By Baseball Canada
With Friday’s games having come to a conclusion, teams are left with Saturday’s action to try and give themselves the best opportunity heading into the medal round. Action resumed at the Senior Men Championship despite same rain delays throughout the day while the 13U National Championship and 15U Championship remained right on schedule.
Ontario 3 and Québec 1 lead Pool A at the 13U National Championship in Repentigny, QC both with a perfect 3-0 record. British Columbia sits atop Pool B also with a 3-0 record while the host team Lanaudière trails them with two wins and a loss.
At the 15U Championship in Vaughan, Ont., Québec leads Pool A with a 3-0 record followed by Ontario who sports a 2-0 record. Pool B is led by Manitoba who is undefeated in it four games followed by PEI who is 3-1.
British Columbia leads Pool A at the Senior Men Championship in Chatham, NB with a 2-0 record. They are trailed by host team Chatham who is 2-1 so far. New Brunswick and Québec share the lead in Pool B both with 2-0 records.
A look at the rest of the action on Friday:
13U National Championship
Ontario 9 Saskatchewan 8 – Ontario came back from a 6-0 deficit to top Saskatchewan 9-8. Jaden Hums (Newmarket, Ont.) came home to score twice and picked up two RBIs in the game. Reliever Ethan Pollard (Brampton, Ont.) earned the win allowing only one run on three hits and a walk over three innings on the mound while striking out four.
British Columbia 3 Ontario (ON2) 1 – Starting pitcher Carlin Dick (Abbotsford, BC) pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings allowing four hits and striking out three to earn the win for BC. Carter Clark (Coquitlam, BC) doubled and drove in a run to contribute to BC’s offensive production.
Québec (QC1) 10 Atlantic (PEI) 8 – Cédric De Granpré (Richelieu-Yamaska, Que.) homered at the plate and earned the win on the mound allowing only two hits over 2 1/3 innings. Max Grant (Fredericton, NB) went 3-for-4 with three RBIs for Atlantic in the loss.
Lanaudière 12 Québec (QC2) 7 – Robin Gervais (Lanaudière, Que.) and Nathan Primeau (Laval, Que.) drove in three runs each to lead the host team’s offensive production. Primeau earned the win as well allowing four runs on four hits over five innings of work.
Ontario (ON3) 3 Ontario (ON1) 2 – Jordan Spring (London, Ont.) drove in the tying run on an RBI double in the bottom of the third and came around to score on a single off the bat of Jackson Kotecha (Kitchener, Ont.) to take the lead. Spring tossed two hitless innings to earn the win.
British Columbia 7 Alberta 2 – Jude Hall (Chilliwack, BC) earned the win for BC allowing two runs on four hits and two walks in the start. Hall struck out nine over 5 2/3 innings. Jack Yaremko (Burnaby, BC) drove in two runs in the game.
Québec (QC1) 15 Saskatchewan 1 – Mathis Leclaire (Candiac, Que.) tossed a complete five-inning game allowing only one hit while striking out six to earn the win for Québec. Mathis Poutre (Richelieu-Yamaska, Que.) went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs while scoring twice in the game.
Alberta 9 Saskatchewan 1 – Jack Marlin (Calgary, Alta.) went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple driving in three runs to help Manitoba to the win. Kye Seitz (Okotoks, Alta.) allowed only two hits and three walks striking out nine over 5 1/3 innings while not giving up a single earned run.
PEI 8 Nova Scotia 5 – Gabriel Penalver (Sherwood, PEI) went 2-for-3 and three RBIs leading PEI’s offensive production. Ethan Francis (Misouche, PEI) earned the win allowing three runs on three hits and one walk over four innings on the mound while striking out five.
Manitoba 16 Newfoundland 2 – Matthew Besant (Winnipeg, Man.) tossed 2 2/3 hitless innings allowing only one walk and striking out three to earn the win. Adam Senden (Winnipeg, Man.) went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs while crossing the plate once to contribute to the victory.
Ontario (ON1) 20 Vaughan 3 – Ethan Hammond (Oakville, Ont.) held Vaughan to two hits over 2 2/3 innings striking out three to earn the win. Shunta Koyama doubled driving in two runs and scored three times in the game.
Québec 8 British Columbia 2 – Luis-Armando Gutierrez-Cyr (Montréal, Que.) went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs in the win. Reliever Philippe Breton (Repentigny, Que.) earned the victory for Québec shutting out the opposition over 2 2/3 innings allowing only two hits while striking out two.
Nova Scotia 10 Saskatchewan 0 – Starter Garret Peterson (Hammonds Plains, NS) allowed only three hits over five innings on the mound for Nova Scotia earning the win. Jaden Griffin (Lower Sackville, NS) went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs to help the offensive production.
PEI 12 Newfoundland 6 – Eric Anderson (Charlottetown, PE) went 2-for-2 with four RBIs in the game helping PEI to victory. Gabriel Penalver (Sherwood, PEI) earned the win allowing three runs on seven hits over three innings on the mound.
Vaughan 11 New Brunswick 5 – Connor Goldsmith (Windsor, Ont.) carried Vaughan to victory going 2-for-2 at the plate with three RBIs while striking out six during his five innings on the mound. Josh Tardif (Dieppe, NB) went 3-for-3 with a double driving in two for New Brunswick.
Manitoba 14 Alberta 3 – Martin Gisiger (Winnipeg, Man.) earned the win for Manitoba allowing only two runs on four hits and one walk over three innings on the mound striking out three, Gisiger was impressive at the plate as well going 2-for-3 with an RBI and scoring four times in the game.
Senior Men Championship
New Brunswick 6 Saskatchewan 3 – Aaron Johnson (Sussex, NB) went 3-for-4 with a double and came across to score to help New Brunswick’s offensive production. Jordan Stevenson (New Glasgow, PEI) earned the win allowing three runs on eight hits and two walks over five innings on the mound.
British Columbia 7 Nova Scotia 3 – Chris Head’s (New Waterford, NS) two-run homerun was not enough to match BC’s offense in the loss. Starter Alex Reid (Kamloops, BC) earned the win for BC allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings of work.
Chatham 3 Alberta 0 – Jean-François Neveu (Miramichi, NB) tossed a complete shutout game for Chatham allowing four hits and three walks over seven innings on the mound. Patrick Godin (Moncton, NB) went 2-for-2 and came around to score in the close game.
Ontario 5 Manitoba 1 – Kyle Breitner (Brampton, Ont.) struck out eight over six innings to earn the win allowing one run on three hits and five walks. Mitch Delaney (Lasalle, Ont.) went 2-for-3 and scored once.
Québec 9 Saskatchewan 3 – Jean-Philippe Pouliot-Lapointe (Ste-Thérèse, Que.) and Frédéric Bolduc (Thetford-Mines, Que.) both doubled and drove in two runs in the win. Francis Michel (Victoriaville, Que.) struck out five over five innings allowing three runs in the outing.
Chatham 6 Nova Scotia 5 – Host Chatham won it in extra innings on a squeeze play when Sean Corcoran (Charlottetown, PEI) came around to score. Reliever Jacob Beck (Charlottetown, PEI) earned the win holding Nova Scotia hitless over the last two innings.