Amherst loses in consolation final
© Darrell Cole – Amherst Daily News
Kyle Brown (left), representing Sackville Minor Baseball presents the consolation runners-up trophy to Amherst Canadian Tire Selects captains Spencer Moreau, Josh Sperry and Dustin Pipes following the 48th Annual David Maltby Memorial Little League Baseball Tournament on Monday.
AMHERST – The Sackville Acadians scored six runs in the first two innings en route to an 8-3 win over Marlboro, Mass. to win the 48th Annual David Maltby Memorial Little League Baseball Tournament here Monday.
In the consolation final, the East Hants Wildcats jumped out to an early lead and defeated the host Amherst Canadian Tire Little League Selects 7-1.
In the championship, Blake Trueman pitched a five-hitter to lead Sackville to its first Ernie Landry Memorial Trophy in 30 years. He walked four and struck out two.
Jack Ouellete, Jonah Hintz and Justin Binkewicz pitched for Marlboro, giving up 12 hits, walking two and striking out four.
Isaac Chapman homered and singled to lead the way offensively for Sackville, while Ryan Prosser singled and tripled, Peter Driscoll doubled twice and singled and Jarrett Windsor doubled.
Trueman and Jaden Griffin each singled.
Robbie Short doubled and singled for Marlboro while Jacob Hardy singled twice and Hayden Ginnetti singled once.
In the consolation, Caleb Medicraft and Justin Gillis combined on a six hitter as East Hants defeated Amherst.
They gave up just one walk and struck out eight, while Dustin Pipes and Spencer Moreau pitched for Amherst. They gave up 10 hits, walked three and struck out five.
Jake McKinnon, Shawn Miller and Andrew Antonio each singled twice for East Hants. Medicraft, Gillis and Shawn Hubley each doubled and Alex Negus singled.
Josh Sperry singled twice for Amherst, Mats Stone homered and Michael Farrell, Nate Stone and Zach Cormier each singled once.
Sackville earned a berth in the final with a 1-0 win over East Hants witch Cameron Ritcey outdueling Alex Negus and Shawn Miller.
Ritcey gave up two hits, walked one and struck out 11. Negus and Miller gave up four hits, walked two and struck out six.
Driscoll singled twice for Sackville with Windsor and Griffin each adding one single. Medicraft and Hubley singled for East Hants.
Marlboro defeated Amherst 10-0 in the other semifinal.
Greg Mitrakos gave up just two hits while striking out 10 in the four-inning game. Sperry and Baiden Landry pitched for Amherst, giving up 11 hits and walking two.
Ginnetti tripled and doubled, Ouellette and Hardy each doubled. Kevin Short, Robbie Short, Jonah Hintz, James Allen and Michael Whitman each singled once.
Landry hit two singles for Amherst.
Amherst opened play Saturday with a 20-4 win over Midland, Mass.
Sperry hit two home runs and two doubles and threw a complete game seven-hitter while giving up three walks and striking out eight.
Steve Horn suffered the loss with James Carney and Zach Schofield also pitching. They gave up 17 hits, walked seven and struck out four.
Pipes singled, doubled and tripled for Amherst with Landry and Mats Stone adding two singles and a double. Cormier doubled and Moreau, Jackson Colborne and MacKenzie Comeau each singled.
James Capello singled, doubled and hit a three-run home run for Midland. Horn, Carney, A.J. Vance and Schofield each singled.
In Amherst’s second game, a three-run fourth inning lifted the club to a 5-2 in over Kennetcook.
Pipes singled and doubled and Landry doubled while Cormier singled. Ryan Hardy singled twice for Kennetcook with Dawson Wood adding a double and Andrew Bradley and Griffin Smith adding singles.
Moreau gave up just five hits to earn the win, while walking two and striking out eight. Wood suffered the loss giving up four hits, walking three and striking out eight.
Amherst dropped an 8-5 decision to Sackville in its final round robin game. Cormier hit a two-run home run and singled for Amherst, while Aaron Sjanic doubled and Pipes singled twice. Nate Stone, Farrell, Comeau and Sam LeBlanc each singled once.
Prosser singled and homered for Sackville with Chapman adding a single and triple and Griffin chipping in with a single and double. Ben Marsh and Driscoll each doubled, Jarrett MacDougall singled twice and Ritcey and Windsor each singled once.
Prosser and Windsor combined on the mound victory. They gave up nine hits, walked two and struck out nine. LeBlanc and Nate Stone pitched for Amherst. They gave up 12 hits, walked four and struck out three.
In other games, East Hants nipped Marlboro 3-2, Sydney defeated New Glasgow 10-3, Kennetcook defeated Midland 17-4, Sydney edged Marlboro 1-0, East Hants defeated Sydney 5-4, Marlboro defeated New Glasgow 12-1, Sackville defeated Kennetcook 17-8, Sackville defeated Midland 20-0 and East Hants defeated New Glasgow 10-0.