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2011 13U (National Pee-Wee Western) ChampionshipsAug 25-29   Nanaimo, British Columbia

National Championships: August 27th recap
August 27, 2011

Peewee Western (Nanaimo, BC)

Nanaimo-9 MB2 Winnipeg South-6 (Semi-Final)

Nanaimo built up an early lead and held off a late surge from Winnipeg South to advance to the Gold Medal game with a 9-6 win. Owen Yarocki (Nanaimo, BC) had two singles, a double and one RBI as Nanaimo had a 9-0 lead through six innings. In the seventh, Winnipeg South exploded for six runs before Nanaimo’s Brendon Dumont (Nanaimo, BC) recorded a strikeout to end the game. Austin Pistawka (Winnipeg, MB) had a single and two RBI’s for Winnipeg South who will play for bronze.

BC1 Abbotsford-13 SK1 Saskatoon Braves-8 (Semi-Final)

Abbotsford ensured an all-BC Gold Medal game with a 13-8 win over the Saskatoon Braves. John Lipp (Langley, BC) had three singles and a homerun going 4-for-4 to lead Abbotsford. Saskatoon did not go out quietly as Carter Dahl (Saskatoon, SK) hit a grand-slam in the sixth and Jordan Malainey (Saskatoon, SK) hit his third homerun of the tournament in the seventh. Carter Loewen (Abbotsford, BC) earned the win on the mound after five solid innings pitched.

In placement games Sherwood Park defeated Midwest from Manitoba 7-2 to earn fifth place while Red Deer took seventh place with an 11-2 win over the Saskatoon Blue Jays.