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2010 13U (National Pee-Wee Atlantic) ChampionshipsDates TBA   Summerside, Prince Edward Island

National Championships: Summerside Takes Gold
September 13, 2010

Summerside, PEI- Summerside had a chance to capture the Gold Medal on their home turf against undefeated Halifax and were able to capitalize on the opportunity in the form of a 10-6 win. On the strength of Matthew Barlow’s (Summerside, PEI) complete game effort on the mound and an offence that scored runs in six out of seven innings, the host team sent their fans home happy. In the fourth inning with Summerside up 5-2, Jesse MacFarlane (North Carleton, PEI) knocked in a pair of runs with a single to give his club a commanding five run lead. MacFarlane’s hit was one of twelve that Summerside hit off Halifax pitcher Blair Dewtie (New Glasgow, NS) who although taking the loss, struck out eleven batters in the game. Summerside would score one run in the fifth and another two runs in the sixth to put the game out of reach. Halifax attempted a comeback by scoring three runs in the latter stages of the game, but it was too little too late as Barlow struck out the final batter to secure the victory.

Yarmouth ensured that both Nova Scotia entries would go home with a medal wrapped around their necks as they beat Charlottetown 6-4 to capture the Bronze Medal. Yarmouth received homeruns from Bradley Berry (Yarmouth, NS), Jacob Sweeney (Yarmouth, NS) and Colton Beach (Kennetcook, NS) to lead their offence. Sweeney was also the winning pitcher as he struck out nine batters. Ryne MacIsaac (Charlottetown, PEI) homered in the loss for Charlottetown.

Rain moved both semi-final games to Sunday and also forced the cancellation of the two placement games.

In the first semi-final Halifax pounded Yarmouth 12-2 in an all Nova Scotia match-up. Nick Welsh (Halifax, NS) smacked two homeruns and Reilly O’Rourke (Sydney, NS) struck out ten in the five inning mercy-rule game.

The other semi-final featured the battle of PEI as host Summerside hammered Charlottetown 8-1. Jed Noonan (Albany, PEI) did it all as he went 2-for-3, scored a run, had an RBI and also picked up the victory on the mound, striking out ten in six innings of work.