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

Artwork inspires Glenlyon Norfolk student

A teen party turned philanthropic in the wake of an Artemis Place… Continue reading

Central Saanich veteran receives Legion of Honour from France

Kenneth Brind flew 30 bombing missions over France during the Second World War

Victoria hopes to have a fully electric bus fleet by 2030

Business plan to be created, region to request its use as a pilot community for project

Castaway Wanderers win battle for U18 provincial title

Team made up of players from Oak Bay, St. Michaels, Glenlyon Norfolks, Claremont and Mt. Doug

Oak Bay not moving forward with plastic bag ban

The committee of the whole was unanimous in wanting to hold off until results are known

VIDEO: Four more bikes stolen last week from Oak Bay High and Rec Centre

Increase in bike thefts highlight importance of Oak Bay Bike Registry

BC Ferries adds extra sailings for Christmas

More than 175 sailings are being added, including 130 between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island

Horgan says pot smokers may face same outdoor rules as cigarette smokers

B.C. is developing its rules on recreational marijuana

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers naughty list for the week of Dec. 12

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Truck driver volunteers to take dog lost in B.C. back home to Alberta

Frankie, a pit bull service dog, was found wandering in the Lower Mainland

Ladysmith woman who jumped from ferry meets rescuers

A local artist who survived five hours in the frigid waters of… Continue reading

B.C. teacher suspended after explicit images projected to class

Jeffrey Rohin Muthanna had been viewing porn on a school laptop for two years

Man who pledged to give B.C. hockey team millions charged with fraud

Mike Gould has since repaid $8,000 he allegedly owed Cranbrook restaurant, owner says

Strong economy fuels housing sales in B.C.: report

Economist says demand for houses is being supported by a large number of millennials entering the market

Most Read