The Midwest All-Stars dropped to 2-2 at the Canadian Midget AAA baseball championship in Magog, Que., with a 1-0 loss to New Brunswick and a 14-4 defeat to British Columbia on Friday.
Branden Hatley of Morden threw a complete game against New Brunswick, allowing just three hits, while striking out seven.
Brandonite Marshal Burgess and Miniota’s Keenan Lewis had Manitoba’s hits.
Against B.C., Binscarth’s Brody Burnett was chased from the mound after giving up nine runs in the first inning. Lewis and Adam Robidoux of Binscarth were the only Westman players with hits, while Robidoux and Dauphin’s Mitch Popiel scored the team’s runs.
The Westman squad is in a four-way tie for second in Pool B and closes out the preliminary round today against Newfoundland and Labrador (0-4).
Meanwhile, the national junior baseball championships, in which four Westman players are participating, was rained out on Friday.
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