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Hantsport loses opening playoff game at AA baseball provincials

DARTMOUTH — The Hantsport Shamrocks were one win away from playing in the Nova Scotia Intermediate Baseball AA Championship game in Dartmouth over the weekend but fell 6-4 to Hammonds Plains in the semi-finals on Sunday.

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Joey Gaudet suffered the pitching loss for the Shamrocks.

Deron Moores, the team spokesperson, commended the Shamrocks on the game, and said that, "one spectacular play by the Hammonds Plains third baseman” was what prevented the Shamrocks from adding at least two additional runs and taking the lead.

“The Shamrocks’ Steve Best drilled an absolute rocket at the third baseman with the bases loaded in the fifth inning and 99 times out of 100, it would go down the third base line for a double,” said Moores.

Unfortunately, it did not and the Shamrocks entered play trailing 5-4 after five innings.

Adrian Lloy connected for a two-run homer in the fourth while Jed Martin had one of his two RBI doubles of the game in the three-run fourth for Hantsport.

Matt Lloy and Moores both had a pair of base hits for Hantsport in the losing cause.

“The play that really hurt us came in the fourth inning when we got caught in a run down between third base and home and made a mental mistake and messed things up in getting tagged out,” said Moores.

The following are some of the highlights from earlier in the weekend.


Hantsport 14, Hammonds Plains 1

The Shamrocks met Hammonds Plains in the opening round-robin game Sept. 4, handily defeating them 14-1.

Matt Russell had a huge game for the Shamrocks, providing a triple and two other hits while driving in five runs.

Matt Lloy pitched the win for the Shamrocks in a game that was called after six innings.


Hantsport 6, Windsor Knights 4

Chad Munroe delivered a two-run triple and Moores had a two-run bases-loaded single as the Shamrocks went up 6-0 by the fourth inning. The Knights rallied for four of their own in their half of the fourth.

Best pitched the win for the Haven of Hospitality.


Dartmouth 11, Hantsport 6

Dartmouth plated seven runs in the fourth inning and never looked back when they took on the Hantsport Shamrocks. They won 11-6.

Taylor Welch suffered the pitching loss.


Windsor Knights go 0-3

The Windsor Knights did not enjoy a good weekend of baseball as they finished 0-3. They lost 4-3 to Dartmouth on a bases loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning.  Their 6-4 loss to Hantsport came before an 8-1 loss to Hammonds Plains.



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