Concordia crowned CCBA North Division champions with Game 3 win over Redmen

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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
514-398-7012

CCBA BOXSCORE
(Oct. 19, 2014; Best-of-3 final; Game 3)
TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
McGill 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
Concordia 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 2
McGill Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Levis Alex 2 0 0 0 0 0
Tyler Welence 3 0 0 0 0 0
Robert Sedin 3 0 1 0 0 0
Jamie Fuoco 3 0 0 0 0 0
Zach Aaron 2 1 0 0 1 1
Rocky Hroch 3 0 2 0 0 0
James Pavelick 2 0 1 0 1 0
James Vardy 3 0 0 0 0 1
Steven Rintoul 3 0 0 0 0 2
Totals 24 1 4 0 2 4
Batting

2B:Robert Sedin
TB:James Pavelick, Robert Sedin2, Rocky Hroch2
ROE:Robert Sedin
FC:Jamie Fuoco
HBP:Levis Alex
GIDP:Tyler Welence
CS:Rocky Hroch

Totals

Team QAB:10 (37.04%)
James Pavelick, Robert Sedin2, Tyler Welence, Steven Rintoul2, Rocky Hroch, James Vardy, Zach Aaron

Team LOB:5

Fielding

E:Robert Sedin, Zach Aaron
DP:Robert Sedin, Tyler Welence

Concordia Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Thaw 3 1 0 0 0 1
Lagarde 2 1 0 0 1 0
Paquin 1 0 0 1 0 0
Lamothe 3 0 0 1 0 1
Marandola 1 0 1 0 1 0
Springer 1 0 0 0 0 0
Paklarian 3 0 0 0 0 0
Hall 3 0 1 0 0 2
Zidros 3 1 2 0 0 0
Adams-whitaker 1 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 21 3 4 2 2 5
Batting

2B:Zidros
TB:Marandola, Hall, Zidros3
RBI:Paquin, Lamothe
SAC:Paquin, Adams-whitaker2
ROE:Thaw, Lagarde, Paklarian
FC:Springer
HBP:Paquin
GIDP:Zidros
SB:Thaw

Totals

Team QAB:12 (44.44%)
Lagarde2, Paquin, Marandola2, Paklarian, Hall2, Zidros2, Adams-whitaker2

Team LOB:6

Fielding

E:Hall, Zidros
DP:Hall

McGill Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%
James Vardy 6.0 87 34 4 3 0 2 5 0 .609
Totals 6.0 87 34 4 3 0 2 5 0 .609
Pitching

L:James Vardy
HBP:James Vardy
Pitches-Strikes:James Vardy87-53
Groundouts-Flyouts:James Vardy7-5
First pitch strikes-Batters faced:James Vardy20-27

Concordia Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%
Springer 7.0 88 33 4 1 0 2 4 0 .625
Totals 7.0 88 33 4 1 0 2 4 0 .625
Pitching

W:Springer
HBP:Springer
Pitches-Strikes:Springer88-55
Groundouts-Flyouts:Springer8-6
First pitch strikes-Batters faced:Springer18-27

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

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