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2012 18U (Midget) ChampionshipsAug 16-20   Québec, Québec

National Championship: Day 1 wrap-up
August 16, 2012

Midget Championship

BC 6  Québec 3

A four run outburst in the top of the fourth inning helped lead BC to an eventual 6-3 victory over Québec.  Both teams were sluggish to begin the tournament as they committed four errors each that led to unearned runs for both sides.   As well, both offenses were led by a well-balanced attack as different players scored all nine runs in the game.  Pitcher Brandon Kirk (Richmond, BC) pitched two scoreless innings to earn the win. 

Manitoba 3  Newfoundland and Labrador 2

Derek Millar (Oak Bluff, MB) broke a late 2-2 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning when he scored on a balk, and Eric Benson (Oak Bluff, MB) went the distance to defeat Newfoundland and Labrador by a count of 3-2.  Millar singled with one and eventually found his way to third base when the balk was called allowing him to score.  Leadoff hitter Jay Warford (Corner Brook, NL) had two hits and an RBI in the loss. 

Alberta 10  Nova Scotia 9

Roberto Valdez (Chestermere, AB) saved his best hit for last, driving in the game-winning run with a two out single in the seventh inning.  The hit capped off a perfect day at the plate for Valdez, who finished the game 3/3 with three RBI and two runs scored.  Brayden MacQuarrie (Sackville, NS) had three hits and two RBI for Nova Scotia. 

Québec City 2  Saskatchewan 0

While it was at times a grind, three Québec City pitchers combined to shut down the Saskatchewan offense by a 2-0 score.  Overall, Québec City stranded eleven base runners while holding their opponents to only three hits in the game.  David Glaude (Québec, QC) picked up the win for his team. 


Reminder:  Day 2 action for the tournament can be followed LIVE via Pointstreak.