Eagles reach AA Division final
The Summerside Chrysler Dodge Eagles simply ran out of gas.
A tired Eagles’ team, which was playing their seventh game in three days, dropped an 11-0 decision to the Portland Brewers from Oregon in Friday afternoon’s championship game of the AA Division at the North American Fastpitch Association world championship tournament. The Eagles completed play in the AA Division with a very respectable record of 4-3.
The Eagles were right back on the field later Friday playing in the A Division. They lost 11-2 to the Lacey’s A’s from Washington. The Eagles are back in action on Saturday morning against an opponent that will not be determined until late Friday night.
Three Eagles — pitcher Mitch Hardy, left-fielder Morgan Murphy and first baseman Matthew Dawson — were recognized for their strong play by being named to the tournament’s AllWorld Team.
Earlier Friday, the Eagles advanced to the final by edging the Rice Lake Orangemen from Wisconsin 6-5.
The Eagles, who dropped a 4-0 decision to the Orangemen on Thursday, opened up a 6-2 lead in the top of the seventh inning, and then held on for the one-run victory.