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Acadia baseball team wraps up busy weekend at bat

Acadia’s Tiernan MacDonald dives back to first base in a race against an incoming pass from the opposing pitcher.
Acadia’s Tiernan MacDonald dives back to first base in a race against an incoming pass from the opposing pitcher.

KENTVILLE - The Acadia Axemen had a busy weekend at bat Sept. 30 to Oct. 1.

The home team hosted UNB for back-to-back games at Memorial Park Sept. 30. New Brunswick clinched an 8-4 win in the first showdown between the two Atlantic conference teams, and edged out Acadia 4-3 in game two.

The Axemen were on the road the following day for doubleheader action against St. FX. The home team narrowly won the battle of the bats on the road Oct. 1, leaving Antigonish with respective 5-4 and 10-9 wins.

With 16 games played as of Oct. 2, the fourth-place Axemen had a regular season record of five wins and 11 losses in the five-team league.

Acadia pitcher Greg Mitchell tests a UNB batter in a Sept. 30 game at Memorial Park in Kentville.
An Acadia batter gets a piece of an incoming fastball tossed by UNB’s pitcher.
Acadia Axeman baseman Mark Matyas stretches for an incoming pass in a race against a UNB batter securing first.
Acadia’s Fulton Logan zeroes in on an incoming pitch.
The Acadia Axemen hosted UNB for two games at Memorial Park in Kentville Sept. 30.

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