OTTAWA-The Midget and Junior National Championship are underway in Regina, SK and Windsor, ON respectively.
At the Junior championship, only four of the eight scheduled games were played due to rain.
Here is a recap of all of the action on Day 1 of both events.
Ontario (1) 9 Nova Scotia 4
Derrik Strzalkowski (London, ON) went 3-for-4 with two RBI’s as Ontario 1 defeated Nova Scotia 9-4. Baird Kelly (Stratford, ON) earned the win on the mound going 5 2/3 innings giving up two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out five batters. Connor Sullivan (Cole Harbour, NS) went 2-for-3 for Nova Scotia.
Québec 28 Newfoundland 0
Québec began their quest for gold with a dominant 28-0 victory over Newfoundland. Jacob Gosselin- Deschesnes (St-Hyacinthe, QC) threw a no-hitter and struck out ten while Dany Deschamps (Montréal, QC) went 5-for-5, including a homerun and seven RBI’s.
Ontario (2) 5 New Brunswick 3
Ontario 2 used a three-run fourth inning to earn a 5-3 victory over New Brunswick. Phil Owen (Richmond Hill, ON) was the winning pitcher going five innings and allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks while fanning two. Ryan Panas (Etobicoke, ON) collected a hit, scored a run and had an RBI while New Brunswick’s Josh Dewitt (Moncton, NB) went 3-for-4.
Manitoba 6 Saskatchewan 2
Defending champion Manitoba got off on the right foot with a 6-2 win over Saskatchewan. Manitoba scored four times in the bottom of the first as Saskatchewan committed five errors. Brendan Shearer (Winnipeg, MB) went 3-for-3 with an RBI and Daniel Worb (Winnipeg, MB) had two hits and an RBI while also tossing two scoreless innings of relief. Nick Spizawka( Saskatoon, SK) accounted for both Saskatchewan runs as he belted a two-run homer in the fourth.
Ontario 6 Nova Scotia 3
Brandon DeClark (Tillsonburg, ON) had two hits and two RBI’s as Ontario doubled up on Nova Scotia 6-3. Nova Scotia came within one run in the sixth as James Williams’ (Antigonish, NS) double scored a run but Ontario put two across in the bottom of the inning and Tim Black (Mount Hope, ON) struck out three in the top of the seventh to nail down the save.
Québec 11 BC 1
It was a pitcher’s duel early on, but Québec scored ten runs in the sixth and went on to defeat BC 11-1. David Glaude (Québec, QC) led the offence with two doubles and three RBI’s and Marc-Andre Bérubé (Trois-Pistoles, QC) provide solid pitching on the mound in picking up the win. BC’s Dylan Anderson (Victoria, BC) had two hits and one RBI.
Alberta 6 Regina 4
Alberta scored four runs in the fifth and hung-on to beat host Regina 6-4. Ramon Valdez (Chestermere, AB) had a double, RBI and scored a run and Eric Kahl (Calgary, AB) threw two innings and only gave up one run to record the win. Regina’s Nolan Benesh (Regina, SK) had a hit, scored two runs and collected two RBI’s.
New Brunswick 11 Newfoundland 1
Josh Dennis (Dieppe, NB) collected three hits, scored three runs and had two RBI’s as New Brunswick cruised to an 11-1 win over Newfoundland. Jake Keating (Whitney, NB) earned the win going six innings and giving up only one run on five hits and two walks while striking out eight.
Saskatchewan 6 Ontario 4
Tanner Spencer (Craik, SK) threw four innings of relief as Saskatchewan handed Ontario a 6-4 loss. Spencer gave-up two runs and struck out three while teammate Graeme Scott (Saskatoon, SK) had a double and one RBI to lead the offence. Ontario’s Byron Reichstein (St. Thomas, ON) had an RBI double in the third inning.
Québec 6 Manitoba 3
Québec broke a 3-3 tie with a run in the fifth and scored two more later to earn a 6-3 decision over Manitoba. Francis Desnoyers (Laval, QC) hit a run scoring double in the fifth to give Québec the lead. Guillaume Blanchette (St-Constant, QC) tossed four innings and recorded nine strikeouts and Joel-Vincent Sébastian (Gatineau, QC) threw a scoreless seventh to earn the save. Manitoba’s Zane Sawyer (Virden, MB) had a double and two RBI’s.
Late scores saw BC defeat Regina 9-1 and Nova Scotia proved too much for New Brunswick with a 13-3 win.
Notes: Rosters, up-to-date schedules and access to LIVE scoring from Pointstreak can be found by visiting the following websites: http://www.baseball.ca/midget/ and http://www.baseball.ca/junior/