Team BC would fall one win shy of Gold at the Midget AAA National Championships in Quebec falling 4-1 in the championship game to Team Alberta on Sunday.
Team Alberta starter Matt Lloyd (Okotoks) had an unbelievable game. The 16 year old would toss a complete game, scattering just three hits while striking out 10.
BC would jump in front 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning as Rees Weninger (Kelowna) would score on a wild pitch. It would turn out to be the only run Team BC would score.
Alberta would tie the championship game in the third inning off BC starter Lucas Lapinski (Victoria). Eduardo Sanchez (Okotoks) would tally a two out RBI single to score Blake Patterson (Calgary).
In the top of the fifth Alberta would score, what would turn out to be the winning run. Sanchez would record his second of three RBIs on the day with a sac fly to score Roberto Valdez (Chestermere). The run was unearned.
In the seventh, Alberta put the game out of reach by scoring twice. Sanchez brought home Patterson with another sac fly, before Ramon Valdez (Chestermere) singles home the fourth Alberta run of the game.
Earlier in the day BC would beat Quebec 4-3 in the semi-final to advance to the gold medal game.
BC breezed through the round robin play finishing 4-0 outscoring their opponents 19-7. All in all, the club would finish the tournament 5-1 with a silver medal.
Courtesy of Ryan Watters - Baseball BC Media