Baseball Canada Championships: Four more championships to begin Thursday

 Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

OTTAWA – Six down and five to go!

Four of Baseball Canada’s 11 National Championship tournaments are set to begin on Thursday and run through Sunday, with Repentigny (Que.), Summerside (P.E.I.), Stonewall (Man.) and Victoria (B.C.) playing host.

Here’s a look at what lies ahead!

DQ® 13U National Championships – Repentigny, Québec

Ten of the top 13U teams in the county will be in Repentigny for the DQ® 13U National Championships. Defending champions Brampton did not qualify for the event but Ontario will be well represented with North York and Whitby competing. The four western-most provinces will have representation while clubs representing Atlantic Canada hail from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Host Repentigny will be joined by Team Québec to round out the 10-team field.

15U – Summerside, P.E.I.

For the second consecutive year, Summerside will play host to some of the top 15U talent in Canada who will compete for the Ray Carter Cup. Ontario has had a firm grasp on the gold medal having won the event the past five years and will be represented this year by Vaughan. All 10 provincial associations will be represented in Summerside with host P.E.I. playing their Maritime counterparts, New Brunswick following the opening ceremonies on Thursday.

Follow the action with live streaming HERE.

21U Women’s Invitational – Stonewall, Manitoba

The 21U Women’s Invitational made its debut on the Baseball Canada National Championships program in 2016 and will make a stop in Stonewall, Man., with five teams competing for the gold medal. Québec took the inaugural title in ’16 and they lead the five-team field that includes host Manitoba, B.C., Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Follow the action with live streaming HERE.

Men’s National – Victoria, B.C.

The 49th edition of the Men’s National Championships will see the event head back to the west coast for the first time since 2012 with Victoria, B.C. welcoming 10 participating teams. A home run derby will kick off the festivities on Wednesday with participants mashing balls into the ocean off Ogden Point that will surely be a memorable event. Defending champions Tecumseh (Ont.) are back to defend their title.

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

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.