B.C. grabs gold in Baseball Canada nationals in Victoria

Adopted home team scores early in final, hangs on to beat New Brunswick 5-3

Local fans had plenty to cheer about Sunday at Royal Athletic Park, as B.C. brought home the gold at the Baseball Canada Men’s National Championships.

The Burnaby Bulldogs built a 5-1 lead through six and-a-half innings, then put down a New Brunswick rally in the last of the seventh to win the title 5-3.

The Bulldogs’ Scott Webster hit a two-out, three-run home run off Fredericton Royals left-hander Jay Johnson in the top of the inning to give his team some breathing room.

But the New Brunswick team wasn’t done. Blake Gallagher and Dave Barr hit back-to-back singles to start the frame, and two batters later Mark Phillips smacked a two-run double to centre.

B.C. closer Shawn Schaefer of Pitt Meadows, who started the inning, settled down after that. He fielded a grounder himself for the second out then struck out the final batter to record the save. Shawn Anderson of Burnaby picked up the win, scattering six hits over four innings and allowing one run. New Brunswick starter Pascal McCarthy lasted just three innings and was handed the loss.

Team B.C. went 3-1 in round robin play and defeated Tecumseh, Ont. 11-3 in the quarter-finals Saturday, before downing Red Deer 7-1 in the semifinal on Sunday morning.

editor@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Real estate money laundering ‘deeply troubling’

Attorney General will investigate

Victoria Harbour most polluted on B.C. coast: study

City’s industrial past and more recently, pharmaceuticals, create high levels of pollutants

Watch for high winds today and tomorrow

A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria. According to Environment… Continue reading

Beauty Day at Our Place a chance to rise above daily struggles

Annual pampering event draws women of all ages and circumstances

Victoria dog attacked by otters off Dallas Road

Off-leash dogs and wildlife can make for a poor mix, veterinary staffer says

WATCH: Vancouver Island man catches dashcam video of near head-on crash

Video shows oncoming van cross over centre line

B.C. man brings dog to court as ‘best witness’

Man is defending himself on charges of uttering threats, possessing weapon for dangerous purposes

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Vancouver artist’s cartoon of Florida school shooting resonates

Cartoon shows football coach, one of the victims, meeting others killed in school shootings

Trudeau family arrives in India for state visit

Seven-day visit includes meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Military seeks DNA experts to help ID missing war dead

Federal program recovers, identifies and arranges burials for Canada’s nearly 28,000 missing war dead

B.C. files new legal action against TransMountain pipeline

Province tries to uphold City of Burnaby bylaws, provoking Alberta

BCHL Today: Powell River stuns Vernon and BCHL grads lead Team Canada

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Reports of money laundering in B.C. real estate ‘troubling’: attorney general

News report alleges people connected to fentanyl trade are using B.C. real estate to launder money

Most Read