Aug, 24, 2015
Canada Championships: Three more teams earn gold!
By Baseball Canada
OTTAWA – This week’s three Baseball Canada Championships all came to a close on Sunday with gold medals on the line. Semi-final and final games were played in Repentigny, Que., Vaughan, Ont. and Chatham, NB.
The host team Lanaudière and British Columbia faced off in the final after both winning their semi-final games at the 13U National Championship in Repentigny. Lanaudière took gold topping British Columbia 13-3 while Ontario 3 won the bronze medal game.
Ontario topped Québec 7-4 in Vaughan at the 15U Championship to win the gold medal. PEI won bronze after beating Manitoba 7-5. The medal was PEI’s second at a National Championship in Baseball Canada history.
Ontario topped New Brunswick in the semis and Québec in the finals to win gold at the Seniors in Chatham, NB. British Columbia finished third defeating New Brunswick in the bronze medal game.
13U National Championship
Atlantic (PEI) 6 Alberta 2 – Tanner MacLean (Charlottetown, PEI) struck out six batters over 6 1/3 innings allowing only one run to earn the win for Atlantic. Max Grant (Fredericton, NB) went 4-for-4 with a double and a triple in the game.
Ontario (ON2) 7 Saskatchewan 1 – Rowan Radzinski (Whitby, Ont.) and Jake Bucovetsky (Toronto, Ont.) both homered to contribute to the offense while Cameron Byberg (Whitby, Ont.) held Saskatchewan to four hits over 6 1/3 innings striking out five.
British Columbia 5 Québec (QC1) 0 – Carlin Dick (Abbotsford, BC) put on a very impressive pitching performance striking out 12 over a complete seven innings and limiting Québec to three hits in the win. Carter Clark (Coquitlam, BC) went 2-for-3 with a triple driving in a run.
Lanaudière 9 Ontario (ON3) 3 – William Lacroix (Laval, Que.) went 2-for-3 with a home run driving in two runs in the game. Starter Benjamin Sauve (Lanaudière, Que.) struck out nine over 6 1/3 innings allowing three runs on three hits to earn the win.
Ontario (ON1) 12 Québec (QC2) 11 – Mitchell Bratt’s (Newmarket, Ont.) walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh sealed the deal for Ontario. Bratt went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the game. Starter Ethan Pollard (Brampton, Ont.) struck out six over four innings limiting the opposition to a hit in the outing.
Ontario (ON3) 12 Québec (QC1) 1 – Jordan Spring (London, Ont.) limited Québec to two hits over five innings while striking out eight. Josh Niles went 3-for-3 with three RBIs leading the team’s offensive production in the win.
Lanaudière 13 British Columbia 3 – Benjamin Sauvé (Lanaudière, Que.) went 2-for-3 with two triples driving in three runs and scoring three times to lead the offensive production. Alexis Dubeau (Lanaudière, Que.) tossed a complete five-inning game allowing three runs on six hits while striking out two.
Saskatchewan 9 Alberta 5 – Nathan Halvorsen (Regina, Sask.) went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs while scoring twice in the game. Nolan King (Regina, Sask.) earned the win limiting Alberta to two hits over 2 2/3 innings on the mound and striking out four.
Nova Scotia 1 New Brunswick 0 – Jaden Griffin (Lower Sackville, NS) lasted 6 1/3 scoreless innings on the mound striking out 12 and limiting the opposition to three hits to earn the win. Billy Laurette (Hammonds Plains, NS) was the only player to come across to score in the tight game.
Ontario 6 Manitoba 0 – Ethan Hammond (Oakville, Ont.) was a force to be reckoned with on the mound for Ontario. Hammond struck out 12 over seven shutout innings limiting Manitoba to three hits. Owen Lalonde (Windsor, Ont.) went 2-for-4 with three RBIs in the win.
Québec 13 PEI 1 – Édouard Savoie (St-Eustache, Que.) went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in the game. Luis-Armando Gutierrez-Cyr (Montréal, Que.) earned the win striking out five over 2 1/3 innings allowing a run on two hits and three walks.
Vaughan 9 British Columbia 5 – Adam Raponi (Woodbridge, Ont.) homered in the game going 1-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored. Reliever Max Musyj (Amherstburg, Ont.) earned the win holding BC hitless over two innings.
PEI 7 Manitoba 5 – Conner Jones (Charlottetown, PEI) went the distance in the win striking out 7 in the outing. Chandler Laporte (Cornwall, PEI) went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and one run scored contributing to PEI’s offense.
Ontario 7 Québec 4 – Noah Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) went 2-for-3 driving in four runs for Ontario to lead the offence. Naylor also saw some action on the mound as a reliever tossing two scoreless innings to seal the deal. Starter Ryan Douglas (Georgetown, Ont.) earned the win allowing three runs on three hits and a walk over five innings.
Senior Men Championship
Québec 1 British Columbia 0 – Kevin Tremblay (St-Jean, Que.) went 2-for-3 with a double picking up the team’s only RBI in the win. Steve Green (Acton Vale, Que.) limited BC to two hits striking out five in his 6 1/3 scoreless innings on the mound.
Ontario 12 New Brunswick 2 – Paul Lamantia (Tecumseh, Ont.) went 2-for-3 with a home run driving in five runs to lead the offence. Starter Brandon Lindquist (Tecumseh, Ont.) earned the win allowing two runs over five innings while striking out three.
British Columbia 5 New Brunswick 1 – Dave Hole (Vancouver, BC) went 2-for-3 with a home run in the win. Jake Hein (Langley, BC) took the mound to start and lasted 5 1/3 scoreless innings limiting New Brunswick to 2 hits and picking up a strikeout.
Ontario 4 Québec 1 – Paul Lamantia (Tecumseh, Ont.) and Mitch Delaney (Lasalle, Ont.) both drove in two runs in the game providing the offense for Ontario. Starter Joel Pierce (Windsor, Ont.) earned the win allowing only one run over 5 2/3 innings.
UP NEXT: There’s only one more Baseball Canada Championship to go. The 13U National Atlantic Championship is being held in Yarmouth, NS September 11-13.