McGill’s magical sixth steals Game 2 of CCBA conference final from Concordia’s clutches; series tied 1-1

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Shortstop Tyler Welence


COTE ST. LUC, Que. — Catcher Steven Rintoul drove home the go-ahead run  to highlight a six-run rally in the sixth inning that propelled McGill to an 8–4 come-from-behind victory over Concordia at Gary Carter Field on Sunday.  The win evened the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association’s Northern Division final series at 1-1, forcing a deciding game in what turned out to be a doubleheader.

The game had initially started the day before but was suspended after rain forced both teams off the field with Concordia up 2–1 in the top of the fifth. The Stingers seemed to have the momentum on Saturday, holding the Redmen to just one run, but McGill’s bats went to work following a 24-hour respite.

Sophomore first-baseman James Vardy, catcher Steven Rintoul, shortstop Tyler Welence and outfielder Alexander Levis each drove in runs for McGill to put the game out of  reach.

Concordia opened the second act with an RBI-single off the bat of third-baseman Sam Lamothe to extend their lead to 3–1. Both teams traded runs before the Redmen stepped up swinging in the bottom of the sixth.

James Pavelick walked to load the bases in the miracle comeback and went  to third on a two-run single by Vardy which tied the score at 3-3. Rintoul, the next batter, stroked an RBI-single to centrefield which scored outfielder James Pavelick of Surrey, B.C., to put McGill on top 5–4. Welence then cashed in Vardy, extending the lead to 6–4 before Levis delivered an RBI on a ground-out to second base. Welence capped off the rally, scoring from third base on a wild pitch.

McGill reliever Justin Hii collected the win, allowing no runss in 1.1 innings of work of starter Tim Jones of Lake Jackson, Texas. Jone went four strong innings, allowing just one earned run off four hits, while striking out three batters.

Concordia starter Brandon Berkovits took the loss, allowing seven runs in just two innings. he walked one and struck out one.

The third and deciding game of the series is set to begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

 

CCBA BOXSCORE
(Oct. 18-19, 2014; Best-of-3 final; Game 2)
GAME 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Concordia 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 6 3
McGill 0 0 1 0 1 6 8 7 1

 

Concordia Universitymore stats
Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Matthew Litwin 2 1 1 0 0 0
Johnathan Raftus 3 2 1 0 1 0
Andre Lagarde 2 1 0 0 2 0
Jean Christophe Paquin 2 0 0 1 2 1
Anthony Marandola 2 0 1 2 2 0
Sam Lamothe 4 0 2 1 0 1
Daniel Paklarian 2 0 0 0 1 1
Peter Zidros 4 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Hall 4 0 1 0 0 1
Daniel Thaw 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 26 4 6 4 8 4
Batting

2B: Anthony Marandola, Sam Lamothe, Johnathan Raftus, Matthew Litwin
TB: Anthony Marandola 2, Sam Lamothe 3, Alex Hall, Johnathan Raftus 2, Matthew Litwin 2
RBI: Anthony Marandola 2, Jean Christophe Paquin, Sam Lamothe
FC: Sam Lamothe
CI: Daniel Paklarian
PIK: Daniel Paklarian

Totals

Team QAB: 19 (54.29%)
Andre Lagarde 2, Anthony Marandola 3, Jean Christophe Paquin 2, Sam Lamothe 3, Daniel Paklarian, Alex Hall 3, Daniel Thaw, Johnathan Raftus 2, Matthew Litwin

Team LOB: 10

Fielding

E: Sam Lamothe, Johnathan Raftus 2
DP: Peter Zidros, Alex Hall, Matthew Litwin

McGill Universitymore stats
Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Alex Levis 4 1 1 1 0 0
Rob Sedin 4 2 1 0 0 0
Tyler Welence 2 1 0 1 2 0
Jamie Fuoco 2 0 1 2 1 0
James Pavelick 2 1 0 0 1 2
Rocky Hroch 3 1 1 0 0 0
Zach Aaron 4 1 0 0 0 1
James Vardy 3 1 1 2 0 0
Steven Rintoul 2 0 2 1 0 0
Totals 26 8 7 7 4 3
Batting

TB: Alex Levis, Rob Sedin, James Vardy, Rocky Hroch, Steven Rintoul 2, Jamie Fuoco
RBI: Alex Levis, Tyler Welence, James Vardy 2, Steven Rintoul, Jamie Fuoco 2
SF: Jamie Fuoco
ROE: Tyler Welence, Rob Sedin, Zach Aaron
FC: Alex Levis, Jamie Fuoco
GIDP: Rob Sedin
SB: Zach Aaron

Totals

Team QAB: 12 (38.71%)
Tyler Welence 3, Rocky Hroch 2, Steven Rintoul 2, James Pavelick, Zach Aaron, Jamie Fuoco 3

Team LOB: 5

Fielding

E: Steven Rintoul

Concordia Pitching
Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%
Roberto Zapata 4.0 51 23 3 1 1 3 2 0 .549
Brandon Berkovits 2.0 50 18 4 7 2 1 1 0 .640
Totals 6.0 101 41 7 8 3 4 3 0 .594
Pitching

L: Brandon Berkovits
WP: Brandon Berkovits 2
Pitches-Strikes: Brandon Berkovits 50-32, Roberto Zapata 51-28
Groundouts-Flyouts: Brandon Berkovits 1-3, Roberto Zapata 3-5
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Brandon Berkovits 8-14, Roberto Zapata 10-17

McGill Pitching
Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%
Tim Jones 4.0 61 19 4 2 1 2 3 0 .689
Eliott Ariganello 1.2 49 25 2 2 1 3 0 0 .490
Justin Hii 1.1 29 17 0 0 0 3 1 0 .414
Totals 7.0 139 61 6 4 2 8 4 0 .561
Pitching

W: Justin Hii
Pitches-Strikes: Tim Jones 61-42, Eliott Ariganello 49-24, Justin Hii 29-12
Groundouts-Flyouts: Tim Jones 4-5, Eliott Ariganello 4-1, Justin Hii 0-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Tim Jones 14-18, Eliott Ariganello 5-11, Justin Hii 3-6

 

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