By Adam Morissette
OTTAWA – Champions were crowned once again at the Baseball Canada Championships, with the better part of medal round games taking place nationwide at the four different tournaments on Sunday.
Check the recap to see who ended up on the Canadian baseball thrown.
13U National Championship
A tight semifinal began the final rounds of the 13U championship, with Saskatchewan edging Manitoba in the first game of the extra rounds 7-6. They scored three runs in the final two innings of the game to qualify for the gold medal rounds.
Undefeated North York went into the second semifinal and came out with a 6-3 victory, moving out to an early four-run lead and they wouldn’t look back. Carson Lumley had another strong offensive showing in the game, notching three RBI.
North York then cruised to a gold medal win 8-0 in the final game, completing their spotless tournament.
SF: Quebec 3, North York (ON1) 6
SF: Manitoba 6, Saskatchewan 7
Bronze: Quebec 9, Manitoba 6
Gold: North York (ON1) 8, Saskatchewan 0
15U Ray Carter Cup
A high-scoring semifinal opened up the final rounds in Summerside, P.E.I., with a 11-9 victory for Quebec over Saskatchewan. It was a four-run inning in the fifth that was the difference that began with a Cedric DeGrandpre home run, putting Quebec’s representative into the 15U final.
After New Brunswick blasted Ontario 9-1 in the other semifinal, the Championship was set in a regional battle between Quebec and New Brunswick.
Quebec opened the scoring in the bottom of the first on a Jean-Christophe Masson home run. That was the only runs Quebec would score, and all they needed to secure the gold medal with a 2-1 win in the final.
SF: Saskatchewan 9, Quebec 11
SF: New Brunswick 13, Nova Scotia 4
Bronze: Ontario 4, Saskatchewan 8
Gold: New Brunswick 1, Quebec 2
21U Women’s Invitational
The gold medal game had already been set yesterday, so the medal games were the only two on the docket. However, the contest provided no shortage of action for the day with 30 runs being scored between Quebec and Ontario.
The final score was 16-14 with Ontario taking gold off three runs in the sixth. Julia Jodouin led the way with three RBI.
Bronze: British Columbia 5, Nova Scotia 6
Gold: Quebec 14, Ontario 16
British Columbia took gold in the senior championship, downing Red Deer in the semi and New Brunswick in the final game 5-3.
New Brunswick rallied in the final for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning – but it wasn’t enough as they fell 5-3. James Zamko and Scott Webster each had clutch hits to help BC to the win.
SF: British Columbia 7, Red Deer (AB2) 1
SF: New Brunswick 7, Sherwood Park (AB1) 5
Bronze: Sherwood Park (AB1) 8, Red Deer (AB2) 9
Gold: British Columbia 5, New Brunswick 3
Keep tabs on all four National Championships this week via Pointstreak!