Ottawa, ON – If you showed up to the ballpark hoping to see some offense, you certainly went home satisfied as each game averaged over twenty runs! While there were some lopsided games, most teams were able to put together an outstanding display of offensive production.
Day 2 almost marked the halfway point of the tournament, and also set the table for tomorrow’s medal round games. The two semi-final matchups to determine Sunday’s schedule will be played at 1:00p.m. ADT and 4:00p.m. ADT and will include host Fredericton. To see the matchups, click here.
The following is a recap of Saturday’s events:
Dartmouth (NS2) 19 St. John’s (NL1) 0
Dartmouth used a twelve run fifth inning to blow the game wide open to cruise past St. John’s via the mercy rule. Eleven different Dartmouth players wound up with at least one RBI, led by three from Jake MacKinnon (Mineville, NS). Kyle Penney (Lawrencetown, NS), Cameron Brown (Cole Harbour, NS), and Michael Naugle (Dartmouth, NS) also chipped in with three hits apiece.
Summerside (PE1) 17 Conception Bay North (NL2) 1
Summerside used a twelve run inning of their own to pull away from CBN to earn the win by a large margin. Ethan Francis (Miscouche, PE) and Ethan Beaulieu (Borden, PE) posted identical 2/2, 3 RBI, two runs scored performances to lead the offense while Ross Paynter (Searletown, PE) struck out eight over four innings to pick up the win on the mound.
Fredericton (Host) 19 Tri County (NS1) 9
After going down 4-0 early Fredericton also had a twelve run inning to ignite their team and fans to produce a win over Tri County. Jordan MacDonaland (Fredericton, NB) was a beast at the plate with a home run, two doubles, and six RBI to go along with four runs scored. Samuel Beaulieu (Hanwell, NB) provided some more offense with four RBI of his own. Ewan Kelly (Lower Sakville, NS) was 3/3 with two RBI in the losing effort.
Moncton (NB1) 8 St. John’s (NL1) 4
St. John’s stormed out with three first inning runs, but they couldn’t hold down the Moncton offense as they would double them up 8-4. Bradly Heighton (St. Anthony, NB) smacked two doubles and drove in three runs to pace the offense while Brady Saunders laid down three hits of his own in the winning cause. Michael McCarthy (St. John’s, NL) had two hits and two stolen bases in the loss.
Dartmouth (NS2) 16 Sherwood (PE2) 14
Over the sixteen half innings played, only one time was there not at least one run scored. – that’s the offense that was displayed in this game. Jake MacKinnon (Minesville, NS) had four hits and four RBI while Isaac Tallon (Dartmouth, NS) and Kyle Penney (Lawrencetown, NS) also had four hits each. Liam Laybolt (Mount Stewart, PE) had two hits to go along with his four RBI in the loss.
Fredericton (Host) 17 Conception Bay North (NL2) 1
The hosts exploded for eight runs in the second inning and never looked back en route to the convincing win. Jacob Leblanc (Fredericton, NB) was an absolute stud at the plate, going 4/4 with two doubles, three RBI, and three runs scored. Alex Clarke (Fredericton, NB) was outstanding in his own right with two hits, two RBI, and two runs scored. Mitchell Hunt (Upper Island Cove, NL) had the lone RBI for his squad.
Tri County (NS1) 13 Summerside (PE1) 12
Jaden Griffen (Lower Sakville, NS) had one of the best games ever in this tournament’s history as he went 4/4 at the plate and drove in nine of his team’s first ten runs! He wasn’t done there as he pitched three innings and struck out nine batters. Summerside would score six runs in their last at bat to tie the game in an epic comeback, and almost did it again with two runs it the eighth, but it wasn’t enough. Tyson McInnis had three hits and four RBI in his team’s hard fought loss.
Sherwood (PE2) 17 Moncton (NB1) 6
Sherwood would score fourteen of their seventeen runs between the third and fifth innings to run away from Moncton en route to the win. The top of their order once again led their team offensively as Carter Melnick (Sherwood, PE) and Connor McGregor (Sherwood, AB) had three RBI each. Brady Saunders (Moncton, NB) went 3/3 with two RBI in a losing cause.
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