Prep Baseball Report

Tournament 12 Day 1 Recap

Chris Kemlo and Andrew Maclean
Ontario & Alberta Directorâ

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Tournament 12 Day 1 Recap


Atlantic - 1
Prairies - 0

Rogers Centre: Kicking off the 2018 Tournament 12 were Team Atlantic take on the Prairies in the first matchup of the day. It was a low scoring affair, with Atlantic taking care of the offence in a 1-0 win. 2019 nova Scotia native and member of the Dawgs Academy Micah McDowell supplied the offense with his speed as he had a base hit to lead-off the game, and followed that with a walk and proceeded to steal 4 bases on the day. The Oregon State commit is a very toolsy player and is currently ranked 3rd in Alberta’s 2019 class.

Evan O’Toole, a live arm from the 2019 class in Alberta went three scoreless on the day, only giving one hit while striking out 6. Jackson Wilson and Jordan Fortin each went two scoreless to preserve the win out the pen.

Okotok Dawgs right-hander Jordan Lussier got the nod for Team Prairies on the mound and was very efficient in his 4 innings of work, striking out 9 while walking two and giving up only two hits.

The pre-set 1-1 counts are definitely in favour of the pitcher, and the first game was a pitchers duel from the get go.


Quebec - 7
Futures - 4

Rogers Centre: Our second matchup of the day saw Team Quebec battle it out against the youngsters and first timers for the most part, the Futures Team.

Quebec sent 2019 left-hander Antoine Jean to the hill and he walked away the winner, only making one mistake that cost him, a fastball that was left up for a two-run triple. Other than that, his curveball was a big part in his success, keeping the opposition off-balance.

Both 2020 right-hander Jaycob Lachance and National Team member Viktor Bergeron were stellar in relief, with Bergeron striking out 4 in his two innings of work.

Offensively, Jason Begin and Simon Menier led the offence with each driving in a pair of runs.

For the Futures, Loreto Siniscalchi worked the 7th inning and struck out the side. His overhand curveball gave hitters trouble and was able to use that as an out pitch.

The big knock early on for Futures was a triple by 2021 Elijha Hammill which plated two and brough the Futures within one early on but 9 walks in total by the Futures pitching staff was just to many on the day and a veteran ballclub in Quebec capitalized on the mistakes.


Ontario - 6
Alberta - 1

Rogers Centre: The first appearance for both teams of Tournament 12, Ontario Black got off to an early start in this one, plating two runs in the first and never looked back. 2019 right-hander Hayden Pilmer went three scoreless on the mound, not allowing a hit and striking out 4.


The Great Lake Canadians are well represented on Ont. Black and they led the offense today as Alabama commit Owen Diodati hit the first homerun of the tournament, lacing a shot into the right-field bullpen while Eric Martin and Brian Zapp each had big hits that drove in runs.

Both Noah Lalonde, uncommitted 2019 and Nelson Mercado, an uncommitted 2021 right-hander were impressive out of the pen, both were up to 87 mph and Mercado struck out 6 in his two innings of work.

Not much doing on the offensive side for Alberta with LSU Eunice commit Ayden Makarus driving in the only run of the day with a line drive right back up the middle, other than that they were held at bay by Ontario Blacks arms.

On the mound, Jack Cust jumped out as he struck out 6 in his two innings of work and displayed athleticism in his delivery while featuring a 3-pitch arsenal and good action on his pitches.

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