All four of Hants County’s Nova Scotia Intermediate Baseball League teams were scheduled to see action this past weekend, however one doubleheader was rained out.
Shamrocks, Blue Jays split doubleheader
The Hantsport Shamrocks and Noel Road Blue Jays, who played for the Nova Scotia Intermediate Baseball League championship title last year, met for the first time this season on Noel Road Sunday afternoon.
If their weekend play is any indication, it will be a pretty even fight between these clubs once again this summer.
The Blue Jays won the opener 4-2 and the Shamrocks roared back for a 9-2 verdict in the second game of a twinbill.
In the first game, the teams were tied 2-2 through five innings until Mike King delivered a clutch solo home run in the sixth inning for the Blue Jays to put them ahead.
Justin Campbell pitched the win for the Blue Jays.
"Justin's fastball and curveball were both working for him,” said coach Matt Wiseman following the game.
Campbell pitched six innings and Kenny Miller came on for an inning of relief, striking out the side in the top of the seventh for the Blue Jays.
Matt Lloy was the losing pitcher for Hantsport, giving up six hits and striking out six.
In the second game, the Shamrocks were ready for the rematch.
From the time the opening pitch was thrown, the Shamrocks were eager to win. They connected for 17 hits and scored eight runs in the first three innings.
Adrian Lloy went four for five with a pair of doubles while Jed Martin and Roland Provencal also added a double each.
Taylor Welsh pitched the win for Hantsport, striking out three and walking a pair of batters. The Shamrocks are now 3-3 on the season and the Blue Jays are 3-2.
Knights versus Albions
While Saturday was mainly overcast with some drizzle in Hants County, it poured in Pictou County, forcing the league leading Pictou County Albions and second place Windsor Knights to postpone their doubleheader.
The two teams are hoping for better weather this Saturday, June 14, when they will play two games in Windsor on Tremain Crescent. Game times is 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Schooners school Braves in doubleheader
The Shelburne County Schooners opened their doubleheader with the first year Kennetcook Braves by defeating them 7-1.
Tyler Singer pitched the loss for the Braves, giving up three runs and three walks in 2.2 innings. Chad Bartlett doubled for the Braves.
The misery continued for the expansion team as they lost their eighth consecutive game to open the season. Shelburne showed no mercy that afternoon, defeating the Braves 14-0.
Shelburne scored eight runs to open the game in front of their hometown fans in Clark's Harbour, and added four more runs in the third.
The Braves have now allowed 104 runs while scoring only 12.
The Braves will try and put their first win of the season in the books as they play Shelburne County once again in a pair of games this Saturday. The doubleheader will be held on the Noel Road June 14 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Besides the Pictou and Windsor bout on Saturday, the Yarmouth Gateways will travel to Hantsport for a Sunday doubleheader at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.