Saskatchewan Improves to 2-0 to Start Cup
In more day one action from the 2006 Baseball Canada Cup, Saskatchewan exploded with six runs in the sixth inning to defeat British Columbia 6-4 and improve to 2-0 in the tournament.
Left fielder JP Willner’s sixth inning, 3 RBI double pushed Saskatchewan ahead, as he followed the lead of catcher Kal Whiting, whose earlier 2 RBI single cut into B.C.’s lead.
B.C. first baseman/left fielder Chad Stang was 3-for-4, with 2 RBI in a losing effort.
In other action, Québec came away with a victory in a tight fought 1-0 game against the traditionally strong Ontario team.
Philippe Aumont threw a complete game three hitter for the victory, holding Ontario off the scoreboard while striking out seven.
Prince Edward Island defeated Newfoundland and Labrador 15-5, highlighted by designated hitter Neil Sherren, who went 2-for-2 at the plate, doubling into left field for 2 RBI in the first inning and scoring 2 runs on the day.
Also, Manitoba pieced together three separate four-run innings, defeating Nova Scotia 13-1.
Manitoba shortstop Mike Mutcheson was 3-for-4, with 1 RBI, and 3 runs scored in a winning effort. Winning pitcher Logan McGonigal needed little help, as he hurled five innings of one hit, one run ball.
The Opening Ceremonies, as well as a game between Alberta and Québec, are scheduled to take place later tonight at Athletic Park.
For more information, please visit the championship website at www.baseball.ca/cup/
Québec Pitchers Combine for Perfect Game
In Bantam Girls action, Ontario’s juggernaut of an offence rolled over Nova Scotia 39-4 in an abbreviated five-inning game.
Ontario centre fielder Katie Pacuta went 4-for-5, with 5 RBI, and 5 runs scored, while catcher Samantha Leviston also had 5 RBI and 5 runs scored, going 2-for-4 at the dish.
In other Girls action, Québec beat up on Newfoundland and Labrador 12-0 in a condensed four-and-a-half inning game, also invoking the mercy rule.
Québec pitchers Sabrina Gauthier and Chrytelle L. Lepage combined to pitch a perfect game, not allowing a hit or walk, and fanning six hitters.
Québec second baseman, Maxandre Desharnais, and catcher, Amelie Patry-Roy, both had 3 RBI in a winning effort.
For more information on the Bantam Girls Championship, please visit www.baseball.ca/bantamgirls/