Senior Men (Miramichi, NB)
New Brunswick-6 ON2 Windsor-5 (8 innings)
Chris Sorenson (Fredericton, NB) led the bottom of the eighth inning off with a solo homerun as New Brunswick walked-off with a 6-5 victory over Ontario 2. New Brunswick scored five times in the third only to see Ontario 2 tie the game with a five run outburst of their own in the sixth. Andrew Dos Santos (Mississauga, ON) went 3-for-4 in the loss.
ON1 Mississauga-6 NS2 Halifax-5 (8 innings)
Dave Mastrodicasa’s (Amherstburg, ON) bases loaded single in the bottom of the eighth brought home the winning run as Ontario 1 moved to 2-0 with a 6-5 win over Nova Scotia 2. Ontario 1 had taken a 5-0 lead through four only to see Nova Scotia 2 tie the score to send the game to extras. Justin Pennell (Toronto, ON) went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Adam Lucas (Sackville, NS) had a double and three RBI’s for Nova Scotia 2.
Defending champion BC went into hostile territory and defeated host Chatham 3-2 after the Opening Ceremonies at Ironmen Field. Down 1-0 in the fifth, Jared Johnson’s (Kelowna, BC) single brought in two runs to give BC the lead. They would add another in the sixth on a bases loaded walk and Leon Boyd (Surrey, BC) threw a complete-game to pick-up the win. Chatham’s Jean Francois Neveu (Petit Rocher, NB) struck out nine in the loss while Andrew Burns (Miramichi, NB) had an RBI double in the seventh.
Peewee Western (Nanaimo, BC)
BC1 Abbotsford-17 SK2 Saskatoon Blue Jays-5
Ryan Rebuck (Surrey, BC) tossed six innings and struck out eight while also going 3-for-3 at the plate with two RBI’s as Abbotsford beat the Saskatoon Blue Jays 17-5. Brendan Arabsky (Surrey, BC) went 2-for-4 with four RBI’s and John Lipp (Langley, BC) was 3-for-5 with two RBI’s.
MB2 Winnipeg South-14 AB1 Sherwood Park-11
Winnipeg South smashed-out eighteen hits en route to a wild 14-11 win over Sherwood Park. Six Winnipeg South players had multi-hit games including Jared Spearing (Winnipeg, MB) who went 3-for-4 with two RBI’s. Ben Dalke (Winnipeg, MB) had eleven strikeouts in five innings pitched while Sherwood Park’s Jakob Brinkhof (St. Albert, AB) had two hits and two RBI’s.
Nanaimo-10 MB1 Midwest-3
Four Nanaimo pitchers combined to only give up two hits as the host’s defeated Midwest from Manitoba 10-3. Dylan Coghlan (Nanaimo, BC) went 3-for-4 with four RBI’s and Ben Dumont (Nanaimo, BC) was awarded the win after fanning three batters in two innings pitched.
Saskatoon Braves-8 AB2 Red Deer- 2
The Saskatoon Braves scored five times in the third inning en route to an 8-3 victory over Red Deer. Jonathon Duff (Regina, SK) and Jordan Malainey (Saskatoon, SK) each collected three hits while Duff had one RBI and Malainey collected four. Malainey also threw one inning on the mound and struck out the side.
Bantam Boys (Vaughan, ON)
PEI scored the tying and go-ahead runs in the bottom of the sixth to defeat Saskatchewan 7-6. William Slauenwhite (New Haven, PEI) doubled in a run in the sixth and later came around to score to put his club in front by one. Slauenwhite also had a triple to go along with two RBI’s to pace the PEI attack. Saskatchewan’s Thomas Gore (Saskatoon, SK) threw six innings and struck out seven batters.
Abraham Toro-Fernandes (Montréal, QC) earned the win on the mound and also went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBI’s as Québec handed BC a 14-3 loss. BC jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one inning, but Québec responded with runs in four consecutive innings and ended the game via the mercy rule. Tristan Pagé (Ste-Julie, QC) contributed a triple and two RBI’s.
Mark Sinclair (Dundas, ON) went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and four RBI’s to lead Vaughan to a 24-6 drubbing of Manitoba. Vaughan had seventeen hits, scored thirteen runs in the second inning and took advantage of seven Manitoba errors.
Ontario-12 Nova Scotia-5
Ontario jumped out to a big lead early and went on to defeat Nova Scotia 12-5. Kenny Noguchi (Toronto, ON) had a single, triple and five RBI’s to lead the Ontario offence. Ontario used five pitchers including Mark Van Rycheghem (Chatham, ON) who didn’t allow a hit or a run and fanned five in two innings of work.
Late scores saw Alberta top Newfoundland 6-2 and BC mercy PEI 15-3.
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