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2009 Baseball Canada Cup ChampionshipsDates TBA   Kindersley, Saskatchewan

Canada Cup playoff matchups set
August 08, 2009

The round-robin portion of the 2009 Baseball Canada Cup ended Saturday.

When the dust settled, British Columbia and Alberta had emerged as the winners of Pool A and B, respectively, with Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia also locking up playoff berths.

After beginning the tournament 3-0, Saskatchewan fell out of the playoff picture Saturday morning with a 8-1 loss to Nova Scotia. 

The win gave N.S. second place in Pool B, setting them up for a quarterfinal showdown with Quebec this evening at Berard Field. The winner of that game goes on to face Ontario in Sunday's 1 p.m. semifinal.

B.C. beat New Brunswick 10-0 to seal Pool A, with Alberta doing the same by virtue of a 6-1 defeat of Newfoundland. The two pool winners face off in the other semifinal at 10 a.m. Saturday.

New Brunswick will take on the loser of Saturday's quarterfinal for fifth place on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Manitoba ensured it would be playing for seventh place tomorrow with a 5-0 win over Prince Edward Island Saturday afternoon. Manitoba takes on Saskatchewan for seventh place at noon on Sunday, while P.E.I. will play Newfoundland for ninth at 9 a.m. Sunday morning.

The day's other game had no effect on the final standings, but may have delivered another crushing blow to Quebec's morale as they lost 14-6 to Ontario, their second straight blowout loss to a team they must get past for a medal.