British Columbia’s eight year reign at the Canadian Little League championship came to a sudden end Sunday in Glace Bay, N.S., as Ontario beat the previously undefeated team from White Rock 5-1 in the final.
Riding the arm of pitcher Angus Adams, the East Nepean Eagles from Ontario, held the B.C. representatives to just two hits, and would get all the runs they needed in the first inning as they jumped into a 4-0 lead.
It was White Rock’s only loss in the tournament, winning seven straight including an 11-1 win over Quebec in the semifinal, and a 9-2 drubbing of Ontario earlier in the week.
Adams kept Team B.C. off balance all game, allowing just one run, while striking out nine in nearly a full six innings. However, he was pulled because his pitch count maxed out at 65 with two outs in the sixth.
East Nepean last won the Little League World Series of Canada in 2004, which was the year before British Columbia began its eight-year run as Canadian champions.