Dustin Asham of the Canadian Tire Cardinals leaps to try to catch the throw to second as Jordan Old of the Joe Beeverz Young Guns slides safely into the bag during the first game of the Andrew Agencies Senior AA Baseball League final Wednesday evening at Andrews Field. (COLIN CORNEAU/BRANDON SUN)
Mason Hodgson hit a home run, tripled and scored twice for the Joe Beeverz Young Guns as they doubled up the Canadian Tire Cardinals 6-3 in the opening game of the best-of-five Andrew Agencies Senior AA Baseball League final on Wednesday at Andrews Field.
Dana McNish and Sean Martin both had a pair of hits for the victors, with McNish earning the win on the mound. He scattered seven hits over 6 1/3 innings. Adam Hartman took the loss for the Cardinals, who got a pair of hits and a run from both Danny Cochrane and Kirk Graham.
Game 2 goes Friday at Andrews Field at 7 p.m.
Jagger Thomas went 4-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs for the Boissevain Centennials as they evened the best-of-five South West Baseball League final at a game apiece with a 7-6 come-from-behind win over the visiting Hamiota Red Sox on Wednesday.
Skylar Canada and Jay Pringle both scored twice for the home side, which tallied four runs in the bottom of the seventh to get the victory. Pringle went 1 1/3 innings in relief of Aaron Pugh to earn the win.
Logan McGonigal threw in the seventh and took the loss for the Red Sox, who host Game 3 on Friday at 7 p.m. Justin Knight scored twice for Hamiota, while Kyle Kostetsky and Darren Whelpton both had a run and an RBI.
John Hutton hit a grand slam home run and finished with two runs scored and six driven in as the host Minnedosa Mavericks beat the Carberry Royals 17-5 to even the Santa Clara Baseball League final at 1-1 on Wednesday.
John Lawrence added a three-run blast, scored four times and collected four RBIs, while Bryce Stephenson struck out eight in four innings of relief work to get the win. Warren Birch lasted five innings and took the loss for Carberry, while Dustin Fisher went 4-for-4 with two runs and a pair of RBIs.
The Royals will host the third game on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 14, 2014