Trail’s Cam Strachan and Team B.C. failed to qualify for the medal round at the 2012 Baseball Canada Junior championship in Trois Riviere on the weekend.
Team B.C. ended the 10-team tournament on a high note beating Saskatchewan 7-2 Sunday. Peachland’s Dawson Newman struck out 14 batters and gave up just one hit for the victory, as B.C. erupted for four runs in the fourth inning to break open a tight 3-2 match.
However, B.C. got off to a slow start dropping its first three games of the tournament before winning its final two matches. Host team Trois Riviere gave the B.C. team a rude welcome with an 11-1 drubbing in the opening match Thursday night, with Strachan providing the only offence with a double and a run scored. B.C. still couldn’t find its bats in the second match against Manitoba as the prairie team one-hit the left coasters on its way to a 4-1 victory on Friday.
They continued to struggle against Ontario, again just mustering one hit in a 5-2 defeat on Saturday before getting back on track. In an exciting game against New Brunswick, B.C. broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning to win 3-2.
Quebec went undefeated in the tournament with a 6-0 record, beating Ontario in the final 6-4 while Trois Riviere took the bronze with a 9-3 victory over Nova Scotia.
Down 3-0, Quebec came back scoring two runs in the fourth and fifth innings to go up 4-3, but Ontario responded with a run of its own in the bottom of five. The game remained tied through regulation, however Quebec would end it quickly scoring two runs in the extra frame.