Trois-Rivières, August 19th 2010. - The 2010 Baseball Canada Pepsi Junior Championship resumed at Fernand-Bédard Stadium, with a game pinning Nova Scotia against Team Quebec. Managed by Saguenay’s Robert Fatal, the team representing the host province didn’t disappoint, blanking the Maritimers 8-0.
Scoreless after one inning, the floodgates opened in the bottom of the second. Jean-François Hamel with a single, and Dany Deschamps with a double, both drove-in two runs. Michael Page hit an RBI double, and he scored on a Nicolas Loiseau single, Loiseau had scored earlier on an error by the leftfielder. Thierry Vallières was hit by pitcher Shain Beaudreau with the bases loaded, for another run.
Fatal’s squad almost put an end to the game, in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, runners Nicolas Loiseau at third and Kevin Tremblay at second, Tommy Tremblay and Guillaume Aubin struck out, to end the inning. In the same situation in the sixth, Nicolas Loiseau grounded out.
Nova Scotia: 0 runs, 5 hits, 1 error
Quebec: 8 runs, 11 hits, 1 error
WP: Philippe Charpentier (1-0)
LP: Shain Beaudreau (0-1)
Players of the game
Nova Scotia : Kenny Long
Quebec : Nicolas Loiseau
Yves Tremblay, from sponsor Plante Sports Excellence, presented gifts to both players. Plante Sports Excellence is the main sponsor of the host team (Aigles de Trois-Rivières), and a major contributor of the Quebec Elite Baseball League (LBEQ). He is the co-honourary president of the event.
Around the horn
When arriving at Trois-Rivières’ Fernand-Bédard Stadium, stop by the 2010 Baseball Canada Pepsi Junior Championship souvenir kiosk.
Translated to English by Guy Laurin from Robert Legault (LBEQ) French files.