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National Championship : A first day full of action for all four events

Fans across Canada are cheering for their favorite teams as four Baseball Canada National Championships get underway in Oshawa, Woodstock, Victoria and Bedford.

DQ® 13U National Championship:

In Woodstock, Quebec Grey began the tournament on a good note with a 18-4 win over Prince Edward Island in their opening game of the tournament. Quebec Blue followed in their footsteps winning both of their games against Saskatchewan and the host team, Woodstock.

Taking the lead late in the game by scoring 8 runs in the sixth inning, Nova Scotia won their first game 9 to 3 against Alberta .

Saskatchewan came back in their second game winning on a walk-off single. During his three innings on the mound, Takao Cookson allowed zero runs on zero hits, striking out four and walking zero.

Scores :

Quebec Grey 18, Prince Edward Island 4

Alberta 3, Nova Scotia 9

Quebec Blue 9, Saskatchewan 4

Ontario 13, Prince Edward Island 1

British Columbia 11, Manitoba 5

Quebec Blue 8, Woodstock (Host) 2

Nova Scotia 4, Saskatchewan 5


Ray Carter Cup (15U Championship):

In Oshawa, the day began with a tight game between Alberta and Nova Scotia. After tying the game 1-1 in the bottom of the third inning, Nova Scotia scored two runs on an error and took the lead over Alberta in the bottom of the sixth inning to finally win the game 3 to 1.

Other games also left the fans on the edge of their seat. Like British Columbia’s 5-4 win against Ontario and New Brunswick’s 5-4 win against Alberta.

Saskatchewan completed their first day winning both of their games with two digits runs.

Scores :

New Brunswick 8, Manitoba 4

Newfoundland and Labrador 0, Saskatchewan 10

Alberta 1, Nova Scotia 3

British Columbia 5, Ontario 4

Quebec 8, Prince Edward Island 1

Nova Scotia 5, Newfoundland and Labrador 6

Manitoba 4, Saskatchewan 14

Alberta 4, New Brunswick 5

Quebec 2, Oshawa (Host) 7

Prince Edward Island 4, British Columbia 6


16U Girls Invitational:

In Bedford, Alberta began their tournaments with convincing two digits wins. Their 11 run lead over Manitoba in the first inning and their total of 11 hits in the game led to their first win of the day. They also defeated Ontario 16-10, in a nail-biting game, by scoring 6 runs in the 8th inning.

Elsewhere in the tournament, British Columbia, Quebec 1 and Nova Scotia 1 also started their tournaments with two wins.

Saskatchewan started their tournament with 5-3 win over Quebec 2. Quebec 2 scored three runs on a triple by Florence Desautels and a single by Janie Labrie, but it wasn’t enough to erase their 5-Run deficit.

Scores :

New Brunswick 8, Prince Edward Island 1

Ontario 1, QC1 5

Alberta 22, Manitoba 3

British Columbia 11, NS1 19

Newfoundland and Labrador 9, NS2 7

QC2 3, Saskatchewan 5

Manitoba 3, QC1 13

Alberta 16, Ontario 10

Saskatchewan 1, NS1 11

QC2 5, British Columbia 10


Men's Championship:

In Victoria, Dany Deschamps’s  single in the first, double in the second, homer in the fourth and double in the sixth led Quebec to their first victory of the tournament over Newfoundland and Labrador.

Riley Shamray’s double scored three runs in the eighth inning and gave Manitoba a 8-5 lead over New Brunswick. Despite their best efforts, New Brunswick was defeated 8 to 6 by Manitoba

Scores : 

Newfoundland and Labrador 1, Quebec 6

Alberta 8, Ilderton (ON2) 0

Tecumseh (ON1) 2, Nova Scotia 1

Manitoba 8, New Brunswick 6

Alberta 2, British Columbia 7

Ilderton (ON2) 0, Quebec 4

New Brunswick 14 , Victoria (host) 1



Photo by : Chris Tanouye