the tourney.
Hunter McQuaid, Porter Smith and Brandon Condon combined to surrender five hits to Nova Scotia, but gave up eight walks. Matt Barlow and Patrick Gallant each had two hits, while Kyle Pinksen, Ryne MacIsaac and Brandon Watts all chipped in a hit.
P.E.I. tied the New Brunswick Selects 1-1 as no extra innings were played in the tournament.
Pinksen pitched four shutout innings, giving up two hits and striking out six.
Conor McGregor and Logan MacDougall pitched the last three innings and surrendered the lone run on three hits. Pinksen, MacIsaac and Riley Gallant had P.E.I.’s hits
Game 3 saw the Atlantic All-Stars score twice in the sixth inning for a 3-1 win.
Barlow threw five dominant innings, allowing two hits and striking out five, McGregor was the hard-luck loser in relief.
P.E.I. bats churned out four hits, Pinksen with two and one each from MacIsaac and Watts.
Sunday’s action was rained out.
The tournament, put on by the Toronto Blue Jays, helps select the Atlantic team for the Tournament 12 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto in September.