The Chayee Bourras Selects, representing Newfoundland and Labrador take a 4-2 record into Friday, their final day of play in the preliminary round of the Canadian under-19 men’s fastpitch championship in Napanee, Ont.
The Selects split a pair of games against Saskatchewan opponents on Thursday, downing the Delisle Pride 5-3, before losing 2-1 to the Prince Albert Astros.
In the win, Jordan Pomeroy hit a two-run homer and Joel Nash also had two RBIs for the N.L. side to back the pitching of Marcus Pittman, who picked up his third win of the tourney.
In the evening contest, Nash’s first-inning RBI gave the Selects a 1-0 lead, but Prince Albert tied it up in the third and won in walk-off fashion with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.
That ruined a solid pitching performance by Lucas Reid, who allowed just four hits while striking out seven.
The Selects take on two Ontario teams today, playing the host Napanee Express and Shallow Lake Sting.
Meanwhile, in Saskatoon, site of the Canadian senior women’s fastpitch championship, Newfoundland’s Three Cheers Pub Impact is still looking for a win through three games, including a 10-0 whitewashing at the hands of Alberta’s Calahoo Erins on Thursday.
The Impact have three games today as their preliminary play wins up.
A third national tourney involving a Newfoundland team is being played in Montreal. That’s the Canadian girls U14 championship, where the NL Selects were 0-2 as they took on the Lucan-Ildeton Athletics on Ontario Thursday night.
The Selects play Sackville, N.S., and Port Perry, Ont., today.