OTTAWA – The province of Québec plays host to two tournaments this weekend, including the Midget National Championship in Québec City. Ontario will look to defend the title they won last year.
Midget National Championship
Beginning Thursday is the start of the Midget National Championships being held in Québec, Québec. This tournament features 11 teams, including one team from each province as well as the host team.
While many hosts look at these types of tournaments as a way to generate a buzz within the region, these tournament organizers see other opportunities as well. André Simard, who is heavily involved in the Tournament Organizing Committee, said, “for us, this championship provides an opportunity to promote youth baseball within the city. Québec City has a history of over 400 years and new volunteers are always attracted to our organization.”
Due to the odd number of teams, six teams will play out of Pool A and five teams out of Pool B. The six teams in Pool A are made up of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Québec City and Saskatchewan, while the five teams in Pool B consists of Alberta, BC, Nova Scotia, PEI and Québec.
First pitched is scheduled for 8:30am when defending champion Ontario battles host Québec City.
Note: Every game from the Midget National Championship can be followed LIVE at Pointstreak. For further information on the competing teams, schedules and standings for the Midget championship click HERE.