The St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School Ravens Boys’ baseball team travelled to the Patenaude Ball Park in Embrun on Fri., June 7, to take on the Russell High School T-Wolves in PRSSAA. The Ravens’ slugger, Blake Madigan (94) gets his bat on this offering sending the ball to right field. The Ravens’ bats were alive in this game as they outscored the T-Wolves 16-4. Moore photo

EMBRUN—The St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School Ravens’ Boys’ baseball team were the host to the final baseball tournament of the PRSSAA season as they welcomed the Russell High School T-Wolves and the VCI Rebels to the Patenaude Ball Park in Embrun on Fri., June 7.

Ravens 5 Rebels 4

In their second game of the day, the Ravens played for the PRSSAA Championship against the Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute Rebels. Both teams had only one loss on the season and there were no playoffs this year due to the late start because of the wet weather so this game was for all the marbles. 

The Rebels jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead scoring a single in the top of the first inning but the Ravens scored a pair in the bottom of the first taking a 2-1 lead into the second inning. The Rebels scored three runs in the top of the second and the Ravens had no answer in the bottom of the second as the Rebels took a 4-2 lead into the third inning. 

The Rebels went three up and three down in the top of the third but the Ravens couldn’t take advantage in the bottom half of the inning, so the Rebels carried the 4-2 lead into the fourth inning. 

The Rebels got their first runner to this base but the Ravens struck out the next three batters in the top of the fourth. The Ravens bats remained silent in the bottom of the fourth so the Rebels still led 4-2 heading into the fifth inning. 

The Ravens’ pitcher, Declan Roberts showed his stuff against the T-Wolves pitching two innings allowing just two hits and striking out two batters. Moore photo

The Rebels threatened to score again in the top of the fifth, but the Ravens’ defence was able to hold the Rebels’ runner at third base. The Ravens took advantage this time scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth taking a 5-4 lead into the sixth inning. 

The Ravens’ pitcher struck out three of the next four Rebel batters in the top of the sixth. The Ravens loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth inning but were unable to cash them but fortunately for the Ravens the time limit expired and they took the game 5-4 winning the PRSSAA Championship. 

Scoring the runs for the Ravens were Blake Madigan and Aidan Flegg with two each and Aidan Harps scored a single.

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The St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School Ravens Boys’ baseball team travelled to the Patenaude Ball Park in Embrun on Fri., June 7, for their final three team tournament of the season in PRSSAA. In their first game of the day, the Ravens took on the Russell High School T-Wolves. 

The Ravens went into the day with just one loss on the season and sat in a two-way tie with the Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute Rebels who they played later in the day. 

The T-Wolves scored a single run in the top of the first inning but the Ravens answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first taking a 2-1 lead into the second inning. 

The T-Wolves went three up and three down in the top the second and the Ravens made them pay, scoring four runs in the bottom of the second taking a 6-1 lead into the third inning. The T-Wolves got five batters to the plate in the top of the third but were unable to cash in, leaving two runners on board. 

The Ravens added a single in the bottom of the third taking a 7-1 lead. The T-Wolves battled back with three runs in the top of the fourth inning to close the gap to 7-4. The Ravens put the game on ice scoring nine runs in the bottom of the fourth taking the game 16-4. 

Scoring for the Ravens were Aidan Harps with three runs, Brock Ballantyne, Logan de Verteuil, Riley Marchessault, Declan Roberts and Jaiden Longval with two each and Blake Madigan, Joe James, and Andrew Purcell scoring singles.

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