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Knights send North Stars home

Havre's season comes to an end with a heartbreaking loss to Medicine Hat at the Northern A District tourney

 

July 28, 2014

Denny

The Havre North Stars fought hard. But in the end, they just didn't have quite enough pitching, or hitting to get over the hump.

The North Stars saw their 2014 American Legion baseball season come to an abrupt end Friday morning in Fort MacLeod, Alberta, as they were eliminated from the Northern A District Tournament by the Medicine Hat Knights. The Knights defeated the North Stars 6-5, one day after Havre lost to Vauxhall in the opening round.

Like they did against the Spurs, the North Stars scored early, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. But Medicine Hat went ahead 2-1 after three innings, and while Havre moved back in front, thanks to a huge performance by first basemen David Denny, the North Stars couldn't quite hold on. Havre, and starting pitcher Dylan Carpenter, were fighting hard, but a three-run fifth inning put the Knights up 5-2. Havre closed the gap with two runs in the seventh inning, but the Knights led 6-4 going to the top of the ninth. The North Sta...



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