Coulson, Richards play major roles for Amherst bantam AA squad
TRURO - Caleb Coulson and Chris Richards played major roles in helping the Amherst Red Sox capture the Atlantic Canadian bantam AA baseball title.
Chris Richards, left, and Caleb Coulson contributed in a big way to help the Amherst Red Sox capture the Atlantic bantam AA baseball championship recently in Cardigan, P.E.I.
The Truro players were picked up by the Red Sox for the recent tournament in Cardigan, P.E.I.
Richards pitched a one-hit shutout over five innings and struck out nine as the Red Sox romped to a 10-0 victory over the West Prince Aces from P.E.I., in the gold-medal game. Coulson led the offence with a double and two singles.
Amherst posted a perfect 5-0 record and opened the tournament with a 10-0 win over Conception Bay North, N.L.
Richards, Coulson and Brandon Greeno combined on a no-hitter and struck out 10. Richards and Coulson also singled to help the cause.
The Red Sox then defeated West Prince 12-10. Coulson doubled and singled in the contest and also picked up the save, while Richards doubled and singled twice.
In an 8-3 triumph over Taymouth, N.B., Coulson stroked two singles, while in a 9-1 win over Cardigan, Coulson doubled and singled and Richards swatted three singles.