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Acadia baseball club claims third place

Will Robinson got the start for the Acadia baseball club in their Sept. 29 game against Saint Mary's in Kentville. The Axemen scored a 9-5 win, then claimed third place when they were awarded both games of a doubleheader against St. F.X. when the X-men were unable to field a team. Acadia meets UNB in a playoff semifinal this weekend, with the first two games Oct. 10 in Fredericton and game three, if necessary, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. in Kentville. 
Will Robinson got the start for the Acadia baseball club in their Sept. 29 game against Saint Mary's in Kentville. The Axemen scored a 9-5 win, then claimed third place when they were awarded both games of a doubleheader against St. F.X. when the X-men were unable to field a team. Acadia meets UNB in a playoff semifinal this weekend, with the first two games Oct. 10 in Fredericton and game three, if necessary, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. in Kentville. 

WOLFVILLE - The Acadia baseball team is playoff-bound without the benefit of having to play its final two games of the regular season.

The Axemen were scheduled to travel to Antigonish for an Oct. 3 doubleheader against St. F.X., but the contests were postponed due to wet field conditions.

The games, which had a bearing on Acadia’s season, were rescheduled to Oct. 6, but when the X-men were unable to field a team, both games were awarded to Acadia.

This allowed the Axemen to finish the regular season with a record of eight wins and six losses, tied with Saint Mary’s for third place.

Acadia was awarded third spot by virtue of having won two of three games against the Huskies during the season. Saint Mary’s had lost its final two regular season games to Holland College to also finish at 8-6.

In the last regular season game they actually played, the Axemen took on Saint Mary’s Sept. 29 in Kentville after splitting their first two meetings of the season.

Starter Will Robinson and David Pilat, who relieved him in the fourth inning, split the pitching duties for Acadia, with Pilat receiving credit for the victory in a 9-5 win.

Wes Harding led the Axemen offence with two hits and a walk, four stolen bases and three runs scored.

Acadia travels to Fredericton this weekend to take on second-place UNB in a best-of-three semifinal. The first two games are Oct. 10 in Fredericton, with game three, if necessary, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. in Kentville.

Saint Mary’s takes on first-place Holland College in the other semifinal, with the winners meeting for the conference championship.

With UNB hosting the nationals this year, the Atlantic conference will have three representatives at the national tournament – UNB and two other teams.

The Axemen were scheduled to travel to Antigonish for an Oct. 3 doubleheader against St. F.X., but the contests were postponed due to wet field conditions.

The games, which had a bearing on Acadia’s season, were rescheduled to Oct. 6, but when the X-men were unable to field a team, both games were awarded to Acadia.

This allowed the Axemen to finish the regular season with a record of eight wins and six losses, tied with Saint Mary’s for third place.

Acadia was awarded third spot by virtue of having won two of three games against the Huskies during the season. Saint Mary’s had lost its final two regular season games to Holland College to also finish at 8-6.

In the last regular season game they actually played, the Axemen took on Saint Mary’s Sept. 29 in Kentville after splitting their first two meetings of the season.

Starter Will Robinson and David Pilat, who relieved him in the fourth inning, split the pitching duties for Acadia, with Pilat receiving credit for the victory in a 9-5 win.

Wes Harding led the Axemen offence with two hits and a walk, four stolen bases and three runs scored.

Acadia travels to Fredericton this weekend to take on second-place UNB in a best-of-three semifinal. The first two games are Oct. 10 in Fredericton, with game three, if necessary, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. in Kentville.

Saint Mary’s takes on first-place Holland College in the other semifinal, with the winners meeting for the conference championship.

With UNB hosting the nationals this year, the Atlantic conference will have three representatives at the national tournament – UNB and two other teams.

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