Baseball Canada Championships: Flurry of action Thursday to open week two

 Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

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.

Scores

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.

Scores

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.

Scores

Quebec 14, Nova Scotia 6

Manitoba 5, Ontario 15

British Columbia 4, Quebec 6

Nova Scotia 4, Ontario 5

Men’s Championship

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.

Scores

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

 

Keep tabs on all four National Championships this week via Pointstreak!

Websites

DQ® 13U National

15U Ray Carter Cup

21U Women’s Invitational

Men’s National

Streaming

15U Ray Carter Cup

21U Women's Invitational

Adam Morissette

Adam Morissette was born and raised in Ottawa, Ont. where sports were always a big part of his life whether it be baseball, hockey or football, including playing two seasons as centre for coach Pat Sheahan with the Queen's University Golden Gaels in Kingston -- Canada's first capital. Morissette has always have been passionate about baseball and has fond memories of attending Montreal Expos games with his father, Mike, and listening to his recollection of watching baseball in Montreal at Jarry Park and stories about Gary Carter, Rusty Staub and Steve Rodgers. Morissette could often be found in a near empty Lynx Stadium watching Joe Siddall, Bert Heffernan, Curtis Pride and Jamie Carroll soaking in a beautiful summer night at the ballpark. He was a member of the provincial championship Orleans Red Sox Little League teams also played with the Ottawa White Sox for the late Lyle Anderson and Todd Burke in OBA Midget and American Legion play and the Capital City Crushers (NCBL), primarily as a catcher. Has also spent time coaching Little League in Orleans and South Ottawa. He wanted to turn his passion into a career and enrolled in Sport Business Management at Algonquin College in Ottawa in 2007. After working for the Ottawa 67's OHL team as the Ticket Coordinator, Morissette jumped at the opportunity to become the Media and Public Relations Coordinator with Baseball Canada in 2010. He loves watching and reading about pro, college or amateur baseball and is a long-time subscriber to Baseball America. Morissette is thrilled about the idea of writing about baseball and is interested in covering any story that his car -- and time -- will allow him to cover.