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2009 National Championships: pitchers reign supreme

OTTAWA – The first three games are completed on day three of the Midget National Championship in Fredericton, New Brunswick and if the early games are any indication, pitching will lead the way.

British Columbia’s Jamie Head (Maple Ridge, BC) threw a complete game, one-hitter to earn a 5-0 shutout victory over Ontario (Tecumseh). He allowed two walks, along with the one hit and struck out four.

Brody Coulter (Victoria, BC) led the way offensively, going 3-for-4 with a run scored. Willy Clark (Vancouver, BC) also got a pair of hits and scored a run, while Sheldon Sinnott (Richmond, BC) drove in a pair of runs on a two-run double.

In other action, Pat Lytwynec (London, ON) threw six solid innings, allowing one run on three hits and a walk while fanning seven to earn the win in a 5-2 Ontario (London) victory over Manitoba.

Lytwynec also contributed offensively, going 2-for-3 at the plate with a run scored. Cameron Firth (London, ON) came in to score twice in the game, going 2-for-4 with a double.

Paul Schaak (Winkler, MB) took the loss in a complete game effort. He allowed all five runs, two of them earned, on seven hits and a walk while striking out five.

Finally, it was a high scoring affair between Alberta and Saskatchewan, with Saskatchewan coming out on top by a score of 11-7.

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