Vardy vanquishes Huskies, tosses one-hitter to give undefeated Redmen second win at CCBA Championship

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James Vardy

COTE ST. LUC, Que. – Sophomore James Vardy of Pointe Claire, Que., tossed a complete game, one-hitter as McGill University tamed the Saint Mary’s Huskies 6-1 to complete a doubleheader sweep on Day 1 at Trudeau Park, Friday, in the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association championship tournament.

The Redmen clobbered UNB 8-0 in the first game.

Vardy, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound southpaw, struck out eight Huskies while allowing no earned runs and just one walk. His no-hitter bid was broken up by SMU’s Joey Brown in the second inning.

Vardy and Huskies starter Keegan Gaskell appeared to be in a tight pitching duel through three innings, that is until McGill broke the game wide open in the fourth.

Redmen outfielder Rocky Hroch of Temecula, Calif., drove in the game’s first run with a single to right field, sparking momentum that allowed McGill to score at least one run in four straight innings.

Shortstop Tyler Welence of Ridgewood, N.J., went 3-for-4 at the plate with one run batted in for McGill. Teammate Robert Sedin, a third-baseman from Sunnyvale, Cal., was 1-for-3 and led all players with a pair of RBIs.

Gaskell took the loss for Saint Mary’s, surrendering nine hits, four walks, one hit batsman and four earned runs over six innings. He only struck out two.

Saint Mary’s, which has lost their first two games of the tourney, will look to turn it around against the winless Holland College Hurricanes, Saturday at 1 p.m. As for the undefeated Redmen (2-0), they resume play Saturday at 10 a.m. when they take on their cross-town rivals from the Unversity Montreal (2-0) in a showdown of undefeated teams at Trudeau Park. The winner will automatically advance to Sunday’s semifinal. McGill won three of five regular season meetings with UdeM this fall.

CCBA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT BOXSCORE
(Game 2, Oct. 25, 2014)
TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
McGill 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 6 9 2
Saint Mary’s 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4
McGill University
McGill Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Alex Levis 3 2 1 0 2 0
Tyler Welence 4 0 3 1 0 0
Rob Sedin 3 0 1 2 1 0
Jamie Fuoco 3 0 2 1 1 0
James Pavelick 4 0 0 0 0 2
Zach Aaron 4 1 0 0 0 0
Rocky Hroch 4 1 1 1 0 0
Adam Gordon 3 0 0 0 1 0
Tim Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0
Steven Rintoul 2 2 1 0 1 0
Totals 30 6 9 5 6 2
McGill Batting

2B:Jamie Fuoco
TB:Jamie Fuoco3, Rocky Hroch, Tyler Welence3, Rob Sedin, Steven Rintoul, Alex Levis
RBI:Jamie Fuoco, Rocky Hroch, Tyler Welence, Rob Sedin2
ROE:Rocky Hroch2
FC:Zach Aaron, James Pavelick
HBP:Steven Rintoul
GIDP:Zach Aaron
SB:Rocky Hroch2, Alex Levis, Tim Jones

McGill Totals

Team QAB:17 (45.95%)
Jamie Fuoco2, Rocky Hroch2, Tyler Welence2, Rob Sedin, Steven Rintoul2, Zach Aaron, Alex Levis3, James Pavelick3, Adam Gordon

McGill Team LOB:11

McGill Fielding

E:Steven Rintoul, Zach Aaron

McGill Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%
James Vardy 7.0 81 28 1 1 0 1 8 0 .654
Totals 7.0 81 28 1 1 0 1 8 0 .654
McGill Pitching

W:James Vardy
Pitches-Strikes:James Vardy81-53
Groundouts-Flyouts:James Vardy11-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced:James Vardy15-22

Saint Mary’s University
SMU Batting AB R H RBI BB K
Nick Barrett 2 1 0 0 1 2
Jordan McClocklin 3 0 0 0 0 3
Alex Ostrov 3 0 0 0 0 0
David Keeping 3 0 0 0 0 1
Evan Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0
Joey Brown 2 0 1 0 0 0
Nathan MacDonald 2 0 0 0 0 1
Mitchell Bunker 2 0 0 0 0 0
Adam Gardner 2 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 21 1 1 0 1 8
SMU Batting

TB:Joey Brown
PIK:Joey Brown

SMU Totals

Team QAB:6 (27.27%)
Jordan McClocklin3, Nick Barrett2, Nathan MacDonald

SMU Team LOB:0

SMU Fielding

E:Alex Ostrov, Mitchell Bunker, Nathan MacDonald2
DP:Alex Ostrov, Adam Gardner, David Keeping

Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%
Keegan Gaskell 6.0 108 49 9 5 4 4 2 0 .546
Ryan Skinner 1.0 23 15 0 1 0 2 0 0 .348
Totals 7.0 131 64 9 6 4 6 2 0 .511
Pitching

L:Keegan Gaskell
HBP:Keegan Gaskell
WP:Ryan Skinner
Pitches-Strikes:Keegan Gaskell108-59, Ryan Skinner23-8
Groundouts-Flyouts:Keegan Gaskell7-6, Ryan Skinner0-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced:Keegan Gaskell18-32, Ryan Skinner1-5

2014 CCBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHP SCHEDULEREVISED
(at Montreal, Que.; Oct. 24-26)
POOL A POOL B
Holland College Univ. of New Brunswick
Concordia University Saint Mary’s University
McGill University Universite de Montreal
DATE VISITOR HOME LOCATION TIME
Oct. 24 UNB2 Holland1 Trudeau Park 2 p.m.
Oct. 24 Concordia15 Saint Mary’s1 Lake Road Park 2 p.m.
Oct. 24 McGill8 UNB0 Trudeau Park 5 p.m.
Oct. 24 Concordia5 Montreal4 Lake Road Park 5 p.m.
Oct. 24 Montreal 8 Holland 0 Lake Road Park 8 p.m.
Oct. 24 McGill6 Saint Mary’s1 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 round-robin portion
All ties will be resolved by a tie-breaker game
2014 FINAL CCBA STANDINGS
NORTHERN DIVISION
TEAM W L PCTG GBL
McGill 14 6 0.700
Montreal 12 8 0.600 2.0
Concordia 11 9 0.550 3.0
Carleton 8 12 0.400 6.0
Ottawa 5 15 0.250 9.0
Semifinal A: McG 3 CARL 0
McG 9 CARL 1
Semifinal B: MTL 4 CON 3
CON 18 MTL 5
CON 9 MTL 2
Finals: CON 5 McG 3
McG 8 CON 4
CON 3 McG 1
ATLANTIC DIVISION
TEAM W L PCTG GBL
Holland 16 2 0.889
UNB 15 3 0.833 1.0
Acadia 9 9 0.500 7.0
Saint Mary’s 8 10 0.444 8.0
Dalhousie 4 12 0.250 11.0
Cape Breton 2 11 0.154 11.5
StFX 2 12 0.143 12.0
Semifinal A: UNB 8 ACA 4
UNB 7 ACA 0
Semifinal B: HOL 2 SMU 1
HOL 6 SMU 3
Finals: HOL 2 UNB 1
HOL 8 UNB 1

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