“[Halifax head coach Kenneth] Day’s always told us at the beginning of the year that, when a guy gets in scoring position, it shows who you really are,” Abbott said. “You have to bear down and not let him get any further than where they are, and I knew that if we were 1-1 going in later, then it was going to be a rough game because they had more pitching depth than we do.”

Tucker Majetic also reached first base on a hit in the fifth inning, but got tagged out in a rundown on an attempted steal to second base.

The Royals left just one runner - Tevin Tucker - on base.

But in spite of giving up two runs, the Royals’ defense kept them in the ballgame until the end, stranding 10 Halifax base runners.

“Our pitchers worked out of some jams, they really did,” Roberts said. “I thought we played well defensively. It’s just, you have those days when you run into a guy like [Abbott].”

Walton and the Royals’ defense pulled out of trouble in the third inning as the Comets left the bases loaded.

Catcher Justin Starke in the game made two stellar throws to Tevin Tucker to get out one runner attempting to steal second and pick off the other, who was trying to get back to the base.

Tucker and Evan Kozen each caught a lineout in the contest.

Prince George Baseball heads into next season stacked with promise as pitcher Walton, catcher Starke and short stop Tevin Tucker headline the players coming back.

“We broke the ice,” Roberts said, “so we need to step up and try to achieve more next year.”