Baseball Canada Championships: Day 1, updated

Aug. 20, 2015

Baseball Canada Championships: Day 1 gets underway

By Baseball Canada

Aug. 20, 2015

Baseball Canada Championships: Day 1 gets underway

By Baseball Canada
Players were able to take the field in Vaughan, ON during the second half of the day on Thursday for some 15U Championship competition. All ten games scheduled for the day were able to be played for the event to remain on schedule going into Friday.

The 13U National Championship in Repentigny, QC had three more game that were played out including a match-up between the host team Lanaudière and Québec (QC1).

At the Senior Men Championship in Chatham, NB, the long awaited first game of the Chatham Ironmen was held at Ironmen field where many were in attendance to cheer on the home team. That game and all other Senior Men games can be watched live online here.

All the action from Day 1:

13U National Championship

Ontario (ON3) 9 Saskatchewan 2 – Aaron Rutherford (London, Ont) and Sam McLaurin (London, Ont.) both went 2-for -3 driving in two runs to help Ontario’s offensive production. Reliever Jacob Bishop (Kitchener, Ont.) earned the win for Ontario shutting out the opposition over 1 2/3 innings.

British Columbia 18 Québec (QC2) 6 – In an impressive offensive performance, Carlin Dick (Abbotsford, BC) homered twice and drove in 5 runs to lead BC to the win. Philip Antoine Donaldson (Outaouais, Que.) homered for Québec but it wasn’t enough to match the opposition.

Lanaudière 10 Alberta 3 – Host team Lanaudière gave home fans something to cheer for in their 10-3 win over Alberta. William Lacroix (Laval, Que.) went 2-for-4 driving in four runs while Benjamin Sauve (Lanaudière, Que) went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run.  

Ontario (ON3) 4 Atlantic (PEI) 1 – Hunter Nurse (St. Thomas, Ont.) and Jackson Kotecha (Kitchener, Ont.) combined for six hitless innings on the mound to lead Ontario to the win. Ontario was held to only two hits in the game including a triple off the bat of Sean McLaurin (London, Ont.), but still managed to edge out Atlantic.

Québec (QC2) 13 Ontario (ON2) 7 – Xavier Lemieux-Morrissette (Outaouais, Que) went 4-for-4 driving in three runs and crossing the plate 3 times himself to lead Québec’s offensive production. Lemieux-Morrissette hit a two-run home run in the fourth that extended their lead to eight. Jérémie St-Amour (Outaouais, Que.) earned the win as a reliever tossing 2 1/3 scoreless innings striking out two.

Québec (QC1) 15 Ontario (ON1) 1 – Cédric De Granpré (Richelieu-Yamaska, Que.) went 2-for-5 with a double and drove in four runs in the game helping Québec to the win. Reliever Zachary Lavigne (Longueil, Que.) earned the win shutting down Ontario over 2 2/3 innings allowing only one hit.

Ontario (ON2) 14 Lanaudière 9 – Nathan Chin (Markham, Ont.) and Justin Murray (Markham, Ont.) both homered in the contest helping Ontario to the win. William Lacroix hit a three-run home run in the top of the first to give the host team an early lead, but it wouldn’t last as Ontario took over with a four-run inning in the fourth.

Senior Men Championship
Nova Scotia 7 Newfoundland 0 – The towering left-hander Cameron Marling (Halifax, NS) tossed six scoreless innings to earn the win for Nova Scotia. Marling allowed only two hits and one walk while striking out four. Jordan Sheperd (North Sydney, NS) went 2 for 3 with an RBI-double to provide some offense for his team in the win.

New Brunswick 3 Manitoba 0 – Brody McDonald (Clyde River, PEI) earned the win shutting out Manitoba over six innings on the mound. Dillion Doucette’s (Peakes, PEI) third inning RBI-double proved to be the difference in the game as it gave his team their first lead that ended up lasting the game.

Québec 1 Ontario 0 – François Lafrenière (St-Jean, Que.) was outstanding in Québec’s win over Ontario striking out 11 of 25 batters over a full seven innings. Lafrenière allowed only two hits and three walks while shutting out Ontario’s offense. Ontario’s starter Rob Nixon’s (North York, Ont.) performance was just as impressive striking out eight and allowing only three hits and two walks. The only run scored in the pitcher’s duel was unearned.

Alberta 4 Newfoundland 0 – Dustin Northcott (Edmonton, Alta.) tossed a complete shutout game for Alberta to earn the win. Northcott allowed only three hits and one walk in the contest while striking out eight. Kerry Boon (Red Deer, Alta.) went 2-for-3 with a double and scored twice.

Manitoba 6 Saskatchewan 3 – JP Willner (Regina, Sask.) and Jace Muggli’s (Saskatoon, Sask.) back to back home runs gave Saskatchewan a 2-1 lead in the top of the second, but didn’t last as Manitoba came back to win it 6-3. Matt Mutcheson (Morden, Man.) recovered after giving up the two long balls and tossed a complete game striking out 10 to earn the win.

British Columbia 8 Chatham 3 – Dave Hole’s (Vancouver, BC) three-run shot in the top of the third proved to be the difference in the game as it extended BC’s lead to five. Shane Kraemer (Chilliwack, BC) earned the win allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk over isx innings.

15U Championship
Manitoba 16 PEI 0 – Manitoba’s offense put up 16 runs over four innings to secure the victory against PEI. Tristan Peters (Winkler, Man) lead the production going 3-for-3 including a triple with two RBIs and scoring three times. Starter Martin Gisiger (Winnipeg, Man.) earned the win despite only facing two batters before leaving the game.

Saskatchewan 10 Newfoundland 4 – The match-up resumed later in the day after a rain delay in Vaughan, Saskatchewan topped Newfoundland by a score of 10-4 in their first game of the tournament.

Alberta 2 Nova Scotia 0 – Alberta’s matchup against Nova Scotia was delayed due to rain as well but resumed later on. Alberta topped Nova Scotia by a score of 2-0.

Ontario 11 British Columbia 3 – Ethan Hammond (Oakville, Ont.) and Ryan Douglas (Georgetown, Ont.) both tripled and drove in two runs in the win for Ontario. Starter Noah Naylor earned the win allowing one run on one hit over two innings while striking out three.

Québec 10 New Brunswick 0 – Québec’s four-run innings in both the fifth and sixth put New Brunswick in a hole too big to climb out of. Starter Luis-Armando Gutierrez-Cyr earned the win tossing three hitless innings for Québec while striking out eight of 13 batters faced.

Nova Scotia 4 Newfoundland 3 – Nova Scotia took the lead by putting up three runs in the bottom of the fifth and held on to win it. Reliever Dyton Blackett (Kentville, NS) earned the win allowing only 1 hit over 2.2 innings while striking out 4.

Manitoba 5 Saskatchewan 4 – Starter Owen Harms (Winnipeg, Man.) earned the win for Manitoba allowing only 1 run on one hits over three innings while striking out 6. Adam Senden (Winnipeg, Man.) went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs to lead his team’s offensive production.

PEI 4 Alberta 2 – Tyson McInnis (Peakes, PEI) went 2-for-3 with a double and a RBI to help his team to the 4-2 win over Alberta. Starter Eric Anderson (Charlottetown, PEI) earned the win allowing one run over three innings while striking out six.

Québec 7 Vaughan 4 – Host Vaughan fell to Québec by a score of 7-4. Québec’s five-run inning in the bottom of the fourth was the difference maker as it gave them the lead that would last the rest of the game. Starter Viktor Bergeron (Terrebonne, Que.) earned the win allowing three runs over 3 2/3 innings while striking out seven.

British Columbia 14 New Brunswick 4 – Matt Collett (Victoria, BC) went 2 for 4 with a double and a triple driving in one run in his team’s win. Noah Doorschot (Victoria, BC) earned the win for BC allowing only two hits over two innings on the mound while striking out three.