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Flyers advance to finals of Tier 3 championship

Maverick Price pitching the Flyers to victory Sunday over Crowsnest Pass Panthers.

Jake Hansen pounds out a hit Sunday against Crowsnest Pass Panthers.

The F.P. Walshe Flyers are one win away from the Tier 2 high school baseball championship.
The Flyers won both their games in the rain-delayed tournament at West Winds Stadium to advance to the finals against Maple Creek Red Sox.
The championship game had not been scheduled by The Macleod Gazette’s press deadline.
After winning the Tier 3 championship last season, the Flyers decided to move up to Tier 2 in 2011.
F.P. Walshe hosted the eight-team tournament, which included Taber W.R. Myers, Willow Creek Composite Cobras, Maple Creek, Coaldale Kate Andrews Pride, Eagle Butte Talons, Cardston Cougars and Crowsnest Pass Panthers.
The tournament was to get under way Friday but heavy rain washed out any chance of playing at West Winds Stadium.
When the rain let up Saturday morning Flyers players were at West Winds Stadium bright and early, working hard to get the diamond in shape.
The weather decided the outcome of two opening round games, as W.R. Myers forfeited to Willow Creek Composite, and Eagle Butte forfeited to Cardston.
In one opening round game Maple Creek spanked Kate Andrews 10-1, while in another the Flyers blanked Crowsnest Pass 10-0.
The Flyers got a dominating performance Sunday from pitcher Maverick Price, whose strikeouts accounted for 14 of the 18 Panthers outs in the six-inning game.
“We had great pitching from Mav,” Flyers coach Peter Lavorato said.
Price allowed just two hits in the game, which was called after the top of the sixth inning due to the mercy rule.
Price helped his own cause at the plate as he went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two runs batted in. Price also scored two runs.
Taylor Wolstenholme went 3-for-4 with a double, four RBI nd three runs scored.
Jake Hansen also went 3-for-4, driving in one run and scoring one himself.
Tyler Ammann went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Ryan Cook, Brayden Russell and Skylar Holtz had singles.
With the win, the Flyers advanced to the semifinals against Cardston Cougars.
On Monday, Jake Hansen was a force on the mound and at the plate as the Flyers beat Cardston 7-2.
Hansen fanned 15 batters in six innings on the mound, scattering three hits.
“Jake was untouchable,” Lavorato said.
Hansen also provided all the offence the Flyers would need as he drove in three runs and scored two himself, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple.
Price went 3-for-3 and scored two runs.
Ammann went 1-for-3 and scored a run, Wolstenholme went 1-for-3 with and RBI and two runs scored, and Cook went 1-for-4.
In the other semifinal, Maple Creek shut out Willow Creek Composite 4-0.