The game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. NL time, and will be webcast (www.canadagames.ca/2017).
Alberta grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first inning, but Newfoundland responded with six runs in the second, thanks in part to back-to-back home runs by Nick Pittman and Mitch Stack.
Pittman went to work again in the fourth, with a two-run shot.
Eric Healey pitched the win. Pittman also saw mound duty.
The bats finally came alive for the Newfoundland baseball team, but the squad lost a hard one, 7-6 to New Brunswick in eight innings.
New Brunswick won it in the top of the eighth, thanks to a walk and a hit.
Newfoundland finished 0-6 in the 10-team competition, and last place.
One word sums up Newfoundland’s problem at these Games – offence, of lack thereof. In the New Brunswick game, Newfoundland recorded nine hits.
But in the five previous games, the baseball team had a grand total of 17 hits.
John Cribb had a big game Thursday with three hits, and a bases-loaded double, finishing with four RBIs. Josh Mercer had two hits.
Cam Brewer was tagged with the loss in relief of starter Graham King.
Josh Hamilton of St. John’s reached the A final of the 400 metres Thursday at the University of Manitoba Stadium, in the shadows of Investors Group Field, home to the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers, finishing eighth in 49.21 seconds, a 10th of a second off his personal best 49.20.
The 4x100 girls’ relay team also reached the A final, and placed sixth of seven teams. During the heats, the heavily-favoured Ontario and Quebec teams were both disqualified.
Hamilton is in the long jump A final 8:30 p.m. (NL time) Friday.
The Newfoundland and Labrador female eights team were in the A final Thursday over in Kenora, Ont., placing sixth of six boats. Comprising the crew were Leah Burke, Ella Mate, Emily Parsons, Emma Ramsay, Caroline Ryan, Kathleen Shea, Stephanie Tuck, Anna Walsh, Billi Yetman.
The men’s 8 are in the A final today.
The Newfoundland and Labrador men’s squad meets P.E.I. 12:15 p.m. Friday (NL time) at the Duckworth Centre at the University of Winnipeg for 9th and 10th place.