Richmond too much for host Amherst in Maltby tourney finale

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Havenga wins Cormier memorial as tournament MVP

Richmond, P.E.i. defeated Amherst 13-1 to capture the David Maltby Memorial Little League Tournament on Sunday.

AMHERST – Dylan Cameron and Isaac Compton each singled and doubled and drove in three runs as Richmond, P.E.I. defeated the Amherst Canadian Tire All-Stars 13-1 to capture the championship trophy at the 50th Annual David Maltby Memorial Little League Baseball Tournament in Amherst on Sunday.

Ben McDougall singled twice, Eric Anderson and Nic Havenga each doubled and Dylan Thomas, Matt Williams, Nathan Grigg and Austin Arsenault each singled once as Richmond scored five runs in the first inning and six in the second to build an early lead over the host team.

Anderson picked up the pitching win for the Prince Edward Island team, giving up just two hits, walking five and striking out six.

Graden Chitty suffered the loss for Amherst with relief help from Cal Hoeg and Ethan Casey. They gave up 12 hits, walked four and struck out three.

Jackson Comeau doubled and Hoeg singled for Amherst’s only hits.

Members of the Richmond squad accepted the Ernie Landry Memorial Trophy as tournament champions while Havenga, who won the home run contest on Saturday, was named the tournament’s most valuable player and accepted the Roy Cormier Memorial Trophy.

Lower Sackville claimed the consolation championship with a 6-5 win over New Glasgow.

Amherst earned a spot in the final earlier Sunday with a 9-0 win over Lower Sackville with Jackson Colborne scattering three hits over six innings, walking two and striking out 12.

Daylen Martin and Brayden Sampson shared pitching duties for Sackville, giving up 11 hits, walking five and striking out four.

Chitty, Colborne and Jordan MacKenzie each hit two singles for Amherst while Comeau singled and doubled and Casey and Zach Boudreau each singled once.

Samson, Kyle Sampson and Camila Reisga each singled for Lower Sackville.

Amherst opened with a 13-6 loss to Richmond as Havenga hit a pair of home runs and singled for the winners.

MacDougall singled, doubled and tripled and Thomas, Anderson and Charles DesRoches each singled. Comeau homered for Amherst with Hoeg adding a single and a double and Chitty and Boudreau each adding singles.

MacDougall earned the pitching win giving up five hits, walking six and striking out 11, while Chitty, Comeau and Cole Stevens pitched for Amherst. They gave up nine hits, walked seven and struck out two.

In Amherst’s other game, Hoeg threw a one-hitter, walked one and struck out 10 in a 17-0 win over New Glasgow. Jarren Johnson and Ryan Alexander pitched for New Glasgow, giving up 11 hits, walking 10 and striking out three.

Boudreau hit four singles for Amherst, Hoeg singled twice, Chitty singled twice and doubled and Reese Blakeney and Colborne each singled. Gary Jones singled for New Glasgow’s lone hit.

In other games, Lower Sackville defeated New Glasgow 18-7, Richmond defeated Lower Sackville 11-0 and thumped New Glasgow 20-0.

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Organizations: Amherst Canadian Tire All-Stars 13

Geographic location: Amherst, Richmond, New Glasgow Prince Edward Island

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