SECOND WEEK OF NATIONAL
Ottawa The rain caused some delays, but the opening matchups to begin week two of the Baseball Canada National Championships in Québec City were able to get underway.
This week will feature the Junior, Midget, Bantam Boys and Pee-Wee Boys play for their respective national titles.
The Pee-Wee championship saw some one-sided games to open the week. Ontario took out New Brunswick by a score of 8-0. The host team from Québec City crushed Manitoba 13-0 and Newfoundland and Labrador couldn't keep up with Saskatchewan, falling by a score of 11-2. One game was a tighter as Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island battled to a 13-11 score with Nova Scotia taking the win.
Dan Reid of Nasonworth, N.B. only allowed one run on one hit with three walks and one strikeout in five innings of work to earn the win for New Brunswick over Québec City, 5-3.
Ben Sallows of Moncton, N.B. earned the save, shutting out the Québec City hitters over two innings pitched, allowing no hits while striking out three.
Elsewhere, Ontario (Brantford) held off a late charge from Saskatchewan to take the win 12-7 and British Columbia shutout Newfoundland and Labrador by a final score of 6-0.
At the Bantam championship, the host team began the tournament with a win, Québec City on top of Manitoba 8-3. In other Bantam action, New Brunswick took the loss against Ontario by a 3-1 score. Alberta earned their first win by beating Prince Edward Island 6-2 and Newfoundland and Labrador edged Nova Scotia, 3-2.
Jonathan Slattery of Mississauga, Ontario was 3-for-4 with two runs socred and seven RBI, including a grand slam to help lead Ontario to a 13-2 win over Newfoundland and Labrador in five innings at the Midget championship.
In other action, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia battled tooth and nail, with Ndew Brunswick taking it, edging Nova Scotia 7-6 and Québec City beat Manitoba by a score of 7-3.
BASEBALL CANADA 16 August 2007