BMOC Wk 12: Abram, Lantigua, MacLeod, Manby, Stamp, Vavaroutsos
April 17, 2019
BMOC Week 12
By Matt Betts
Canadian Baseball Network
Another week, more great action. There were some dominant performances by the Canadians in college baseball. Below you can find a wrap of the accomplishments.
Stamp spins no-hitter
Jordan Stamp (Brantford, Ont) threw a no-hitter in a 4-0 Labette win over the Evangel JV’s. Stamp struck out nine along the way to win his fourth game of the year. As if that wasn't enough he worked 2 2/3 innings for Labette in a 12-7 loss to Neosho County. Stamp gave up two hits, one run and struck out three.
MacLeod makes two appearances, no-hits Finger Lakes
There was a second no-hitter tossed by a Canadian last week. It was Jakob MacLeod (Toronto, Ont.) who twirled the gem for Genessee. MacLeod started his week on the mound with an inning of work in his teams 8-5 Game 1 win over Finger Lakes. He didn't allow a hit but gave up an unearned run, while walking three and striking out three. In Game 4, MacLeod was brilliant. He tossed a no-hitter in a 6-0 win. He walked three and struck out seven in the win.
Manby tosses no-hitter for Miles
Keith Manby (White Rock, BC) was magnificent for Miles Community College in their 1-0 win over Bismarck State. He had to be good in the tight contest and he was, throwing a no-hitter. He walked four and struck out ten over the seven innings.
Brash named MAAC Pitcher of the Week
It hasn't been a great season for the Niagara Purple Eagles as they are currently 8-23. Matthew Brash (Kingston, Ont.) did earn one of those eight wins last week when he beat Monmouth 5-0 in Game 2 of their series. Brash tossed a complete game, seven inning shutout. He allowed four hits, walked one and struck out eight to move to 2-5. For his effort in the win he was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Sanford garners attention
People are starting to take notice of Western Kentucky’s Jake Sanford (Dartmouth, NS). Last week he walked four times in an 8-7 win over Belmont before getting his bat going in a series with Marshall. Sanford, who is having a memorable season, had a hit and a RBI in a Game 1 loss. He followed that up with two hits, one being a solo home run, and a walk in an 11-7 Game 2 win. The rubber match was next, which WKU took 16-14. He had three hits, a walk and drove in one. Sanford was recently named as 1-of-40 to the Golden Spikes Midseason Watch List. The award is given to the top amateur player in the United States. On April 1st College Sports Madness named him National Player of the Week. The next day he was named National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association National Hitter of the Week. Then on April 3rd he was named as a Perfect Game Midseason First Team All-American.
Seitz with huge game
Game 3 of Bellevue Community College’s series with Mt. Hood saw Kye Seitz (Okotoks, Alta.) have a game to remember. Seitz hit a two-run, a solo and a three-run home run to lead his team to an 11-10 win. He finished the game 5-for-5. Earlier in the week he had five more hits, four walks and two more RBIs
Vavaroutsos is impressive
Anthony Vavaroutsos (Toronto, Ont.) showcased his offensive side in five games for Shippensburg last week. Vavaroutsos had three, three-hit games and 10 hits total as Shippensburg went 2-3. In a 15-4 Game 2 win over NCAA Division II No. 22 West Chester he launched a two-run and a solo home run, while finishing 3-for-4.
Colby’s Canadians shine bright
Blake Gallagher (Fredricton, NB) did some pitching and hitting for Colby Community College last week. He started by tossing a scoreless inning of relief, allowing a hit and striking out one in an 11-7 loss to McCook. Then in a four-game series with Dodge City he had four hits, two walks and six RBIs in the Colby sweep. He launched a home run and drove in four in a 6-1 Game 4 win. He had two hits in the game. Logan Hofmann (Muenster, Sask.) threw a complete game, seven inning shutout as Colby Community College downed Dodge City 4-0 in Game 1 of their series. Hofmann allowed four hits and struck out 13. Nathan Stark (Medicine Hat, Alta.) was tasked with sealing the sweep in Game 4 and he came through. Stark stymied Dodge City over nine innings. In the complete game he allowed six hits, an unearned run and walked two. He punched out 10 to improve to 4-2.
Abram first to six wins
Look at the Big 12 Conference leaderboard under wins and you’ll see a familiar name. Ben Abram (Georgetown, Ont.) worked six strong innings in Oklahoma’s 10-2 win over Texas Southern. He allowed five hits, a run, walked two and struck out four to move to 6-0 in 2019. Abram was the first of any Big 12 pitcher to win six games.
Williams with home runs
Malik Williams (Toronto, Ont.) homered in Johnson County’s first three games of the week. He finished the week with nine hits, a walk and six RBIs.
Lubinicki hits for Pikeville
Luke Lubinicki (Regina, Sask.) crushed a 3-1 pitch for a grand slam to help propel Pikeville to a 16-3 win over Cincinnati Christian. He finished with two hits in the game. The two teams squared off again, this time with Pikeville coming out on top 14-1 behind a 3-for-4 showing from Lubinicki. The Canadian walked, drove in three and swiped a pair of bases in the victory. Pikeville didn't play as well in their three-game set with the University of the Cumberlands as they were swept and outscored 35-1. Lubinicki had a hit and walked in the opener, a 10-0 loss. Game 2 saw him walk in an 11-0 defeat. He then went 2-for-4 in a 14-1 Game 3 loss
Douglas pair shine in loss
The duo of Finn Kaczmarowski (Vancouver, BC) and Aiden Orsted (Airdrie, Alta.) were solid on the mound for the Douglas College Royals despite losses in Games 3 and 4 of their series with Bellevue. In Game 3, Kaczmarowski allowed one run over seven innings but it was all the opposition needed in a 1-0 win. He surrendered three hits, walked five and struck out six. Orsted lasted five innings in his Game 4 start. He allowed five hits and five unearned runs in a 10-2 loss. The righty walked four and struck out four. Douglas made nine errors in the game.
Piechnick an important piece for Allen County
Over five games played Caleb Piechnick had eight hits and six RBIs for Allen County. In a 14-4 Game 1 win over Coffeyville he went 3-for-4, coming up a home run short of the cycle, and drove in three.
Van Every provides the long relief
Cole Van Every (West Kelowna, BC) worked five innings of relief, giving up five hits and two runs (one earned) for Southwest Baptist in their 11-6 loss to Missouri Southern State. He came on after the started gave up six runs over the games first three innings. The freshman walked two and struck out five.
Gauthier goes all nine in win
Nyack College only needed one pitcher in Game 1 of their series with Concordia and his name was David Gauthier (Mont Sainte-Hilaire, Que.). Gauthier scattered eight hits over the nine innings and allowed four runs (one earned). He also punched out eight in the 13-4 win.
Lantigua slams opposing pitching
John Lantigua (Quebec City, Que.) hit a grand slam in Oklahoma Wesleyan’s 20-3 win over Kansas Wesleyan. He finished the game with three hits and five RBIs. During a 15-4 win over Oklahoma City University he had two hits and was hit by a pitch.. When the week was over Lantigua had went 8-for-20 with a walk, the five RBIs and a 1.029 on-base plus slugging.
Hassall helps Kansas State to upset
Freshman Griffin Hassall (Newmarket, Ont.) got the ball for Kansas State in Game 1 of their series with NCAA Division I No. 14 Texas and delivered five strong innings. Hassall gave up one hit and one run in a 6-4 win. He walked two and struck out one Longhorn hitter. After dropping Game 2, Kansas State took Game 3 to secure the series win.
Keller with nine hits
Griffin Keller (Pilot Butte, Sask.) started off his week with a 4-for-6 game as Rogers State took care of East Central 19-10. In the win Keller hit a solo home run, walked and drove in three, while finishing a triple shy of the cycle. Next up was a three-game set with Arkansas-Fort Smith. Keller collected five hits in the series, including a 3-for-4 Game 2 performance. He walked once and drove in one but they dropped the series 2-1. Roger State is now 22-12 on the season
Wilcox does well for Dodge City
Hayden Wilcox (Victoria, BC) allowed one run over five innings of work in a 9-1 Dodge City win over Otero. He allowed five hits, walked three and struck out four.
O’Rourke K’s 9 in loss, Newman helps shutout Northern State
Reilly O’Rourke (Sydney, NS) gave Minot State a chance to win with 5 2/3 scoreless innings against Wayne State. He allowed four hits, walked two and struck out nine. Unfortunately for the Beavers they dropped the game 1-0. Zach Newman (Miramachi, NB) threw seven scoreless innings to help the Beavers down Northern State 4-0 in Game 2 of their series. Newman allowed three hits, walked two and struck out nine. He is now 3-0 on the campaign.
Latimer leads the lineup
Trinity International’s Matt Latimer (Georgetown, Ont.) was getting the offence going in the leadoff spot. To start he went 2-for-4 with a RBI in a 9-8 win over Saint Ambrose University. His team dropped a rematch the next game by a 16-6 score but Latimer again chipped in two hits going 2-for-2 with a walk. Latimer went 2-for-6 with a RBI in a 24-10 Game 1 win over Indiana University at South Bend. He gathered his fourth, two-hit game of the week in Game 3 by going 2-for-5 with two RBIs in a 7-6 win. That win closed out the sweep.
Toronto trio lead Lake Michigan
Owen Benson (Toronto, Ont.), Aaron Federman (Toronto, Ont.) and Danny Mahoney (Toronto, Ont.) were all on top of their game as they helped Lake Michigan College to a 5-1 week. Benson had 10 hits, walked, drove in three and stole a base in the six games. He went 3-for-3 with a walk in a 15-5 Game 1 win over Glen Oaks. Federman collected six hits, walked twice and drove in five. He too went 3-for-3 in the Game 1 win over Glen Oaks, while also driving in three. Mahoney, meanwhile, had eight hits on the week, walked once and had seven RBIs.
UBC takes 2-of-3 in shortened series
The series between the University of British Columbia and Corban was supposed to be four games but they only got three in. Barry Caine (Surrey, BC) got into both Games 1 and 3. In the opener, a 9-5 loss he worked a scoreless inning, giving up two hits, walking one and striking out. He was given the start in Game 3 and lasted 6 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up his fourth win. Caine allowed one hit, walked four and struck out six. The Thunderbirds finish the regular season 3-4 against Corban over two series.
Cloud County counts on its Canadians
Three Canadians played important parts in Cloud County Community College’s five games. Joseph Karall (St. Albert, Alta), Clayton Loranger (Edmonton, Alta.) and Davis Pratt (Edmonton, Alta.) were solid in a win over Hesston and in three wins in a four-game set against Barton. In Game 2 of Cloud County’s series with Barton it was Joseph Karall (St. Albert, Alta.) who would get the start. He tossed six innings and gave up one run in a 4-3 win. Over the six innings Karall allowed four hits, walked one and struck out three. Loranger chipped in eight hits, walked four times, drove in three and stole two bases. He went 2-for-2 with three walks, his two stolen bases and four runs scored in a 11-6 Game 3 win over Barton. Pratt started his week going 4-for-4 with two RBIs in the 10-3 win over Hesston. He then had five hits in the four games against Barton, including a solo home run in Game 3. He walked once and had two RBIs in the series.
Clarke, Magill perform for Monroe
Dylan Clarke (Milton, Ont.) got the Game 2 assignment for Monroe against Erie Community College. Clarke threw a complete game in an 8-2 win. He allowed seven hits, the two runs and struck out seven. Evan Magill (Ajax, Ont.) hit a home run and drove in three in the first game of the week, a 6-5 win over Mercyhurst North East. The rest of the week he had six hits, a walk and three RBIs. He went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in the 8-2 win over Erie. Games 3 and 4 of that series were cancelled.
Turcotte with a win and a save
It was a successful week for Sam Turcotte (Toronto, Ont.). He got his week started with a scoreless inning of work in Stony Brook’s 9-3 win over Central Connecticut, allowing a hit and striking out two. In a 7-6 Game 1 win over Binghamton in America East Conference action, he picked up the win with two scoreless innings of work. He surrendered a hit and punched out three. It was another two scoreless innings from Turcotte in the finale of the three-game series. Turcotte allowed a hit and struck out four in the 6-3 win. It was his third save of the season.
Mailloux with a complete game effort
Olivier Mailloux (Ville de Quebec, Que.) went all nine innings, giving up eight hits and two runs in Northwestern Ohio’s 7-2 win over the University of Michigan Dearborn. Mailloux walked two and struck out three.
MacLaren has five hits
Over the course of four games last week Cole MacLaren (Morell, PEI) of the University of Pittsburgh had five hits, five walks, two RBIs and a stolen base. The Panthers went 2-2 on the week.
Clarke keeps IU Kokomo offence clicking
Dalton Clarke (Newmarket, Ont.) finished a single short of the cycle in Indiana University Kokomo’s first game of the week. He went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, a triple, a double, a walk, three RBIs and four runs scored in a 13-2 thumping of Indiana Institute of Technology. Clarke followed that stellar performance up with a two-hit game and a stolen base in his teams 4-0 Game 1 win over Midway. He then walked in Game 2. The leadoff spot was where he did all of his damage from.
Weemaels keeps Cabrini in it
Kyran Weemaels (Airdrie, Alta.) allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings against Marymount. He scattered four hits, a pair of walks and struck out four in a 4-3 loss.
Bedard with a pair of two-hit games
Alex Bedard (Levis, Que.) had five hits in three games last week. His first game he went 2-for-4 with a walk, a RBI and he was hit by a pitch in Southwestern Oklahoma State’s 11-7, 10 inning loss to the University of Science and Arts. During an 8-5 Game 1 win over Oklahoma Baptist Bedard had a hit, a walk and a RBI. Game 2 saw him go 2-for-4 with a RBI in a 9-6 win.
Quirion lights offensive fire for Lamar
The first game of the week was one Lamar wants to forget. They were absolutely pummelled 25-2 by the University of Texas San Antonio. Anthony Quirion (Dixville, Que.) had a hit and worked a walk in the loss. Lamar got things turned around in time for a three-game series with Texas A&M Corpus Christi as they swept the Islanders. In Game 1 Quirion went 2-for-4. He hit a solo home run and finished with two more hits in a 7-3 Game 2 win. Lamar earned the sweep and Quirion had a hit in a 10-4 win.
Watamaniuk with some strong play
A three-game series with Evangel University was on the slate for Austin Watamaniuk (Westlock, Alta.) and Benedictine. Game 1 went the way of Benedictine 8-7 in 12 innings and Watamaniuk went 4-for-6 with a walk and a RBI. After collecting a hit and a walk in a 1-0 Game 2 win, he went 3-for-3 with a walk and two stolen bases in a 5-1 series sweeping win.
Savoie, Small play well for NEO
Edouard Savoie (Saint Eustache, Que.) and Tyler Small (Mississauga, Ont.) both had good weeks for Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. Savoie had nine hits, drove in six and stole two bases in a 5-1 week. Small collected eight hits, three walks, three RBIs and two stolen bases. His best game was a 3-for-4 performance in an 8-4 loss to Metropolitan Community College
Dobie, Forgrave help Point Park do well
Point Park went 5-0 on the week and two Canadians helped them do it. Tyler Dobie (Toronto, Ont.) chipped in seven hits, including three, two-hit games. He also walked four times and had five RBIs. Jake Forgrave (Toronto, Ont.) had five hits, walked once and drove in three.
Seginowich key in sweep
The week started for NCAA Division II No. 3 Angelo State with a 16-10 win over St. Edwards. Nick Seginowich (Victoria, BC) had a hit, a stolen base and was hit by a pitch. In a four-game series with Eastern New Mexico, Seginowich had six hits, a walk, a RBI and a stolen base. He had three hits in each of Games 3 and 4.
Machibroda continues strong campaign
Nolan Machibroda (Saskatoon, Sask.) had seven hits in four games for Central Florida College. He also walked three times, had seven RBIs and swiped a base. In a 17-8 win over Seminole State (FL) he went 3-for-5 with a homer, a walk and two RBIs. On the season he is hitting .365 with seven home runs and 63 RBIs.
Cratty gives Galveston offence
It was a four-hit week for Galveston’s Rhys Cratty (Langley, BC). He also walked twice in five games.
Ankerman leads off for Eastern New Mexico
Nicholas Ankerman (Lethbridge, Alta.) lead off all four games of Eastern New Mexico’s series with No. 3 Angelo State. The opener saw Eastern New Mexico drop a 15-2 decision. Ankerman went 2-for-3 with a walk and a RBI in the loss. Game 2 saw him have a hit in an 11-1 loss, while in Game 3 he had a hit and a walk in the 15-2 loss. In the finale Ankerman went 3-for-6 with three RBIs but Eastern New Mexico was swept with a 15-10 loss.
Wilkes with five hits
In a pair of games with Yavapai and a pair with South Mountain, Robbie Wilkes (Regina, Sask.) of Arizona Western chipped in five hits, three walks and a RBI. The Matadors split with Yavapai and dropped both to South Mountain.
Cardoso assists Clarendon in sweep
Two hits and a RBI from Kaiden Cardoso (Abbotsford, BC) helped Clarendon College to an 11-8 Game 1 win over Luna. In Game 2, an 8-7 win, Cardoso went 3-for-5 with a RBI. After a hit, two walks and a RBI in an 18-2 Game 3 win, he had a hit, a walk and a RBI in the finale. Clarendon won that final game 12-3.
Lebreux goes deep twice
Marc Lebreux (Saine Anne, Que.) supplied Seminole State (OK) with solid offensive stats last week. They beat Hutchinson 15-9 with help from two hits, including a home run and six RBIs from Lebreux. He went 2-for-4 in a game 1 loss to Rose State. In Game 2 he went 3-for-4 with another home run and three RBIs. Seminole State won the game 6-1. They won the series with a 9-3 Game 3 win, which Lebreux had a hit in.
Vincelli-Simard, Sacramento State split
Sacramento State lost to Santa Clara and won 2-of-3 against Seattle University last week. Martin Vincelli-Simard (Boisbriand, Que.) had a hit in the loss to Santa Clara. He had a hit and a walk in a 4-2 Game 1 loss to Seattle. His best game came in Game 2, a 9-3 win, when he went 3-for-6. He closed out the series with a hit and three walks in a 6-2 win.
Pearce helps pace McPherson
McCoy Pearce (Kamloops, BC) had five hits in four games for McPherson. Along with the hits he also walked three times and drove in two.
Hofmann goes six
Six hits, three runs (two earned) over six innings was what Jaden Hofmann (Unity, Sask.) gave Merced but they eventually lost to Fresno 11-4. He walked three and struck out eight in the loss.
Billikens beat St. Bonaventure
Jackson Wark (St. Albert, Alta.) gave up one run over six innings as the University of St. Louis beat the Bonnies of St. Bonaventure 4-1. Wark worked around six hits and two walks. He struck out ten to help his effort.
Two appearances for Cherry
Lefty Graeme Cherry (Millarville, Alta.) went 4 1/3 for Minnesota Crookston to start his week. He allowed five hits, three runs (two earned) with a walk and three strikeouts. He took the loss in a 3-0 decision against Augustana. Cherry jumped into the win column in Game 3 of Minnesota Crookston’s series with the University of Mary. He went two scoreless innings and allowed four hits. He struck out one to move his record to an even 2-2.
Christian Lazar (Mississauga, Ont.) picked up a win for Sioux Falls. Lazar went 2 2/3 scoreless innings to earn the victory over Minnesota Duluth. He surrendered three hits and struck out six. The left hander found himself back on the mound in a 4-2 Game 3 loss to Wayne State. He went 3 2/3 scoreless innings in that one. He allowed two hits and struck out four.
Lampreia hits, uses eye and runs
Midway University’s Zac Lampreia (Toronto, Ont.) was a well rounded offensive player last week. Lampreia had seven hits, walked twice, drove in five and stole two bases. He went 3-for-3 with two RBIs in an 8-0 win over Kentucky Christian.
Barclay excellent for Emporia State
Tyrus Barclay (Wyoming, Ont.) blasted a solo home run on a 3-2 count in Emporia State’s 13-6 loss to Newman. He finished the contest going 2-for-2 with two walks. He then went 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs in a 9-3 Game 1 win over Pittsburg State. After his team dropped Game 2, 1-0, he went 2-for-4 in a 7-4 Game 3 loss.
Weirsma gets on base
Look at the boxscores from Youngstown State’s games last week and you should notice Trevor Weirsma all over the place. Weirsma had five hits, walked nine times and drove in a run as his team went 1-4.
Grandmont grabs opponents attention
Shawn Grandmont (Lethbridge, Alta.) was not to be ignored by opposing pitchers. He went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs in Northwest Nazarene’s 11-8 Game 1 win over Concordia. It was a pair of walks and a stolen base in a 4-3 Game 2 win. Over the course of Game 3 he had a hit, was hit by a pitch and stole two bases in the 5-3 win. The Alberta native rounded out his week with a hit, two walks and a stolen base in a 9-6 Game 4 loss.
A lot happened in seven days of the college baseball season last week. There are many reasons to follow along if you enjoy Canadian success stories. Check out the BMOC to find out what happens next.
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