COTE ST. LUC, Que. — Simon Brisebois was a one-man show — proving equally efficient on the mound and in the batter’s box — as the Universite de Montreal routed McGill 9-2 on Day 2 at the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association championship tournament, held at Parc Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Saturday morning. .
Brisebois went 4-for-5 at the plate, driving in three RBIs, while pitching a complete game six-hitter with two walks and no earned runs allowed.
The result left both teams with identical 2-1 records after round-robin play and sets up another rendez-vous between second-place Montreal and third-seeded McGill in a sudden-death semifinal on Sunday at Lake Road Park in suburban Dollard des Ormeaux. First pitch goes at 10 a.m., with the winner advancing to Sunday’s championship final at Trudeau Park (3 p.m.).The cross-town rivals battled five times during the regular season, with McGill winning the season series 3-2, thanks to a 9-8 extra-innings thriller won by the Redmen in the rubber match on Oct. 1.
Concordia, the CCBA Northern Conference playoff champs who finished atop their pool with a 3-0 record at the CCBA tourney, will meet the winner of a sudden-death tie-breaker between Saint Mary’s (1-2) and UNB (1-2), in the other semi on Sunday at 10 a.m. That tie-breaker was suspended by rain showers late Saturday afternoon and the play-in game is now slated to resume on Sunday morning (8 a.m.) at Trudeau Park.
Montreal racked up 13 hits and took advantage of four McGill errors to score at least one run in five straight innings, including a four-run explosion which gave them a 5–0 lead by the third inning.
McGill starter Nolan Werre of St. Albert, Alta., was ineffective and saddled with the loss. He allowed seven hits, three walks and three earned runs in just two innings of work. He was relieved by Simon Ehrmantraut of Vancouver, B.C., who gave up four hits, and rookie Arravinth Anantharajah of Ajax, Ont., who surrendered the other two hits.
Anantharajah, was one of six Redmen to collect one hit at the plate, along with James Vardy, second-baseman Jamie Fuoco, catcher Steven Rintoul, third-baseman Robert Sedin and shortstop Tyler Welence.
Pencilled in to start in the semi for McGill is Ryan Kramer, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound right-hander from New Vernon, N.J., is considered one of two aces on the McGill pitching staff.
|CCBA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT BOXSCORE|
|(Game 3, Oct. 25, 2014)|
Université de Montreal
|Gabriel De Lisi||4||0||3||1||0||0|
|2014 CCBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHP SCHEDULE REVISED|
|(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|
|Oct. 24||UNB 2||Holland 1||Trudeau Park|
|Oct. 24||Concordia 15||Saint Mary’s 1||Lake Road Park|
|Oct. 24||McGill 8||UNB 0||Trudeau Park|
|Oct. 24||Concordia 5||Montreal 4||Lake Road Park|
|Oct. 24||Montreal 8||Holland 0||Lake Road Park|
|Oct. 24||McGill 6||Saint Mary’s 1||Trudeau Park|
|Oct. 25||Concordia 4||UNB 2||Lake Road Park|
|Oct. 25||Montreal 9||McGill 2||Trudeau Park|
|Oct. 25||Saint Mary’s 3||Holland 2||Trudeau Park|
|Oct. 26||Saint Mary’s||UNB||Trudeau Park||8 a.m.|
|Oct. 26||Semifinal (Concordia vs TBD)||Trudeau Park||10 a.m.|
|Oct. 26||Semifinal (Montreal vs McGill)||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 REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS|
|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|
|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|