Women's Invitational: Semi-finals match-ups set

 Photo Credit: Gerry Marentette

Photo Credit: Gerry Marentette

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

OTTAWA - Alberta (3-1) will meet BC (1-3) while Ontario (3-1) will take on Québec (2-2) as the semi final match-ups are set to take place Sunday morning at the Women’s Invitational in Windsor.

The semi final winners will meet for gold at 7 p.m. ET while the bronze medal game will take place at 4 pm E.T.

BC 10 Prospects 5

Kensi Renneberg tossed six innings and gave up just one run on four hits and six walks to earn the win as BC doubled up on the Prospects squad, 10-5. Claire Eccles smoked two doubles and drove in two runs for BC while teammate Marina Deangelis added a pair of RBI. Heather Healey had two hits including a double for the prospects.

Québec 10 Alberta 9

Québec held off a late charge from Alberta and held on for a 10-9 win to hand the Albertans their first loss of the tournament. Arianne Levesque was on the mound for six runs although none of them were earned as she picked up the win after four innings of work. Levesque helped her own cause with a three-hit day and also scored three runs for a Québec squad that registered seven hits. Hayley Lalor led Alberta’s offence with a three-hit game including a double and two RBI.

Ontario 12 Prospects 6

Ontario used 11 first inning runs on five hits and three errors to defeat the prospects by a score of 12-6. Emma Carr was a factor in this one for Ontario with three scoreless innings on the mound to get the win while contributing two hits and driving in three runs at the plate. Ontario’s Autumn Mills had a double and three RBI while Allison Schroder went 4-for-5 with a double and scored two runs for the prospects.

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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.