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Truro U18 Bearcats 0-3 at nationals in Fort McMurray

The Truro Bearcats opened the U18 national championships in Fort McMurray with a loss to Manitoba.
The Truro Bearcats dropped their second game of the U18 national championships in Fort McMurray, losing to Alberta.

'Cats shaded late in the game by Alberta after battling back; lose to Etobicoke

FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA. – Etobicoke, Ont., defeated the Truro Bearcats 4-0 at the 2018 18U National Baseball Championships in Fort McMurray, today.

The Bearcats were out-hit 9-3 in the contest. All three Truro hits were singles from Connor Irwin, Connor Angers and Luke Smith.

Dan Chisholm too the loss on the mound. Etobicoke scored twice in the firt inning and once in each of the fifth and seventh innings.

Today at 5:30 p.m. (AT) they go up against host Fort McMurray (1-2).

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FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA. – The Truro Bearcats sustained their second loss of the tournament at the 2018 18U National Baseball Championships in Fort McMurray, Friday afternoon.

Despite battling back on several occasions, the Bearcats gave up a run in the sixth inning that proved the difference as Alberta took a 9-8 decision. The Bearcats’ record is 0-2 heading into Saturday’s action.

Down 4-0 after the second inning, the Bearcats rallied to take a 6-4 lead into the fifth. Alberta replied with four in the fifth, but a pair by Truro in the top of the sixth tied it at eight. Alberta picked up the run they needed for the win in the bottom of the inning and the Bearcats were unable to counter in their at-bat of the seventh and final inning.

Parker Spencer hit three singles for the Bearcats in the game and drove in two runs. Luke Smith went 2-for-3 at the plate, both singles, and also had 2 RBIs. Jackson Haight had a pair of doubles, while Nate Stone, Dan Chisholm and Mats Stone had a single each.

Overall, Alberta held a 10-9 advantage in hits.

Tyler O’Leary took the loss on the mound, after coming on in relief for starter Parker Spencer and Dawson Biggs.

Today at 11 a.m. (AT) the Bearcats face Etobicoke, Ont., (2-1) and at 5:30 (AT) they go up against host Fort McMurray (1-2).

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