Dominic Hambley allowed one hit and no earned runs across three innings en route to co-Player of the Game honours for Team Navy in a 5-5 tie with Team Maroon.
The 17-year-old right-handed pitcher out of Victoria, B.C., struck out two and allowed just one walk, but was ultimately rewarded with a no-decision despite a superb performance.
Dante Wright (Pickering, Ont.) led Team Maroon offensively, finishing 1-for-2 with two RBI.
Maroon received three innings of work from Tyler Boudreau (Middle Sackville, N.S.), who allowed three hits and two earned runs on the day. His two strikeouts matched the two walks allowed.
Elijha Hammill (Oakville, Ont.) singled on a ground ball to open the scoring for Team Navy in the top of the first inning. Stealing second base prior to the RBI single allowed Riley Silva, of Cambridge, Ont.., to record the game’s first run.
Team Navy scored twice in the second to increase their lead to 3-0, beginning with a fielding error by second baseman Josh Niles to score Fall River, N.S., native, Alexis Gravel. A passed ball on account of the catcher, Ben Columbus, of North Vancouver, resulted in Navy’s third scored run of the game.
For a third consecutive inning, Team Navy managed to put at least one run on the board. Hammill was able to steal second and third base before scoring on a fielding error by shortstop Yosuke Fujie (Mission. B.C.), forced by Emilien Pitre’s base hit.
Maroon’s Yohann Dessureault, of Trois-Rivieres, Que., produced a sacrifice fly to score Zachary Laurie (Peterborough, Ont.) and break the shutout performance up to that point. Members of Team Maroon were just beginning to figure out their approach at the plate.
Catcher Tyson Gomm (Mississauga) entered the game during the fifth inning for Team Navy in relief of Matys Gagnon (Lachine, Que.), before hitting an RBI double to make it 5-1.
The sixth inning proved to be pivotal for Team Maroon, as they cut their deficit by three to make it a 5-5 tie ballgame. Wright doubled to score Columbus and Dessureault, before J.J. Dutton, of Toronto, (the other co-Player of the Game) singled to score Wright from second base.
Both teams were held scoreless in the seventh inning and the final score remained 5-apiece.