Kyle Ross (Maple Ridge, BC) came within one out of a complete-game shutout, as he led BC to a 5-1 victory over Alberta to win the Baseball Canada Cup.
Ross was dominant through six and two-thirds innings allowing only one earned run, three hits, four walks, while striking out six batters. He was removed from the game after allowing a run with two out in the top of the seventh in favour of Matteo Vincelli (Burnaby, BC) who struck out the only batter he faced to end the game.
Trevor Loftstrom (West Kelowna, BC) scored the games first run in the bottom of the second after Alberta starter Nick Vickers (Calgary, AB) issued a two-out walk with the bases loaded.
Vickers put up a valiant effort for Alberta holding BC scoreless in the third and fourth frames before allowing a two-out double to Tanner Rempel (Abbotsford, BC) who later scored the eventual game-winning run on a single from Tom Melenchuck (Surrey, BC).
BC went on to add three runs in the sixth before Alberta broke the shutout bid with a two-out single in the seventh off the bat of Matt Purschke (Stony Plain, AB).
Tournament awards went to:
Zach Fascia (ON) – Top Catcher
Jesse Mycock (BC) – Top Defensive Player
Brett Esau (SK) – Top Hitter
Story courtesy of Baseball Canada