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National Championships: Day 2 Recap

OTTAWA – Some great pitching was on display at the Midget Championship in Halifax, while weather was once again a factor in Mascouche at the Bantam Girls Championship.

There were three complete-game shutouts at the Midget tournament, two of which involved New Brunswick. Sean Silliphant (Saint John, NB) threw a five inning, one-hitter in a 10-0 win over host Halifax where all 10 New Brunswick runs came in the first inning.

However, New Brunswick was on the other side of things in their second game of the day as Jeremy Goodall (St. Albert, AB) threw a complete game, two-hitter as Alberta defeated New Brunswick 2-0.

The third complete game came at the hands of Nick Alexiou (Port Coquitlam, BC) who threw seven innings, allowing two hits and striking out seven on route to a 2-0 win over Manitoba.

In other matchups on the day, Ontario improved to 4-0 with wins over Saskatchewan and Halifax by score of 6-1 and 11-1. Québec dominated Newfoundland & Labrador 21-2, while Prince Edward Island went 2-0 today with a 6-3 win over Saskatchewan and a 5-3 upset win over Alberta. British Columbia also went 2-0 today, winning their first game of the day over Nova Scotia 6-2.

In Mascouche, Québec six of the eight games scheduled were completed as organizers are trying to get in all the games on time. Of those who were able to get on the field, British Columbia was able to complete its preliminary schedule with a pair of victories by identical scores of 11-1 over Alberta and Lanaudière. Daniella Matteucci (Fruitvale, BC) threw a five inning complete game versus Alberta, allowing one run on one hit. Katie Wallace (Nanaimo, BC) was 2-for-4 with four RBI.

In other action, Saskatchewan also was able to complete their preliminary schedule with a pair of wins, first over Lanaudière 8-4 and then over Alberta 4-2. Nova Scotia defeated Ontario by a score of 5-3 while Québec manhandled Manitoba 21-0.

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