COTE ST. LUC, Que. – Despite starting an unplanned Sunday doubleheader with a strong performance in the latter half of a rain-delayed Game 2, the McGill Redmen baseball team couldn’t carry over their momentum to the third and deciding game, coming up on the short end of a 3-1 decision to Concordia, the newly-crowned Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association North Division champions.
Nevertheless, McGill will have a shot at redemption at next week’s CCBA national championship with a wildcard entry as host team for the event. The Redmen are slotted into Group A alongside Concordia, the UNB Varsity Reds and the Holland College Hurricanes, who hail from Charlottetown, P.E.I.
The low-scoring affair was for the most part a pitcher’s duel, as Redmen starter James Vardy of Montreal and Concordia’s Sam Belisle-Springer both pitched complete games and kept the final two-thirds of the game scoreless. The 6-foot-1 Vardy struck out five Stingers, while conceding four hits and no earned runs. Springer, meanwhile, had a similar scoreline, giving up four hits and posting four strikeouts and no earned runs.
Rookie outfielder James Pavelick of Surrey, B.C., drove in McGill’s only run in the top of the second inning, bringing in third-baseman Zachary Aaron of Montreal with an RBI-single.Stingers outfielder Peter Zidros had a solid day at the plate, going 2-for-3, while first-baseman Jean-Christophe Paquin and third-baseman Sam Lamothe each had an RBI.
The CCBA championship tournament opens on Oct. 23 with McGill facing UNB at Lake Road Park in suburban Dollard des Ormeaux. First pitch goes at 7:30 p.m.
(COMPLETE CCBA CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE IS POSTED BELOW)
FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:
Nick Frost or Earl Zukerman
McGill Sports Info Office
|(Oct. 19, 2014; Best-of-3 final; Game 3)|
|2014 CCBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHP SCHEDULE|
|(at Montreal, Que.; Oct. 23-26)|
|POOL A||POOL B|
|Holland College||Univ. of New Brunswick|
|Concordia University||Saint Mary’s university|
|McGill University||Universite de Montreal|
|DATE||POOL A||POOL B||LOCATION||TIME|
|Oct. 23||Holland||Montreal||Trudeau Park||5 p.m.|
|Oct. 23||Concordia||Saint Mary’s||Trudeau Park||8 p.m.|
|Oct. 23||McGill||UNB||Lake Road Park||7:30 p.m.|
|Oct. 24||Holland||UNB||Trudeau Park||2 p.m.|
|Oct. 24||Concordia||Montreal||Trudeau Park||5 p.m.|
|Oct. 24||McGill||Saint Mary’s||Trudeau Park||8 p.m.|
|Oct. 25||Concordia||UNB||Lake Road Park||10 a.m.|
|Oct. 25||McGill||Montreal||Trudeau Park||10 a.m.|
|Oct. 25||Holland||Saint Mary’s||Trudeau Park||1 p.m.|
|Oct. 25||(tie-breaker)||(if nec.)||Lake Road Park||4 p.m.|
|Oct. 25||(tie-breaker)||(if nec.)||Trudeau Park||4 p.m.|
|Oct. 26||Semifinal (No.1-seed vs No.4-seed)||Trudeau Park||10 a.m.|
|Oct. 26||Semifinal (No.2-seed vs No.3-seed)||Lake Road Park||10 a.m.|
|Oct. 26||Championship Game||Trudeau Park||3 p.m.|
|Top 4 records will advance to semifinals|
|Home and Away will be decided by a coin-toss for eound-robin portion|
|All ties will be resolved by a tie-breaker game|