STELLARTON – The Stellarton Albions 15U AA came out on top against Amherst Athletics in two games this past weekend.
On Sunday, the Albions overcame an early deficit and went on to win 12-6.
Amherst got things started in the first inning on a two-run homer, but the Albions 15U AA evened things in the bottom of the second inning when Carter MacLean singled in two runs.
They pulled away for good with three runs in the third; Cameron Young drew a bases-loaded walk to score a run and Jake Pennington had a two-run single.
The Albions put up four more in the fifth inning as Raine DeCoste, Joseph Mason and J.D. MacKenzie all drove in runs.
Young earned the victory on the hill for Stellarton, lasting four innings, allowing six hits and four runs while striking out four. MacKenzie and Lucas Canning entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
The Albions hit two home runs on the day – Mason went for the long ball in the fifth and DeCoste homered in the first inning.
MacLean, Young, Mason, Pennington, Canning, Cam MacKinnon, DeCoste, and Brayden MacDonald each managed hits for Stellarton.
It came down to the wire on Saturday, with Stellarton taking victory on a dramatic walk-off single in the late innings tp seal the win. The game was tied 4-4 with the Albions batting in the bottom of the eighth when Jake Pennington singled on a 0-1 count, scoring a run.
Amherst Athletics opened up scoring in the second inning and scored another in the top of the fourth, but the Albions answered with one of their own when Canning doubled on a 3-0 count, scoring one run.
Canning took the win for Stellarton. He went two innings, allowing zero runs on zero hits, striking out two and walking zero. Cam MacKinnon threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
DeCoste started the game for Stellarton, going four innings, allowing three runs on two hits and striking out eight.
Joseph Mason went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Stellarton in hits. MacKinnon led the team with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with ten stolen bases.