By Adam Morissette
OTTAWA – It was opening day on the second round of national championship tournaments across the country on Thursday, with opening ceremonies and tight games from coast to coast.
Here are some notable results, and all scores from that opening day.
13U National Championship
North York began the tournament on a good note, representing Ontario with a bang in their opening game of the tournament with a 13-2 win over Manitoba.
The middle of the Ontario lineup helped them to early wins, with the middle of the order each notching three RBI. Josh McGuin, Nicholas D’Aoust and Carson Lumley were the culprits offensively.
Elsewhere, Alberta, Quebec, and British Columbia each opened their tournaments with wins, with other notable performances from Joshua Jones and Emerick Bayard Fournier. They each had four RBI.
Whitby (ON2) 4, Prince Edward Island 11
Manitoba 15, Nova Scotia 3
Saskatchewan 8, Quebec 18
Alberta 7, Repentigny (Host) 4
North York (ON1) 13, Manitoba 2
Repetigny 8, Nova Scotia 11
15U Ray Carter Cup
The tournament, whose namesake is one of the newest inductees into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, opened up on the east coast in Summerside, P.E.I. Thursday.
Both Quebec and Nova Scotia began the tournament with two games on the opening day, taking away wins in both contests. In his two innings on the mound, Tyler Boudreau only allowed one hit and nothing more in Game 1 against Newfoundland and Labrador.
Quebec came back in their second game, edging British Columbia after scoring six of their seven runs in the last three innings of the game for a 7-6 victory.
Nova Scotia 7, Newfoundland and Labrador 2
Quebec 8, Ontario 3
Prince Edward Island 3, British Columbia 7
Nova Scotia 6, Alberta 4
Saskatchewan 5, Manitoba 0
British Columbia 6, Quebec 7
New Brunswick 14, Prince Edward Island 3
21U Women’s Invitational
Four games opened the championship tournament in Stonewall, Manitoba, where two close games finished the day off.
It began with British Columbia losing to Quebec 6-4, where Quebec had three early runs to take an insurmountable lead. A three-hit performance from Marika Lyszczyk wasn’t enough for British Columbia in their first game.
In a similar second game, Nova Scotia came within a run of tying the game in the seventh versus Ontario, but Stephanie Ellis slammed the door shut. She pitched 3 2/3 innings in relief for the victory.
Quebec 14, Nova Scotia 6
Manitoba 5, Ontario 15
British Columbia 4, Quebec 6
Nova Scotia 4, Ontario 5
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick both had impressive starts to their tournament, winning with double-digit runs offensively. Davey Wallace and Anthony McKinley came through with multi-RBI games for Nova Scotia in their 11-1 win over Newfoundland and Labrador.
It was a similar story for New Brunswick in their game – they scored 16 runs to open up against Manitoba. Notably, Dave Barr went 5-for-5 on the day. He already has two homers and eight RBI through one day of the tournament.
Newfoundland and Labrador 1, Nova Scotia 11
Sherwood Park (AB1) 5, Mississauga SW (ON2) 1
Tecumseh (ON1) 1, Red Deer (AB2) 3
Manitoba 4, New Brunswick 16
Sherwood Park (AB1) 5, British Columbia 0
Mississauga SW (ON2) 3, Nova Scotia 0
New Brunswick 10, Victoria (Host) 4
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