3 wins each for BC, Ontario at bantams, seniors
* Kevin Mailloux (Tecumseh) had three RBI as Ontario beat Alberta 15-5 and scored three times in an 7-2 win over Alberta ….
By Ryan Morissette
Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick and the host team from Prince George will square off Sunday for the right to play in the championship game that night.
Alberta will play Prince George in the first semi-final, while Ontario will play New Brunswick next. First pitch of the championship game is scheduled for 7pm MT.
The bantam boys tournament will feature the semi-finals and championship game on Sunday. The semi-finals will be played in the morning while the Gold Medal game is scheduled to start at 6:30pm ET. Ontario and BC already have spots in the semis due to their undefeated records.
New Brunswick 6 Nova Scotia 5
Brad Boulter’s (Oromocto) single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Brett Brittany (Frederiction) to give New Brunswick the walk off victory over Nova Scotia. It was a fitting way to end the game as Boulter finished with three hits and two runs scored while Brittany scored three runs of his own. The two combined to score five of New Brunswick’s six runs. Colan McCullough (Kennetcook) showed off his speed with three stolen bases in the loss.
Ontario 13 Québec 0
Ontario scored seven runs in the fifth inning to put the game out of reach and cruised to the five inning victory. Five different players drove in at least two runs while eight different players scored at least one run, led by Ryan Koivu’s (Brampton) three. Cole White (Brampton) threw five solid innings on the mound and also collected two RBIs at the plate.
BC 10 Vaughan 5
BC had three separate three run innings, including one in the seventh inning, which helped them defeat Vaughan by a 10-5 score. Malik Gleason (Surrey) was outstanding both offensively and defensively in this game, picking up is ninth and tenth RBI of the tournament and striking out ten batters on the mound to pick up the win. Matthew Bondy (Windsor) and Demi Orimoloye (Orleans) both hit home runs in the loss.
Alberta 6 Newfoundland and Labrador 5
Alberta started the game off slow by giving up four first inning runs, but managed to chip away at the Newfoundland lead to eventually steal the victory with a 6-5 win. They scored the game-winning run in their last at-bat in the seventh inning off off a Peter Hutzal (Calgary) single that scored Austin Ely (Calgary). Both players finished the game with three hits. Newfoundland starting pitcher Tyler Hennessey (Conception Bay South) pitched well in the loss going six and one-third innings.
Manitoba 9 Québec 4
Three six inning runs from Manitoba to extend their lead to five runs was too much to overcome for Québec as Manitoba won the game. Second baseman Christian Peters (Winnipeg) had three hits and three RBIs in the game to lead the Manitoba offense while Chase Dreger (Oak Bluff) grabbed the win, coming within one out of netting the complete game. Thomas Morissette (Ste-Julie) scored three of his team’s four runs in a losing cause.
PEI 14 Saskatchewan 6
PEI scored early and often to pick up the victory over Saskatchewan. Their 18 hits contributed to scoring 14 runs, and four players had three hits each. Jayden MacLean (Summerside) and Porter Smith (North River) were two of those players, and they also combined to drive in five runs. Kyle Pinksen (Kensington) picked up the win pitching five solid innings, but couldn’t find away to keep Dylan Flasch (Lloydminster) off the base paths as he reached base in all four of his plate appearances.
Manitoba 8 PEI 4
Manitoba took advantage of a PEI teams that played only an hour earlier and defeated them 8-4. Luxon Glor (Winnipeg) stood out offensively for Manitoba going to 2-for-4 with four RBIs. He also started the game on the mound and ended up getting the win. PEI’s first three hitters all ended up with two hits apiece in a losing effort.
Québec 12 Vaughan 0
Québec’s offense came out swinging and could not be stopped in the game. They scored at least one run in every inning in the five inning affair. Olivier Lacharite (Ste-Julie) was a stud offensively, driving in seven runs with his three hits. Oscar Rodriguez (Montréal) was strong on the mound striking out eight and walking none in his five innings of work.
BC 6 New Brunswick 3
BC got out to a six run lead that proved to be too much for New Brunswick to overcome. They made a valiant attempt, but could only come up with three runs. BC got RBIs from four different players, including a pair of solo home runs from Jason Cook (Prince George) and Sean Murphy (Victoria). David Barr (Fredericton) showed some of his power in the game with a home run of his own.
Manitoba 5 Ontario (2) 4
Manitoba won in style with an extra innings walk-off home run from Ryan Boguski (Brandon). Down to their final out of the inning, Boguski hit a 2-2 pitch over the fence to cap off the dramatic win. He also finished the game by driving in four of Manitoba’s five runs. Jordan Townshend (London) took the tough loss, pitching all seven and two-thirds innings.
Prince George 10 Nova Scotia 0
Prince George scored at least one run in every inning to cruise past Nova Scotia 10-0 in a mercy-shortened game. Brandon Hunter (Prince George) put on a show with four hits and also racked up three RBI and two runs scored. Leon Boyd (Abbottsford) was efficient on the mound in five innings of work, striking out six and walking none.
Ontario (1) 15 Alberta 5
Ontario made sure to put the game away as they scored eight runs over the last two innings to come away with the mercy win in five innings. Kevin Mailloux (Tecumseh) and Thomas Grubb (Wheatley) had three RBI each while each Ontario player scored at least one run, including four from lead-off hitter Kris Klassen (Leamington). Byron Whitford (Red Deer) had two hits in the loss.
Alberta 7 BC 2
Alberta got on the board early and then added to their lead as the game carried on to defeat BC by five runs. Dan Chappel (Edmonton) was an offensive leader on the day for his team going 2/2 with two RBI and two runs scored. James Fischer (Sherwood Park) was great on the mound throwing all seven innings and walking none.
Ontario 8 Manitoba 3
Already winning 5-3, Ontario increased their lead to 8-3 with a three run sixth inning to pull away from Manitoba and earn the victory. Kris Klassen (Leamington) did his part in the game driving in three runs with a fourth inning home run, while Kevin Mailloux (Tecumseh) scored three times over the course of the of the seven inning affair. Steve Teno (Lasalle) pitched a complete game to earn the win.
All games at the Western Canada peewee championships were postponed due to rain. Sunday will see the semi-final and championship matches played. Tournament organizers released the following statement. A tie-breaker between the Saskatoon Blue Jays and Saskatoon Cardinals will be played on Zeman Field. A placement game between Bonivital and Winnipeg South. At 1 PM the semi-finals will be played followed by the bronze and gold medal games will then be played.