The Eastern Express defeated the Mid-Isle Mustangs 10-0 (five innings) yesterday afternoon at J.D. MacIntyre Memorial Field, Cardigan, to win the 2021 Baseball PEI 13U “AAA” Eliminations. Eastern will be the Baseball PEI representative at the 2021 Baseball Atlantic 13U “AAA” Championships, scheduled for St. John’s, NL, from 17-19 September.
In the Championship game, Luke Cusack hit two home runs and Alex Curran pitched five shutout innings. Cam McKenna was the hard-luck pitcher of record for Mid-Isle.
Eastern went 4-0 to win the tournament. Their well-rounded offensive allowed them to score 49 runs in four games (an average of 12.25 runs per games), and they had very capable pitching from the likes of Curran, Ryan Doyle and Rhys O’Brien. Mid-Isle finished as the runner up with a record of 2-2 had had strong pitching from McKenna and Devon Doucette. Summerside went 1-2 – one of their losses was a heartbreaking 10-9 loss to Eastern – and had a fantastic pitching performance from Evan MacFarlane, while Capital District went 0-3 but had solid pitching from the likes of Ken Hojo and Graysen Fraser.
Baseball PEI 13U “AAA” league play resumes Tuesday, 27 July. The 2021 Baseball PEI Provincial 13U “AAA” Championships will take place from 3-5 September in Summerside.
The 2021 Baseball PEI 13U “AAA” Eliminations will be taking place at J.D. MacIntyre Memorial Field, Cardigan this weekend (23-25 July).
Hosted by the Eastern Express, this four-team event will feature the host Eastern, Capital District Islanders, Mid-Isle Mustangs, and the Summerside Chevys. The winner represents Baseball PEI at the 2021 Baseball Atlantic 13U “AAA” Championships in St. John’s, NL, from 17-19 September.
The schedule is below:
Friday, 23 July (J.D. MacIntyre Field, Cardigan)
Saturday, 24 July (J.D. MacIntyre Field, Cardigan)
Sunday, 25 July (J.D. MacIntyre Field, Cardigan)
Current 2021 Baseball PEI 13U "AAA" standings: Baseball PEI 13U "AAA"