OTTAWA – Baseball Canada’s busiest weekend on the National Championship calendar ended today with four national champions determined at 13U National, 15U (Ray Cater Cup), 16U Girls and Men’s.
In Windsor, Ontario, Québec (1), represented by Repentigny, doubled up on Ontario, represented by Peterborough, 8-4, in the championship contest.
Thomas Piché was credited with the win after pitching four innings and registering four strikeouts while giving up just one run on two hits.
Offensively, Lham Yeo had a pair of hits including a triple and scored two runs while Victor Laprotte knocked in two runs and had a 1-for-3 game at the plate.
Ontario’s Brett Crowley belted a solo home run in the loss.
In the bronze medal game, host Riverside scored a 7-2 win over Québec (2).
15U/Ray Carter Cup
In Saskatoon, BC, represented by Delta, came with a 4-2 win over Québec to claim the gold medal as Jake Fehr struck out seven batters over 5.2 innings on the mound to record the win.
With the score tied at 2-2 in the sixth inning, Kotaro Kawai slammed a two run homer to left field in what turned out to be the difference in the game.
Québec’s Louis-Charles Larouche had two hits and knocked in a run in the loss.
In the bronze medal game, Saskatchewan sent the hometown fans home happy with a 7-2 win over Manitoba.
In Summerside, PEI, Québec capped a dominant tournament, going undefeated and beating Team BC, 10-3, in the gold medal game.
Sarah Maude Gagnon had ten strikeouts over 6.1 innings on the mound and Emma Rose Payette had two hits and two RBIs to help Québec to their ninth tile at the event since 2005.
Alberta beat Saskatche3an, 10-3, to win bronze.
In Sydney, Nova Scotia, the Windsor Stars, representing Ontario, rode the arms of Bailey Kimani and Jack Zimmerman who combined on a shutout to defeat Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), 3-0, in the championship game.
With the game scoreless in the fifth, a throwing error allowed the only run Windsor would need to score before adding two runs in the sixth.
In the bronze medal game, Charlottetown, representing New Brunswick as a result of their participation in the New Brunswick Senior Baseball League, blanked Manitoba, 5-0.
Baseball Canada has one more championship to go with the playing of the 13U National Atlantic Championships in St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador from September 15-18.