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Amherst Athletics one step from N.S. Intermediate AA title

Members of the Amherst Athletics celebrate after a 6-3 win over the Cape Breton Marlins in semifinal action at the Nova Scotia Intermediate AA Baseball Championship tournament on Sunday.
Members of the Amherst Athletics celebrate after a 6-3 win over the Cape Breton Marlins in semifinal action at the Nova Scotia Intermediate AA Baseball Championship tournament on Sunday. - Darrell Cole

Waiting for winner of Truro-Pictou County semifinal to set matchup for provincial final

AMHERST, N.S. —

The Amherst Weston Athletics have an opportunity to play for a provincial Intermediate AA championship following a 6-3 win over the Cape Breton Marlins in a semifinal at the Robb Complex on Sunday.

The other semifinal between the Truro Bearcats and the Pictou County Royals was rained out in the second inning and will be played later with the winner meeting the Athletics for the provincial championship.

Amherst spotted the Marlins an early 2-0 lead before rallying back with two in the third inning and three in the fourth while adding a sixth run in the fifth to back the complete game pitching of Logan Dowe.

Dowe struck out eight and walked three while giving up eight hits in the win.

Justin Morton tripled and doubled for Amherst in the game while Mats Stone and Adam McAloney each singled twice and Nate Stone, Andrew Skinner and Brady Davis each singled.

Cody Sutton singled and doubled.

Amherst lined up against the Marlins following a 4-2 setback in their final round robin game on Saturday as Cape Breton scored single runs in the first, second, third and fifth innings while Amherst’s offence couldn’t get going – scoring single runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

Brady Davis and Cody Sutton had the lone hits in the game as Brandon Greeno suffered the loss, giving up seven hits, striking out 2 and walking one.

In their second round robin game, the Athletics defeated the Tri-County Rangers 9-1. The Rangers featured Amherst natives Josh Kogon and Corey Blenkhorn.

Brady Davis pitched a complete game for Amherst giving up five hits and one walk while stirking out six.

Andrew Skinner hit two singles and a double for Amherst with Justin Morton hitting a double and Logan Dowe hitting a double and a single. Cal Hoeg tripled, Mats Stone hit two singles, and Cole Stevens and Nate Stone singled once apiece.

The Athletics opened with a convincing 14-1 win over the Pictou County Royals, scoring six times in the first inning and adding four more runs in the second and four in the fourth.

Adam McAloney gave up six hits, walked only one and struck out seven.

Morgan Jobes, Gus Tupper and Mats Stone each singled and doubled, Logan Dowe singled and tripled and Justin Morton, Cody Sutton and Brady Davis each singled once.

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