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Kennetcook Braves record first two wins in team history


HANTS COUNTY - Observers of the Nova Scotia Intermediate Baseball League knew that the Kennetcook Braves would catch a break, eventually.

Following 29 consecutive losses, which date back to the beginning of last season, the Braves finally put a pair of wins together this past weekend against the expansion Pictou County Royals. Both games, played on June 20, were 9-8 victories.

In the opening game, the Braves scored four times in the first inning and were assisted on offense by Elliott Dickson-Greene, who had a two-run RBI single, and Chad Bartlett and Ryan Thoms, who each recorded a two-base hit. Bartlett also stole a pair of bases. Tyler Singer pitched the win, striking out seven Pictou County batters.

In the Braves' second game, both teams scored four runs apiece in the first inning before the Braves came back and scored a pair each in the fifth and sixth innings.

Singer was two for four with an RBI double for the Braves while Dickson-Greene pitched the win, allowing 11 hits while striking out six Royals and collecting a two-base hit in the process.

The Braves will try to extend their winning streak in Windsor June 28 in a doubleheader against the Windsor Knights, who are 4-2 this season.

In other NSIBL news, the Knights' scheduled doubleheader with the Pictou County Albions in Stellarton on Sunday afternoon was rained out, which brings the Knights' rained-out game total to six.

The Hantsport Shamrocks and Yarmouth Gateways were also rained out in Hantsport during Sunday afternoon's downpour. The Shamrocks are scheduled to play in Pictou June 28 against the Albions.

In the only other games this weekend that were not impacted by Mother Nature, the Noel Road Blue Jays scored a pair of convincing wins over the Shelburne Schooners, registering scores of 7-1 and 11-4.

The Blue Jays will play four times this coming weekend as the Pictou County Royals will be in town for a pair of games on June 27, followed by the Shelburne Schooners on June 28. All games will be at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in Noel Road.

The Blue Jays will actually play five games this week, as they were set to host the Knights on June 24 for a single game at 7 p.m.

 

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