GANDER, N.L. - The Brookfield Elks under-18 club fell two games under .500 on Thursday, after losing back-to-back games to New Brunswick and Ontario-1.
The two losses leave the Elks at 2-4, tied for seventh of the nine teams. The Elks sit three games back of the Port Perry Lumberjacks for first place with two round-robin games remaining.
Brookfield got off to an early two-run lead in their game against New Brunswick, before surrendering four runs in the third inning. They’d never recover the lead, eventually losing 9-6.
Dylan McCoul picked up the loss on the mound, giving up five earned runs over three-and-a-third innings pitched. Alex Anthony came on in the fourth, giving up three more runs.
Jacob Bowers led the way offensively, picking up two hits and two RBI in the loss.
In the Elks’ second game, they ran into a hot second-place Ontario squad, and came out on the wrong end of a 6-0 shutout.
McCoul was again saddled with the loss, despite giving up just three earned runs and walking one over four and two-thirds innings.
The Elks will be back in action this morning with an 10:30 a.m. matchup against the Saskatchewan-1 Selects, who boast a 3-3 record. Brookfield will then take on the host Newfoundland team, who hold a 2-3 record, at 7:30 p.m.