GANDER, N.L. – The Brookfield Elks posted another even day at the U18 men’s fast pitch nationals, defeating the Port Perry Jacks and losing to the Prince Albert Astros.
The Elks got the offense rolling early in their second game on Wednesday, against Ontario’s No. 3 squad, the Jacks. Brookfield posted nine runs in the first two innings, led by a three-run homer by Alex Rhoddy in the top of the first.
Brad MacKinnon and Jacob Bowers finished with two RBIs to go along with Rhoddy’s three, while the remaining runs were unearned.
Dylan McCoul went the distance, with the game being called after five innings. McCoul gave up three runs on six hits to go with one strikeout.
Earlier in the day, the Elks dropped a squeaker to Saskatchewan’s representative, the Prince Albert Astros, 14-13 in nine innings.
Anthony, of Shubenacadie, took the mound throwing 8 and one-thirds innings, giving up 15 hits and striking out 10.
Coby Crowell led the way at the dish, picking up a hit, two walks and scoring three times. Anthony, McCoul, and Rhoddy picked up RBIs in the loss.
It was a mistake-filled game, with just five Brookfield runs and six Prince Albert tallies counting as earned runs. The two teams combined for 15 errors.
Tuesday night, the Elks dropped a 14-7 game to the Tavistock Athletics of Ontario.
It was a rough outing for Elks’ starter Dylan McCoul, who was roughed up for nine runs – seven earned – before recording an out. Anthony came on to chuck, and was hit for four more runs in the first inning.
The Elks would right the ship afterwards, but the damage had been done. The game was called in the bottom of the fifth.
Brookfield now sports a 2-2 record in the tournament, good for a fourth place tie in the standings. The team will be back in action today, with games at 8:30 a.m. against Team New Brunswick, and 3 p.m. versus Teeswater Otters, of Ontario.