SPORTS SCENE – By Lyle Carter: Saluting harness racing’s Atlantic Grand Circuit Week
BIBLE HILL, N.S. – Harness racing fans from all over the Maritimes will visit Truro Raceway during the next eight days.
BROOKFIELD, N.S. – The Brookfield Elks and Nova Scotia Canada Games team settled for a split in their Shooters Bar and Grill Fastpitch League doubleheader on Thursday.
The Elks won the opener 6-5, while the Bluenose squad took the nightcap 3-2.
In Game 1, the Elks trailed 3-2, but used three hits and a walk to score three times in the fifth inning en route to victory.
Patrick Stewart had two hits, including a double, and drove in a run for the Elks, who scored six unearned runs.
Winning pitcher Pat Laffin allowed five hits, while Alex Anthony was saddled with the loss, also allowing five hits.
In Game 2, The Canada Games team scored three times in the top of the seventh inning to come away with a one-run victory.
Liam Giffen led off the seventh with a solo homerun. A bunt single and a walk then put runners on first and second. After an error allowed one runner to score, Coby Crowell delivered a game-winning RBI single.
Jacob Bowers had three hits for the Canada Games team and Crowell and Reid Lanceleve each had a pair.
Mike Wood went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI for the Elks, while Stewart added a hit and drove in a run.
Winning pitcher Randall Bernard allowed just four hits and struck out 12, while Cody Anthony gave up eight hits and fanned six.
In other action, the Atlantic Heating Charros took two from the White Rock Rockies, winning 11-0 and 9-1.