Baseball Canada Championships: Semis begin after round robin wrap-up

 Photo Credit: Christian J. Stewart

Photo Credit: Christian J. Stewart

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

OTTAWA – Championship pools are set as round robins came to a screeching halt at the Baseball Canada championships. Individual performances once again highlight a “scoreboard Saturday” that usually features the most action of the weekend.

See for yourself in the recap below.

13U National Championship

No stopping the North York train early on in this tournament, with the Ontario representative going 4-0 in the round robin stage of the tournament. They earn a spot in the semi finals with a win over host Repentigny 15-10.

They scored eight runs in the fourth, and rode big offensive performances from Kyle Mucin and Carson Lumley for the victory.

Scores

Quebec 4, Whitby (ON2) 10

Nova Scotia 7, Alberta 4

Prince Edward Island 5, Saskatchewan 10

North York (ON1) 15, Repentigny (Host) 10

Whitby (ON2) 5, British Columbia 7

Manitoba 6, Alberta 1

15U Ray Carter Cup

There is a logjam at the top of Pool B for the 15U national tournament, with both Alberta and Newfoundland tied at the top of the pool for first with a .500 record of 2-2.

However, Quebec is the decisive winner of the other pool. They hold a perfect 4-0 record. Nicolas Deschamps leads the tournament in average after the round robin, hitting an eye-popping .778 moving into the playoffs.

Scores

New Brunswick 8,  British Columbia 0

Newfoundland and Labrador 11, Saskatchewan 10

Manitoba 8, Nova Scotia 3

Prince Edward Island 1, Quebec 11

Alberta 5, Newfoundland and Labrador 4

Ontario 8, New Brunswick 0

QF: Nova Scotia 1, New Brunswick 4

21U Women’s Invitational

Semifinals are already complete in Stonewall, Man. – with Ontario and Quebec qualifying for the gold medal game.

Ontario blasted B.C. 11-1 in the first semi of the day, scoring three runs in the first and not looking back. It was a similar story in Quebec’s semifinal against Nova Scotia, as they put up a 10-run effort. Most of their scoring came in the first two innings – the team put up a four-spot in both the first and second innings.

Nova Scotia and B.C. will face off for the bronze in advance of the championship game to round out Sunday’s contests.

Scores

Ontario 3, British Columbia 2

Manitoba 3, Nova Scotia 9

SF: British Columbia 1, Ontario 11

SF: Nova Scotia 4, Quebec 10

Men’s Championship

B.C. and New Brunswick continue to be the best in the senior championship on the West Coast – they’re the only teams remaining to hold 4-1 records.

B.C.’s most impressive victory came over Nova Scotia, when they launched 22 runs in a blowout victory. Pitcher Jamie Whitehead allowed one hit in three innings, while Tyler Yorko notched a home run and four RBI.

There are two semifinals on the docket today, featuring those two teams along with both Alberta representatives.

Scores

Mississauga SW (ON2) 12, Newfoundland and Labrador 4

Tecumseh (ON1) 3, Manitoba 2

Nova Scotia 8, Sherwood Park (AB1) 2

Red Deer (AB2) 4, New Brunswick 2

Victoria (Host) 11, Manitoba 7

British Columbia 22, Newfoundland and Labrador 1

Tecumseh (ON1) 3, British Columbia 11

Mississauga SW (ON2) 4, New Brunswick 5

 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.