The 2022 Canada Summer Games baseball competition is underway in Niagara at the two official venues in Welland Stadium in Welland, and Oakes Park in Niagara Falls!
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Day 6 Recap
Saskatchewan 6 - 5 British Columbia (Welland Stadium)
Saskatchewan locks a spot on the podium at the Canada Summer Games beating British Columbia 6-5 in the Bronze Medal Game of the competition. These two provinces went back and forth with Sask ultimately going ahead in the top of the seventh. BC will do their best to try to complete the comeback, scoring one run in the bottom half of the inning but falling just short of the comeback.
Saskatchewan's offence was led by their leadoff hitter Oakland Flodell (Clavet, SK) who continued to tear it up at the dish where he had a perfect 1-for-1 day with a pair of walks and a pair of runs batted in. Cory Wouters (Saskatoon, SK) had the winning RBI double in the top of the seventh to add a star to his 2-for-4 performance. British Columbia's Robert Orr (Vancouver, BC) tried to spoil the Sask party with a double of his own in the bottom half of the seventh to put BC one run short of the comeback. Adam Korte (Muenster, SK) will ultimately close the actions getting Lucas Laukkanen (Nanaimo, BC) to ground out to the short stop to finish his his perfect seventh inning of work, striking one batter in the process.
Nova Scotia 3 - 6 Québec (Welland Stadium)
Québec claims the last placement game of the competition beating Nova Scotia 6-3. With the win Québec secures fifth place and pushes down Nova Scotia to the sixth spot in the final standings of this edition of the Canada Summer Games.
Justin Anctil (Mirabel, QC) led Québec's offence with a 1-for-3 performance, driving in two big runs for his team. Esteban Dessureault (Trois-Riviére, QC) and Anthony Lucas Desparois (Montreal, QC) both collected a hit and an RBI to aid a big bounceback win for Team Québec. Ian-Olivier Beaulieu (Laval, QC) was the most notable from the five different pitchers used by QC in this game, woking three solid frames of one earned run in two hits, but striking out eight hitters in the process. Benito Bonilla (Halifax, NS) put up a strong offensive showing for Team Nova Scotia, driving in all three runs for his side over his perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate.
Day 5 Recap
Ontario 22 - 4 Saskatchewan (Welland Stadium)
The last Semi-Final game was a wild one where Ontario crossed the plate 22 times to break, yet another Canada Summer Game record for the most runs scored by a team in a single game. The record was last set by Team Nova Scotia in 2013 where they scored 16 runs. This particular record however was broken a couple of times during the 2022 competition, as Team Alberta broke the record first in their 17-7 victory over Newfoundland on the second day of the competition. Only to have Team BC surpass their mark with a 18-8 win over Nova Scotia. Now Ontario holds the top spot in the history books with their impressive 22 run performance.
Lucas Alberti (Toronto, ON) had himself a night at the plate, sparking things up for the Ontario offence at the top of the lineup. He finishes the night with three hits in four at bats, driving in three and scoring four runs for his club. Preston Barr (St. Joachim, ON) had an incredible day at the diamond, putting up a spectacular offensive performance after carrying the Team's pitching staff in the quarter final game earlier in day five of the competition. He collected six RBIs and scored three runs in his 4-for-5 performance at the dish. Preston also breaks the record for most RBIs in a single game with six, and now sits at 13 overall for the tournament surpassing Eric Hartman's (St. Albert, AB) mark from Team Alberta.
These two will battle in the Gold Medal Game as Team Ontario moves on to face Team Alberta to determine the 2022 Canada Summer Games Champion in the final day competition. Saskatchewan will try to bounce back as they will face Team British Columbia in the Bronze Medal Game.
Alberta 4 - 0 British Columbia (Welland Stadium)
The first Semi Final game of this 2022 Canada Summer Games did not disappoint as Michael Yusypchuk (Edmonton, AB) no-hits one of the most powerful offences in British Columbia. The right hander dominated the BC bats over his seven inning performance allowing no hits and only one walk while striking out seven as he flirts with perfection on the biggest game of the tournament for Team Alberta.
Nathan Flewelling (Innisfaill, AB) came up clutch, smashing a 3-run triple over his 1-for-3 performance at the dish. Matt Murray (Red Deer, AB) drove in the only other run for Team Alberta in his 2-for-3 evening at the plate. The British Columbia offence could not get on the board despite a strong outing from their starter, who kept BC in the game for the full seven innings. Noah Bourgeois (Surrey, BC) stroke out nine over his seven innings but was responsible for three of the four Alberta runs.
With the win Team Alberta punches their ticket to the Gold Medal Game at the Canada Summer Games with plenty of momentum as the stage gets set for an incredible finish in Niagara. The loss bumps British Columbia to the Bronze medal game as they will try to bounce back and secure a spot in the podium as the baseball competition culminates.
New Brunswick 2 - 10 Manitoba (Welland Stadium)
Manitoba cruised to a 10-2 victory over New Brunswick despite giving up the early lead. Team NB got on the board early thanks to a Michael Losier (Dieppe, NB) RBI single in top half of the first. Manitoba's starter took over after that over his five-inning performance. Jaxon MacDonald's (MacGregor, MB) complete line features the one earned run in four hits and three walks while fanning one.
Nixon Carriere (Winnipeg, MB) had himself a day at the plate, driving in four runs over his 2-for-3 performance also scoring a run of his own. Rylan Slatcher (Stonewall, MB) was also clutch for the Manitoba offence collecting three RBIs over his 1-for-3 performance. Demitri Shakotko (Fredericton, NB) smashed a double in three at bats, scoring the only other run for Team New Brunswick as they drop their last game of the tournament.
With the win Manitoba locks the seventh place in the competition and pushes New Brunswick to the eight spot on the final standings of this edition of the Canada Summer Games.
Newfoundland & Labrador 0 - 10 Prince Edward Island (Oakes Park)
Everything was working on this one for the Prince Edward Island squad as they combine for a 10-0 shutout victory against Newfoundland & Labrador. Tyler Jenkins-Gaudet (Cornwall, PE) and Ethan Smith (Stratford, PE) combined for the shutout as PE's starter worked five and a third innings of eight strikeouts, setting the stage for a quick two out save for Smith who stroke both batters out to finish off the one hit shutout for Team PEI.
The Prince Edward Island offence exploded in the bottom of the fifth, scoring six runs thanks to some walks, defensive miscues and two timely hits that allowed them to pull away on this one. On the Newfoundland side Braedan Walsh (St. John's, NL) had the only hit for his team offensively as they drop their last game of the tournament.
With the win Prince Edward Island secures the ninth spot in the competition and pushing Newfoundland to the tenth spot in the final standings.
Ontario 2 - 0 Québec (Welland Stadium)
The first quarter final match-up of the 2022 Canada Summer Games featured a pitching duel between Elliot Cadieux-Lanoue (Saint-Pie, QC) from Team Québec and Preston Barr (St. Joachim, ON) from Team Ontario. Team O's right hander worked six full frames of three hits and no earned runs while striking out four and issuing a pair of free passes. Québec's left hander wasn't far off, as he worked six full frames of two hits and five strikeouts but was tagged with two earned runs.
Veer Wahdwani (Grimsby, ON) was responsible for Ontario's two runs thanks to a clutch triple on the top of the sixth that scored Brodie Peart (LaSalle, ON) and Calvin Warrillow (Toronto, ON). That's all the offence his squad will need on this one, as Carson Tehan came in and worked a perfect seventh inning to shut the Quebec bats.
Ontario moves on to the Semi-Finals where they will face Team Saskatchewan later this same evening to determine one of the two teams that will play for gold at the Canada Summer Games. As for Team Québec, they are far from done, as they switch gears and get ready to play Nova Scotia to determine the fifth and sixth place in the competition.
Day 4 Recap
Nova Scotia 4 - 14 Ontario (Welland Stadium)
Ontario's big bats cruise to a 14-4 victory over Nova Scotia in the final round robin game of the tournament at Welland Stadium.
Veer Wadhwani (Grimsby, ON) had a monster night at the plate with a perfect 4-for-4 performance, producing an RBI and scoring three runs of his own. Lucas Alberti (Toronto, ON), Brendan Lawson (Toronto, ON) and Preston Barr (St. Joachim, ON) all had multi-hit performances combining for nine RBIs in seven hits to set the tone at the top of the lineup for Team O's offence. Sam MacLaughlin (Brampton, ON) was the starter for Ontario working the full six innings of play, allowing four runs in five hits while striking out eight batters. Nova Scotia put up a fight in the late innings but couldn't recover from the big deficit. Mitch Doucette (Dartmouth, NS) led the Nova Scotia offence with two hits a run batted in, and a run scored. Seth MacPherson (Bible Hill, NS) drove in two out of the four Nova Scotia runs over his 1-for-3 performance.
Manitoba 15 - 4 Alberta (Oakes Park)
Manitoba takes the lead with a monster 10-run fifth inning to take their last game of round robin play against the undefeated Team Alberta.
Manitoba's offence was led by Cody Gunderson (St. Malo, MB) who had a monster 4-RBI night, collecting two hits over his three at bats and scoring one run of his own. Hugh Montgomery (Winnipeg, MB) also had a big production offensively, driving in three runs and scoring a pair over his two at bats. Tyson Vassart (La Salle, MB) had himself a perfect night at the plate going 2-for-2 with a walk, two RBIs and a pair of runs scored. Ethan Giesbrecht (Altona, MB) was the starting pitcher for Toba working the full five innings allowing four earned while striking out seven. Kaidan Baron (Sprucegrove, AB) did his best to spark Alberta's offence with a 1-for-2 performance while collecting a pair of RBIs. Nathan Flewelling (Innisfail, AB) scored a pair of runs for his squad over his 1-for-3 night at the dish as they Team Alberta drops their first game of the tournament.
Saskatchewan 0 - 10 British Columbia (Welland Stadium)
British Columbia's pitching staff shuts the door on the scorching hot Saskatchewan offence in a 10-0 win in the last game of round robin play for these two provinces. The win crowns British Columbia at the top of their pool, punching their ticket to the quarter final game against Team Alberta.
Will Anderson (Delta, BC) and Matthew MacDonald (Kamloops, BC) combined for the four hit shoutout against Saskatchewan each collecting three punchouts while only walking one batter. Sam Shaw (Victoria, BC) had a productive day at the plate driving in two runs and scoring one over his three at bats. Kenny Scott (Delta, BC) had himself a perfect game offensively going 1-for-1 with a pair of walks and driving in a pair. Cory Wouters (Saskatoon, SK) had a solid day at the plate for Team Sask collecting two hits in three at bats. Callum Hollinger (Carnduff, SK) had a perfect 2-for-2 night at the dish as well, as Saskatchewan fails to break through the strong pitching performance by BC.
Prince Edward Island 1 - 11 New Brunswick (Oakes Park)
Four RBI day for Demitri Shakotko (Fredericton, NB) brings victory for New Brunswick over Prince Edward Island. Shakotko drove all four runs on a grand slam home run in the bottom of the fifth as part of his 3-for-3 performance.
Jack Baxter (Saint John, NB) was the starter for New Brunswick working a magnificent outing of six frames allowing only one earned run while fanning out three. Michael Losier (Dieppe, NB) contributed to his team's offensive effort collecting one hit in two at bats, driving in two and scoring a pair as well. Cayle Coffin (Pisquid, PE) and Cody McCormack (Richmond, PE) both had a perfect day at the plate for Prince Edward Island going 2-for-2 and 1-for-1 respectively, each with a free pass.
Newfoundland & Labrador 0 - 7 Québec (Welland Stadium)
Québec pitching staff combines for a 3-hit shutout to win big in their last round robin game against Newfoundland & Labrador.
William Brossard (Val-des-Monts, QC) and Marek Lalonde (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) toed the mound for Team Québec working five and two innings respectively, each of them striking out five Newfoundland hitters. Justin Anctil (Mirabel, QC) had a pair of RBIs for his squad scoring one as well over his three at bats. Loic Massé (Lévis, QC)) was a spark at the top of the lineup collecting a hit and two RBIs, also scoring one in his four at bats. On the other side of the foul line, Newfoundland's Cameron Pennell (St. John's, NL) and Thomas Hancock (Massey Drive, NL) both collected a hit in three at bats as NL offence could not get on the board against their opponents on this one. Jaida Lee (St. John's, NL) made her second appearance of the tournament, retiring the only batter she faced on three pitches.
Day 3 Recap
Ontario 6 - 7 British Columbia (Oakes Park)
Two power houses meet in a decisive round robin game as British Columbia bests Ontario by one in a close affair to close the actions at Oakes Park.
Lucas Laukkanen (Nanaimo, BC) led Team BC's offensive output collecting a pair of hits in the leadoff spot while scoring one and driving in one. Sam Shaw (Victoria, BC) continues to spark his team offensively going 1-for-3 and scoring a run on this one. Dioscoro Gama (Maple Ridge, BC) also went 1-for-3 on this one driving in a pair of run for his club. Noah Del Rosario (Surrey, BC) came in to close the actions in the seventh, working a perfect inning while fanning out two hitters in the process. On the other side of the foul line, Brendan Lawson (Toronto, ON) continues to tear the competition collecting two hits in three at bats while scoring two runs for Team O. Brodie Peart (LaSalle, ON) also had a pair of hits added to a pair of RBIs in his three at bats as Ontario falls short of an intense finale at Oakes Park.
Nova Scotia 7 - 15 Saskatchewan (Welland Stadium)
Saskatchewan's offence had a hot start and a strong finish scoring big on both the first inning and the sixth for the convincing win against Nova Scotia.
Carter Beck (Carnduff, SK) came up clutch for his team driving in three runs and scoring two on a 2-for-4 performance. Callum Hollinger (Carnduff, SK) had himself a perfect gsme at the dish, collecting two hits in two and reaching base all three times he came up to the plate. Evan Deringer (Regina, SK) also had a good day at the dish going 3-for-2 driving in a pair and scoring a pair. Jonah Kuntz (Regina, SK) closed the actions for Team Sask working a perfect frame and striking out one batter. Seth MacPherson (Bible Hill, NB) and Nick Murray (Dartmouth, NS) both went 2-for-4 as Nova Scotia couldn't catch up on this final game of day three of the competition.
Newfoundland & Labrado 9 - 7 New Brunswick (Oakes Park)
Despite an early 5-run deficit, New Brunswick almost comes all the way back, eventually falling 9-7 to Newfoundland & Labrador.
Hudson White (St. John's, NL) and Ethan Carter (Paradise, NL) led their team's offence both collecting one hit and driving in two and three respectively. Braedan Walsh (St. John's, NL) was also a spark in the leadoff spot for Team NL going 2-FOR-4 while driving in one and scoring one. Brady Sheppard (Lark Harbour, NL) was the starter for Newfoundland working the complete seven innings, allowing only two earned runs on eight hits. Connor Sheasgreen (Miramichi, NB) did his part on this one for Team New Brunswick collecting a hit in three at bats, driving in three and scoring one run of his own. New Brunswick brought the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh after already scoring a run in the inning before Sheasgreen got out on a deep fly ball to left field to end the game.
Manitoba 4 - 0 Prince Edward Island (Welland Stadium)
Manitoba captures an early lead to defeat Prince Edward Island 4-0. Team Manitoba produced a single run in the first, fourth, fifth and seventh inning to secure this well played game bewteen these two provinces.
Manitoba got the offence going right away on this game scoring one run in the first inning thanks to a RBI triple by Cody Gunderson (St. Malo, MB). He was also responsible for Manitoba's third run of the game off an RBI single in the fifth inning. The offence was backed up by strong performances from Tyler Robertson (Boissevain, MB) and Jack Lussier (Winnipeg, MB) who combined for a seven inning shutout, punching out four and three batters respectively. Prince Edward Island put up a good fight, matching Toba in hits despite having nothing to show for on the scoreboard.
Québec 1 - 6 Alberta (Oakes Park)
Alberta bests Québec in a battle of undefeated provinces at the Canada Summer Games with a convincing 6-1 performance.
Eric Hartman (St. Albert, AB) led his clubb offence with his second 4-RBI game of the tournament. Hartman smashed a grand slam home run in the bottom of the secong to where Alberta would score all six runs of the game. They were backed up by a strong performance on the mound by Jaxon Zanolli (Olds, AB) who worked six complete frames allowing only one run in three hits, while striking out six. The only run for Team Québec would come in the fourth inning off a Justin Anctil (Mirabel, QC) RBI single.
With his back-to-back 4-RBI performances Eric Hartman ties 12 other players at the top of the leaderboard for the Canada Summer Games single game RBI record. More impresively, he also becomes the new Canada Summer Games RBI king, surpassing the record for total runs batted in the entire tournament. A record that was previously set by Kevin Mailloux (Team ON) in 2005 with a total of 10 RBIs. Hartman currently sits at 12 RBIs for the tournament with plenty of round robin play left in the schedule.
British Columbia 18 - 8 Nova Scotia (Welland Stadium)
Nova Scotia drops game to British Columbia on a late offensive outburst. This high scoring affair totaled a combined 20 hits between the two provinces for a total output of 26 runs in the game.
Eight of the nine playersn on Team BC collected at least one hit and one RBI as they combine for 13 hits and 18 runs. Sam Shaw (Victoria, BC) got things started for BC taking the first pitch he saw in the game deep into right field for a two run shot. Angelo Franco (Burnaby, BC) and Zach Cavanagh (Chilliwack, BC) both went 2-FOR-4 on a strong offensive showing by BC. Aiden Henderson (Chilliwack, BC) was the winning pitcher of record working five and two thirds allowing four earned runs on seven hits while striking out nine. Lane George (Belnan, NS) and Connor Creelman (Hubley, NS) both had a multi-hit game to boost the Nova Scotia's offence. Mitch Doucette (Dartmouth, NS) produced a pair of runs for his club as part of a 1-FOR-3 performance at the dish.
Ontario 4 - 5 Saskatchewan (Oakes Park)
Saskatchewan claims the late lead to defeat Ontario and even out the head-to-head match up bewteen the two provinces.
Oakland Flodell (Clavet, SK) continues to be a spark at the top of the SK lineup collecting two hits in his three at bats and scoring one for his squad. Jackson Martin (Grand Coulee, SK) had the clutch hit for his team smashing a two-run jack to flip the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth inning. Saskatchewan was backed up by a strong pitching performance from Adam Beamin (Saskatoon, SK) who worked four complete innings holding the Ontario offence to one earned run on one hit while striking out one batter. Ontario got to a hot start in this one, scoring two runs on the top of the second taking advantage of a SK defensive error. Lucas Alberti (Toronto, ON) and Calvin Warrillow (Toronto, ON) both went 1-FOR-3 to lead the Ontarians offensively. Preston Barr (St. Joachim, ON) had a productive morning at the plate driving in a pair of runners despite having no hits in the game.
Day 2 Recap
Québec 11 - 0 Manitoba (Oakes Park)
Québec dominates Manitoba under the Oakes Park lights with a convincing eleven to nothing win. Team Québec racked up thirteen hits while limiting the Manitoba offence to only three knocks.
Édouard Tardif (Trois-Riviérs, QC) had a stellar night at the dish driving in five runs and scoring one in his four chances at the plate. Anthony Clavet (Quebec City, QC) and Deiten Lachance (Sherbrooke, QC) had a perfect night offensively both going 2-FOR-2 with an RBI. Jacob Wallace (Pincourt, QC) worked four strong innings allowing no runs and fanning four batters. Manitoba was kept off the board despite Skylar Ramsey (Brandon, MB) and Ethan Giesbrecht (Altona, MB) having perfect nights at the plate both going 1-FOR-1 for two out of the three Manitoba hits in the game.
New Brunswick 8 - 16 Alberta (Welland Stadium)
Alberta's offence explodes for 16 runs to best New Brunswick in the last game of day 2 at the Canada Summer Games competition.
Eric Hartman (St. Albert, AB) had a stellar night at the plate for at the top of Alberta's lineup driving in four runs in four clutch at bats while also scoring a pair. Simon Baker (Calgary, AB), Eric Machej (Okotoks, AB), Dylan Chopp (Calgary, AB) and Leo Cote (Okotoks, AB) all had a multi-RBI game to solidify AB offensive performance. New Brunswick fought hard, scoring eight runs on fifteen hits but it wasn't enough to complete the comeback. Tyler Stewart (Fredericton, NB) racked up four hits in five at bats in the upset effort.
British Columbia 3 - 13 Saskatchewan (Oakes Park)
Saskatchewan runs away with a big win against British Columbia. Team SK doubled their opponent in hits to cruise into a five-run fifth inning to put an end to this one.
Oakland Flodell (Clavet, SK) and Carter Beck (Carnduff, SK) both had a great evening at the dish combining for six RBIs and five hits at the top of the lineup. Jackson Martin (Grand Coulee, SK) did his part driving in three as well, over his three at bats. British Columbia scores only three runs despite collecting seven hits. Sam Shaw (Victoria, BC) was the centre piece of the offence going 2-FOR-3, while scoring a pair and driving in one, participating in all three runs scored by his province.
Prince Edward Island 5 - 3 Newfoundland & Labrador (Welland Stadium)
Newfoundland & Labrador fell behind early and couldn't complete the comeback against Prince Edward Island dropping a close 5-3 game.
Prince Edward Island's offence was sparked by the leadoff hitter Chris MacDougall (Cornwall, PE) who racked up three hits in four at bats while scoring two runs and driving in one. Ethan Smith (Stratdford, PE) also had himself a multi-hit game at the dish going 2-FOR-3 scoring two runs. Newfoundland & Labrador couldn't complete the comeback despite strong multi-hit performances at the dish by Brady Sheppard (Lark Harbour, NL) and Thomas Hancock (Massey Drive, NL).
Ontario 11 - 4 Nova Scotia (Oakes Park)
Ontario wins big against Nova Scotia despite an early three run deficit. Nova Scotia got to a hot start in the first inning taking advantage of one of the two errors committed by Ontario in this game.
Lane George (Belnan, NS) was a spark for the Nova Scotia offence collecting one hit in two at bats with two free passes, scoring one and driving in one for his club. However, three runs were not enough to best the Ontarians who collected a total of 10 hits in the game. Preston Barr (St. Joachim, ON) had himself a game at the dish going 3-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Veer Wadhwani (Grimsby, ON) was also a big part of the offensive breakout driving in four runs on two hits in his four at bats.
Manitoba 7 - 9 New Brunswick (Welland Stadium)
New Brunswick comes from behind to bests Manitoba in a tight game. Offence was the name of the game for both provinces on this one.
Max Jardine (Miramichi, NB) and Michael Losier (Dieppe, NB) led their team's offence both collecting a pair of hits in three at bats, while Tyler Stewart (Fredericton, NB), Ian Humphrey (Fredericton, NB) and Demitri Shakotko (Fredericton) also collected a pair of RBIs on one hit each. Manitoba's offence was led by Hugh Montgomery (Winnipeg, MB) who racked up two hits in four at bats, scoring one and driving one in for his team. Nixon Carriere (Winnipeg, MB) came up clutch from team Manitoba collecting a pair of RBIs in his only hit of the game.
Prince Edward Island 4 - 5 Québec (Oakes Park)
Québec walks it off in extra innings to leave Prince Edward Island on the field on a back-and-forth close affair between these two provinces.
Maxime Boies (Lévis, QC) was the hero for Québec collecting the winning 2-RBI single after being down to their final strike of the game. Édouard Tardif (Trois-Riviérs, QC) kept the Québec offense in this tight game with a 4-for-4 performance at the dish. Jérémy Pilon (Valleyfield, QC) was the winning pitcher of record. The left-hander came in and closed the door on PEI's offence, allowing just one base hit over his inning of work.
Alberta 17 - 7 Newfoundland & Labrador (Welland Stadium)
Alberta's offence had an incredible start to the day collecting 17 runs in 14 hits. Eric Hartman (St. Albert, AB) led the offence for Team AB driving in three runs on two hits, one of them a home run, in his two at bats. Gavin Galenza (Cameros, AB) was also a force offensively collecting three RBIs of his own on three hits in four at bats.
Newfoundland put up a good battle scoring runs in the second, third and fourth inning consecutively to shorten Alberta's lead to 11-7. Braendan Walsh (St. John's, NF) and Nicholas Smith (Flatrock, NF) led the offence for their team both collecting two RBIs in two hits.
That set the stage for the debut of Jaida Lee (St. John's, NF) who came in relief and became the first-ever female to compete at the Canada Summer Games baseball competition. The highly anticipated debut did not dissapoint as Jaida took the mound and proceeded to work a one, two, three inning for her squad.
Day 1 Recap
Ontario 10 - 0 Saskatchewan (Welland Stadium)
Mac Robertson (Toronto, ON) and Owen Slater (Bradford, ON) shutout Team Saskatchewan allowing only four hits while striking out six combined.
Ontario got to a hot start in the first inning with a Brendan Lawson (Toronto, ON) two-run shot to give his squad the early lead. Team-O never looked back and continued to play a clean baseball game committing no errors and combining for ten runs in ten hits offensively, two of them for extra bases.
British Columbia 13 - 3 Nova Scotia (Oakes Park)
Team BC had everything working for them on Sunday morning in their opening match-up at the Canada Summer Games against Nova Scotia.
British Columbia's offence tallied 13 runs in 13 hits while receiving seven free passes. However, the story of the game was British Columbia's starting pitcher Nick Frers (North Vancouver, BC) who worked a complete game start, allowing only one run in three hits, striking out four as BC wins big against Nova Scotia.
New Brunswick 2 - 4 Québec (Welland Stadium)
Team Québec stole the late lead to defeat Team New Brunswick 4-2. Both teams had a hot start offensively as both teams were able to scrap one run against each other's starters. It wasn't up until the bottom of the fifth that Québec took the lead on a Deiten Lachance (Sherbrooke, QC) RBI groundout, followed by a Anthony Clavet (Quebec City, QC) RBI single. Québec will extend their lead scoring one more in the bottom of the sixth to reach our final score.
Elliot Cadieux-Lanoue (St-Pie, QC) led his team to victory on the mound, making Canada Summer Games history, with a 13-strikeout performance. The left hander wrote his name in the CSG history books with a strong five inning outing where he only permitted one run in four hits while issuing two free passes. With his 13 strikeouts Quebec's ace breaks the single game strikeout record previously set by Scott Diamond from Team Ontario who stroke out 12 in the CSG of 2005.
Alberta 8 - 3 Prince Edward Island (Oakes Park)
Team Alberta takes an early lead against PEI and never looks back to secure an 8 - 3 win on their first match-up of the tournament.
Leo Cote (Okotoks, AB) got Alberta's offence started with a two-run shot in the top of the second inning on a live drive to left field. Michael Yusypchuk (Edmonton, AB) was the starter on the mound for Alberta going six strong innings for his squad, striking out four while only allowing one hit.
Saskatchewan 12 - 3 Nova Scotia (Welland Stadium)
Nova Scotia watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover dropping their second game of the competition 3-12 to Team Saskatchewan.
The Saskatchewanians broke it open in the second inning scoring six runs to extend their lead. The offense was led by Callum Hollinger (Carnduff, SK and Oakland Flodell (Clavet, SK) both collecting hits and three RBIs. Merek Yeager (Muenster, SK) took the win surrendering zero runs on three hits over four innings, striking out five and walking one.
Newfoundland & Labrador 0 - 10 Manitoba (Oakes Park)
Manitoba defeats Newfoundland & Labrador in their first matchup of their 2022 Canada Games competition as two pitchers combine for a 10-0 shutout.
Manitoba tallied two runs in the second, four in the third and four more in the fourth as they pull away on this one against Newfoundland. Matthew Thompson (Winnipeg, MB) and Jack Lussier (Winnipeg, MB) were the two pitchers to toe the mound for Manitoba combining six strikeouts and only one walk for the shoutout.
British Columbia 7 - 3 Ontario (Welland Stadium)
British Columbia defeats Ontario on a back and forth tight match in the final game of Day 1 at Welland Stadium in Welland. All the eyes tuned in for the last game of an action packed day 1 at the Canada Summer Games.
Ontario got to a hot start offensively led by Brendan Lawson (Toronto, ON) who again dispatched a solo home run in his first plate appeareance of the game, as he had himself a night at the dish going 3-for-3. However, BC would come right back in the top of the second, taking advantage of the first of three errors by Ontario, and scoring three runs to regain the lead. Noah Bourgeois (Surrey, BC) was the starter for Team BC working the full seven innings for his club allowing only three runs, despite giving up ten hits.