The Red Deer PeeWee AAA Dairy Queen Braves were in Calgary for three games this past weekend, winning all three of them convincingly.
The DQ Braves found their bats early in game one against the hometown Calgary Cubs, slugging 19 hits in 5 innings to defeat the Cubs 16-2.
Nolan Baragar went 4 for 4 at the plate and Heath Hachkowski ripped a home run and a single in the winning affair. Grayson Leuck led the defense from the mound striking out seven batters in three innings of work.
The DQ Braves continued their offensive showing in the next game against the St. Albert Cardinals with another 15 hits over 5 innings, winning 20-2.
Heath Hachkowski drove in eight runs with a single, a home run and a grand slam home run. Grayson Leuck and Nolan Baragar added home runs of their own. Hachkowski and Jacey Steeves teamed up on the mound to shut the door on the Cardinals.
Sunday morning, the Braves were up against the Sherwood Park A’s. The Braves were down 3-6 going into the bottom of the 7th inning when the team rallied with 6 hits and an intentional walk to score 4 runs to win the game.
Sam Honke got the walk-off single to end the game. Kyle Belich earned the win on the mound coming in for the last three innings allowing no runs, no hits and striking out four batters.
Head Coach Scott Murray is proud of the team’s success over the weekend noting all of the wins were total team efforts with contributions from the entire roster.
The PeeWee AAA Dairy Queen Braves are in action next on June 10th for two games at 10am and 4pm at the Westpark Middle School ball diamonds.