Keddy wins Atlantics with Pictou County

Sam McNeish
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Tosses four-hitter in victory over Caraquet

Amherst native Matt Keddy capped off his best year of Intermediate baseball with an Atlantic AAA championship this past weeekend.

HANTSPORT (Staff) - Amherst native Matt Keddy capped off his best year of Intermediate baseball with an Atlantic AAA championship this past weeekend.

The right-handed pitcher was picked up by the Pictou County Albions for the interprovincial tournament and tossed a complete game four-hitter for a 13-1 victoy over Caraquet, N.B..

He allowed one run on four hits, fanned five and walked two for the complete game win, his lone outing of the rain shortened weekend.

"I was a little nervous going into tournament but once I got out there, everything was fine,'' he said.

"The team played well behind me and I think Caraquet only had one solid hit off me. The rest were just dribblers and really, I think two of them were outs,'' he added.

Keddy may have been pressed into action later in the tournament, but rain saw organizers move the event from a double-elimination to a single elimination due to time constraints.

In other action, Pictou County got a one-hitter from Alex Saben en route to a 5-0 victory over Hantsport and then captured the championship with a 7-6 victory over Caraquet, winning in the bottom of the eighth inning.

"It was nice to finish this way. Playing for Amherst, we lost both games in the league tournament so to go out like this is great,'' he said.

Keddy will start working on strengthening his arm for next season as part of his winter regime and hopes to pitch as well next season.



smcneish@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Pictou County Albions

Geographic location: Caraquet, Pictou County, HANTSPORT Amherst

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