On the strength of a Jacob Gosselin-Deschênes (St-Hyacinthe, QC) 1 hitter, Québec hammered Saskatchewan 13-0 at the Junior championship in Trois-Riviéres. The no-hit bid was broken in the top of the 5th inning when Saskatchewan’s Craig Hucul (Saskatoon, SK) hit a single to lead-off the inning. Offensively, Québec was lead by Dany Deschamps (Montréal, QC) who scored 3 runs and had 2 hits. Québec also benefitted from 7 Saskatchewan errors.
Daniel Worb (Winnipeg, MB) had a base-hit that scored 2 runs in the 5th as Manitoba defeated Nova Scotia by 5-2 score.
Mike Tavenor (Corner Brook, NL) hit a double in the top of the 7th that brought home the tying and go- ahead runs as Newfoundland hung on the beat New Brunswick 6-5. Tavenor also picked up the win as he pitched a complete game.
In a 15 inning marathon game Scott Lee (Cole Harbour, NS) was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the 15th with the bases loaded to give Nova Scotia a 4-3 win over Saskatchewan. Matthew Oliver (Reserve Mines, NS) led the inning off with a walk and advanced to 2nd on a Jonny MacLeod (Sydney Mines, NS) single. After Shain Beaudreau (Cole Harbour, NS) successfully laid down a sac bunt to advanced the runners, Jonathan Boutilier (Glace Bay, NS) was intentionally walked which loaded the bases only to see Lee hit by a pitch to bring in the winning run. Nova Scotia had lost a 3-0 lead earlier in the game as Saskatchewan came back to tie the game and force extra’s. Saskatchewan’s Logan Calanchie (Yorkton, SK) threw an incredible 12 innings and only gave up 6 hits. Beaudreau was credited with the win for Nova Scotia as he entered the game in the 13th inning and preserved the tie.
Québec’s William Sebastian (Gatineau, QC) pitched 6 innings of relief as Québec hung on to beat Manitoba 3-1. Sebastian struck out 5 on the evening.
Tristan Beadle (Ajax, ON) earned the save as Ontario hung on the edge Trois-Riviéres 4-3 in game that finished after 12am ET.