Nathan Ramage hit a walk-off double for the Baldur Regals as they won the provincial Senior AA baseball title with an 8-7 victory over the Minnedosa Mavericks on Sunday in Hamiota.
Ramage also singled and scored twice for the Regals, who went undefeated in the event. Chris Reykdal drove in a pair of runs and the win on the mound in relief of Jordan Wickens. Reykdal threw three shutout innings in which he allowed three hits.
John Lawrence had a pair of hits, scored twice and drove in two runs for Minnedosa, which held a pair of five-run leads in the final. Mike Tarleton had three hits and two RBIs for the Mavericks, while Zac Yandeau took the loss in relief.
Earlier in the day, the Regals used a five-run fourth inning to beat Brandon’s Canadian Tire Cardinals 6-4 in the semifinals. Derek Holinski threw a complete game to get the win and Reykdal scored twice. Ty Paddock took the loss for Brandon, which went 2-1 in the round robin, while Adam Hartman had an RBI.
In the other semifinal, Andrew Richards threw a complete-game three-hitter for the Mavericks, who topped their preliminary round group at 3-0, as they beat the Elkhorn Expos 10-0. Lawrence doubled, tripled, scored twice and drove in two more for the Mavericks. Jay Pringle took the loss for Elkhorn.
The host Hamiota Red Sox fell 6-3 to the Cardinals in their final round-robin game and missed the playoffs after posting a 1-2 preliminary round record.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 11, 2014