The Brandon Cloverleafs had a disappointing Friday at the Canadian Senior AAA baseball championship in Windsor, Ont., losing both of their games, including a 4-3, 10-inning loss to the host team.
The Cloverleafs, who won their opening game Thursday, are now 1-2 having lost their Friday morning contest 2-1 to British Columbia. They could still advance to the quarter-finals by winning their last preliminary game today versus Alberta 2.
Kris Klassen took advantage of a pair of 10th inning errors to score the winning run for Windsor yesterday, spoiling a strong start by Kyle Nixon. Nixon allowed three runs on seven hits over eight innings, striking out four batters and walking one. Reliever Ryan Shaw allowed one run in two innings of work to take the loss.
Mitch Olson went 2-for-5 and drove in two Brandon runs. Jesse Bartle went 2-for-5 with a double, while Derek Chapman also had two hits.
Friday morning’s loss to B.C., was also a bitter pill for the Cloverleafs, who led 1-0 going into the bottom of the fourth inning but couldn’t maintain the upper hand despite a combined three-hitter from Sean Dryden and Shaw. Dryden allowed two runs — only one earned — on three hits and three walks over five innings. He had two strikeouts before Shaw replaced him to work a perfect sixth inning, with one strikeout. Chapman had two of Brandon’s three hits in the game.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 24, 2013