Albions top New Glasgow, improve record to 13-4

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NEW GLASGOW — The Stellarton Albions have made a move in the Baseball Nova Scotia Bluenose League’s 15-and-Under Tier II standings.

The Albions raised their record to 13-4, starting on Friday with an 8-6 victory over the host New Glasgow Sullivan Fuels at the Kinsmen Field.

Winning pitcher Lucas Canning struck out four batters over three innings. He allowed two runs and two hits.

Alex Cathcart pitched an inning of relief, while Cam MacKinnon pitched the final three innings to record the save.

Canning helped his cause by batting 2-for-3 and driving in three runs, while J.D. MacKenzie went 2-for-2 and recorded two runs batted in.

The Albions swept both games of their double header on Saturday in Dartmouth against the Arrows by scores of 4-1 and 7-1.

The Albions are third in the standings entering their last two regular-season games on the road against Truro and Clark’s Harbour.

The Albions are hosting the provincial championship from August 16 to 18.

Ashton Royea was the pitcher of record, surrendering four hits and seven runs over four innings of work. Adam Farrell had two hits for New Glasgow.

On Saturday, New Glasgow crew hosted Hammond’s Plains for two games.

In game one, the A’s held off a late comeback by New Glasgow, winning 7-6.

Jared Langille pitched six innings and led the way at the plate going 2-for-2.

In game two, New Glasgow scored early and often, winning 14-2 in a game called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

Cory MacGillivray was the winning pitcher, while Gage Connors and Tanner Steele each had two hits for the winners.

New Glasgow wrap up their regular-season schedule this week by hosting Tri-County for two games on Friday starting at 4 p.m. and Dartmouth for two games on Saturday starting at noon.

In Tier I action, New Glasgow lost its two games on Saturday to Hammonds Plains by scores of 9-3 and 9-7 to fall to 4-8 in the standings.

MIDGET

The Pictou County MacGregor Midget AAAs improved to 6-6 and fourth place in the standings after defeating the Cape Breton Ramblers 10-3 and 14-5 on Saturday at the Albion Athletic Field in Stellarton. Results from their games on Sunday at Hammonds Plains were not available.

Pictou County is scheduled to host Hammonds Plains on Saturday at 4 and 6:30 p.m. and will visit the Halifax Met on August 17 to end the regular season.

The Pictou County Orioles are scheduled to host Halifax on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Albion field in Midget AA games.

The Pictou County Padres fell to 2-13 in the Midget A standings after two losses last weekend against Truro.

The Padres are slated to host the Prospect Mariners on August 17 at the Albion field.

PEEWEE

The New Glasgow Kinsmen raised their record in the 13-and-Under standings to three wins against two losses and two ties on Saturday with 12-5 and 14-4 victories over the East Hants Nationals in Enfield. They will host their next games on Aug. 17 against the Sydney Sooners.


Albions’ pitcher Lucas Canning delivers a pitch on Friday against New Glasgow. (Goodwin photo)