Baseball Canada Championships: Medals awarded at Week 2 championships

 Photo Credit: Christian J. Stewart

Photo Credit: Christian J. Stewart

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

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.

Scores

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.

Scores

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.

Scores

Bronze: British Columbia 5, Nova Scotia 6

Gold: Quebec 14, Ontario 16

Men’s Championship

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.

Scores

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!

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.