The Carillon Sultans will represent our province at the National 18U Baseball Championship next month in Fort McMurray. The Sultans downed Winnipeg South 4-2 in the final of the Provincial 18U AAA Championship Sunday at Charleswood Park in Wpg. The Sultans earned its spot in the final thanks to a 5-0 round robin record.
Carillon, South Central and Oildome were the top three finishers at the 15U AAA qualifier in Ile des Chenes and will compete in the Provincial Tier 1 championship this weekend in Brandon. Carillon, South Central and Brandon were the top three finishers at the 13U AAA qualifier in Niverville and will play in the Provincial Tier 1 championship this weekend in Altona.
The Carillon Sultans are one win away from a trip to the Manitoba Junior Baseball League final. Meech Nadeau singled home Austin Friesen from third base with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Carillon defeated the Elmwood Giants 4-3 Sunday in La Broquerie. Mason Hartung added a two-run homer for the Sultans who evened the best-of-three semifinal at a game a piece. The deciding third game goes tonight at Koskie Field. The Altona Bisons downed the St. James A's 6-1. That series is tied at one and game three is set for tonight at Optimist Park.
Team Manitoba lost 12-10 to Ontario (2) and finished with a 1-4 record at Baseball Canada's Women's Invitational Championship in Stonewall. Ontario (1) defeated the Quebec Elite Team 9-8 in the gold medal game. Team Manitoba's roster included Mercedees Gorham of Steinbach, Kennedy Toews of Blumenort, Raven Carriére of La Broquerie, Caitlin Culleton of Vassar, Brittany Langlais of Garson and Avery Pickering of St. Adolphe.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes defeated Gary 3-0 and completed a three-game sweep of the SouthShore RailCats. Rookie Goldeyes starter RJ Martinez allowed just four hits over six innings of work to earn the victory. He struck out five and did not walk a batter. The 23-year-old lefty retired 11 of the last 12 batters he faced. Zac Ryan, Travis Seabrooke, and Tasker Strobel each threw an inning of scoreless relief as Winnipeg blanked the RailCats for the second consecutive Sunday. Strobel pitched around a two-out double in the ninth inning to convert his 17th save of the season, tying him for the American Association lead with Fargo-Moorhead’s Alex DuBord.
Canadian athletes won 4 medals and recorded 14, top-8 results at the world track and field championships that wrapped up Sunday in Eugene, Oregon. The final medal came courtesy of Pierce LePage of Whitby, Ontario, who collected silver in the decathlon. Canada's other medallists were the men's 4x100-metre relay team, which won gold; Camryn Rogers of Surrey who won silver in women's hammer throw, and Edmonton's Marco Arop, who raced to bronze in the men's 800 metres.