Mather’s Brad McLeod pitched a complete game three-hitter for the Rock Lake Regals as they beat the Brandon Knights 2-0 in the provincial Midget AA baseball championship game on Sunday in Neepawa.
Jay Goderis went 2-for-3 with a double and run scored for Rock Lake, which has players from the Baldur, Cartwright and Mather area and will compete in the Western Canadian championships in Swift Current, Sask., from Aug. 15-17. Rock Lake went undefeated in the event, including a 10-1 win over Altona in the semifinals.
Marshal Burgess threw a complete game in the final for Brandon, scattering seven hits. Burgess, Jordan Robertson and Clark Whelpton were the only players to get hits in the final for the Knights, who went 3-0 in the round-robin before topping Oak River 6-3 in the semifinals.
Mitch Lyall earned the win in the semifinal, while Mason Hodgson picked up a pair of RBIs. Morgan Geekie took the loss for Oak River.
In the Bantam AA provincials in Dauphin, Boissevain was the lone Westman team to make the playoffs.
It reached the semifinals before falling 8-7 to Winkler, which won the championship.
In the Peewee AA championship in Altona, Hamiota reached the quarter-finals before falling 10-6 to Winkler.
In the Mosquito AA event in Winkler, Russell beat Killarney 17-5 in the quarter-finals before falling 17-7 to St. James in the semifinals.
In the Senior AA all-star provincial championship in Stonewall, the Border West League was the lone Westman representative to qualify for the semifinals, but it fell 5-3 there to St. James, which went on to win the championship.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 21, 2014