Braves win in weekend games

A two game homestand turned into two wins for Red Deer`s midget AAA Carstar Braves this past weekend.

Coming off a 6-1 loss in Strathmore last Wednesday, the Braves were at Great Chief Park Sunday for a twin bill against Sherwood Park Green, putting up wins of 11-0 and 11-5 over the visitors.

The first game lasted just five innings due to the mercy rule with Wyle Cunningham pitching three innings of one hit ball to get the win.

Jonah Penner came on in relief in the final two innings, also giving up one hit.

Nathan Damiani paced Red Deer`s offense, going three for three at plate with a home run, a double and a single, just missing out on hitting for the cycle.

Jason Garrett and Taze Steeves each had two hits in the win, while Reign Letkeman and Reid Stoyberg picked up one hit each.

Corbyn Shields got the start on the mound in the back half of the doubleheader, throwing three scoreless innings while giving up two hits.

Mac Guckert and Steeves came on in relief, with Steeves giving up two runs on two hits over three innings and Guckert was tagged for three runs in the final inning.

Garrett and Brady Porter each banged out two hits for the Braves while Dom Tait, Guckert, Penner, Stoyberg and Letkeman got on the scoresheet with one hit each.

In bantam AAA action, Red Deer`s Servus Credit Union Braves had the weekend off, but did play one game late last week.

In that one, the Braves headed south to Okotoks where they were doubled up 6-3 by the Foothills Dawgs Red.

Riley Guntrip and Levi Moon each had a turn throwing the ball for Red Deer, with Guntrip taking the loss.

Joel Mazurkewich came within a triple of hitting for the cycle, going three for four at the dish, with a home run, a double, a single and two runs batted in.

Brendan Baker was two for four at the plate, both singles, while Guntrip was one for three with one RBI.

Brett Barrett and Justin Van Tetering had one single each for the Braves, who are back in action tonight at home to Edmonton.

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