Baseball Canada Championships: Walk-offs, night games, and more highlight Day 2

 Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

April 18, 2017

By Michael Nellis

Baseball Canada

Two days are now complete, with the standings beginning to take shape in the round robin stages of the four Baseball Canada championship tournaments underway.

Action began early once again on Friday, with a few Thursday games being made up thanks to inclement weather. Take a look at results, standings, and more below.

18U Championship

Quebec and the host London Badgers are emerging as early favourites in London, Ont. at the 18U tournament. Both teams are 3-0 through Day 2, with two wins coming today.

London began the tournament with a win over Saskatchewan Thursday, and handed Prince Edward Island their first loss of the tournament with a victory Friday morning. They then beat Nova Scotia 3-0. Brendan Johnston and Morgan Palmer combined on the mound for the shutout victory.

It has been a team effort for London, who did not have a player with more than one RBI in either of their Friday wins.

Scores

Alberta 5, New Brunswick 7

British Columbia 3, Ontario 5

London (Host) 7, Prince Edward Island 3

Newfoundland and Labrador 0, Saskatchewan 2

Nova Scotia 1, Manitoba 5

New Brunswick 8, British Columbia 9

Quebec 7, Alberta 4

London (Host) 3, Nova Scotia 0

Newfoundland and Labrador 4, Manitoba 5

Prince Edward Island 5, Saskatchewan 6

Quebec 12, Ontario 2

13U Western Championship

High-scoring games were the name of the 13U championship in Spruce Grove, Alta., with Sask Five (SK2) opening the day versus North Winnipeg (MB1), winning 15-9. Ethan Campbell notched four RBI for Sask Five, bringing his total up to six on the tournament.

The notable high scores continued – North Winnipeg combined with St. Albert to score 43 runs in their 23-20 victory in game two. There were only three innings where one of these teams did not score runs.

Scores

Sask Five 15, North Winnipeg 9

St. Albert 6, Camrose 7

Parkland (Host) 4, Regina 9

Carillon 0, Abbotsford 10

Sask Five 5, Camrose 16

North Winnipeg 23, St. Albert 20

Abbotsford 17, Parkland (Host) 1

Carillon 1, Regina 5

16U Girls Championship

Parity is the name of the game at the 16U girls championships – at this point of the tournament, every team participating has lost at least one game, with the exception of Quebec.

Katie Hagan (PEI) and Kaitlyn Ross (Alberta) are impressing offensively to begin the tournament, notching seven RBI each for their respective teams.

Scores

Alberta 5, Nova Scotia 6

Ontario 18, Newfoundland and Labrador 0

British Columbia 1, Manitoba 2

Vaughan (Host) 10, Saskatchewan 14

Nova Scotia 21, Prince Edward Island 10

Newfoundland and Labrador 0, Alberta 17

British Columbia 17, Vaughan (Host) 5

Quebec 19, Manitoba 0

Alberta 11, Ontario 0

21U Championship

Gatineau (Host) has proven to be resilient early in the tournament, winning their first game of Friday over Manitoba 4-2.

Elsewhere in the tournament, Both Quebec and Windsor (ON1) remained near the top of their divisions, posting wins on the second day of the tournament. Quebec’s Francis Desilets remains in a tie for the tournament RBI lead at six. He is knotted with Kyle Pinksen of Prince Edward Island.

Gatineau then engaged in a late game at Parc Sancartier, where rain forced the first pitch back to 11:30 p.m. It was a nail-biter, with Windsor riding an RBI from Colin Robinson in the sixth to win 6-5.

Scores

St. Thomas (ON2) 5, Prince Edward Island 4

Windsor (ON1) 11, Newfoundland and Labrador 2

Manitoba 2, Gatineau (Host) 4

Saskatchewan 14, St. Thomas (ON2) 2

Quebec 13, Nova Scotia 6

New Brunswick 8, Manitoba 0

Windsor (ON1) 6, Gatineau 5

Tournament links

18U Championship

13U Western Championship

16U Girls Championship

21U Championship

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.