Trois-Riviéres edged Québec 3-2 to advance to the Gold Medal game at the Junior Championship. The game needed an extra inning and it was Trois-Riviéres, Symon Laplante (Sorel, QC) who scored the go ahead run in the top of the 8th when Québec made an error with the bases loaded. From there the game was in the hands of David Leblanc (Montréal, QC) who shut Québec down in the bottom of the 8th. Leblanc pitched the complete game and only gave up 4 hits. Québec forced extra innings in the bottom of the 7th when Kevin Tremblay (Boucherville, QC) scored on a passed ball.
Earlier in the day, Trois-Riviéres edged Nova Scotia 1-0 in a quarter-final game as Dominic Peladeau (Lachine, QC) struck out 7 to earn the complete game, shutout win.
The other semi-final featured Manitoba and Ontario. Manitoba beat Newfoundland in the other quarter-final earlier in the day and used that momentum to defeat Ontario 7-1. Brett Schreyer (St. Andres, MB) was 4 for 4 in the game with an incredible 6 RBI. Schreyer hit a double to score 2 in the first and followed that up with another 2 run scoring double in the 3rd inning. Schreyer’s other 2 RBI came on singles in both the 5th and 7th innings.
In other placement games Saskatchewan blanked Newfoundland 4-0 and New Brunswick got by Nova Scotia 3-2.