After having won the provincial title the previous weekend, the Yarmouth Midget AA Gateways team went 1-3 at Atlantics, which were played in Napan, New Brunswick over the Labour Day Weekend.
In their first game the team, representing Nova Scotia, lost 9-3 to Cornwall, P.E.I. Coach Aaron Sweeney said the team played sloppy in its first game and it translated onto the scoreboard. Byron Mullen was Game MVP for the Gateways.
The team’s second game of the tournament was played against St. John’s, Nfld, which Sweeney says ended in a 7-6 heartbreaker loss for the Gateways.
“The Gateways had fought their way back from a 5-2 deficit to take the lead in the 7th inning before some unlucky breaks came back to do us in,” he said. Steven Moore was named Game MVP.
The Gateway’s third contest against Sussex, N.B., was a back and forth affair with lots of great hitting that ended in a 12-9 win for Sussex. Jacob Smith was named Game MVP for the Gateways.
The Gateways’ final game was played against the host Napan, N.B. team, which the Gateways won 7-1. Gateways pitcher Brad Berry only allowed one hit in over five innings and was named Game MVP.
The winning team at Atlantics was the Prince Edward Island provincials team, which beat Newfoundland 4-3 in the championship final.