Saturday , 27 November 2021
Riley Feland pitching

U-15 Bonnyville Braves in a good position heading into July

The Bantam Bonnyville Braves were in Millwoods two weekends ago, to face their toughest opponent yet – the blistering sun. Looking for a win against St Paul after losing to them a week prior, Josh Bourbeau took the mound and pitched a lights out game backed by some amazing defensive plays by Riley Feland including a diving catch in the field. Bonnyville was able to even the score with a win of 13-1.

Next the Braves faced the Edmonton Angels with their bats blazing and mound appearances by Riley Feland, Cale Rupp, Brady Cooper and Kaelem Straughan. The Braves took a huge lead in the first inning with Edmonton struggling with their defence. Braves took the win in 5 innings.

On Sunday the Braves took the field against Kitscoty with Carter “Gronk” Goreniuk shining on the mound and Riley Feland coming in to close. The Braves played an all around great game with some good pitching, hitting and defence including a beautiful double play by Josh Bourbeau. Foster Pikowicz stole home on a pass ball to seal the game after 5 innings with a score of 17-7 for the Braves.

Special mention to Logan McMillan, Casey Warawa and Shawn Vallee who strapped on the back catching equipment in the excruciating heat.  In Shawn’s first game catching for the Braves he threw a bomb to second to catch a Kitscoty runner trying to steal.

The Braves now wait for Baseball Alberta to process the results from the first 2 weekends of play to find out what Division they fall into. This likely means some more competitive games ahead and probably some travel a little farther from home but for now the boys can enjoy a little break to enjoy the sun.

About Doug Bassett

As Elk Point's resident sportshound, Doug Bassett has been actively involved in the local sports scene for over 30 years. He's been writing sports reports on local amateur sports starts for 20 years. Down-to-earth honest sports reporting, Doug will bring you updates on the sports that matter the most; your kids! Known for giving every kid on the team a unique nickname and highlighting their attributes, Doug will make sure you're up-to-date with scores, games, and locker room antics!