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National senior baseball championship launches today with home-run derby


Baseball Canada’s 2014 senior men’s national championship gets underway in St. John’s and Mount Pearl today, and the province has two teams vying for the crown.

The Corner Brook Barons, by virtue of their 4-1 series win over the St. John’s Winmar Capitals in last year’s provincial final, are the provincial representatives, while the Capitals are the host team.

St. John’s has represented the province at 12 the previous 13 national championships — the team was missing several key players in 2012 and opted not to make a trip to British Columbia — with the Capitals’ best finish being an appearance in the bronze-medal game in 2009.

Opening ceremonies are tonight at St. Pat’s Ball Park in St. John’s, followed by a home run derby in aid of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 

The tournament begins in earnest on Thursday morning. The Barons open against Nova Scotia at 4 p.m. and the Capitals take on Saskatchewan at 7 p.m. Both games are at St. Pat’s. Games will also be played at Smallwood Field in Mount Pearl.

 

Tournament Schedule

Today

6 p.m., St. Pat’s Ball Park, opening ceremonies and home run contest

 

Thursday

10 a.m., St. Pat’s Ball Park, New Brunswick vs Ontario   

11 a.m., Smallwood Field, Nova Scotia vs Manitoba   

1 p.m., St. Pat’s Ball Park, British Columbia vs Ontario 2   

3 p.m., Smallwood Field, New Brunswick vs Alberta   

4 p.m., St. Pat’s Ball Park, Corner Brook vs Nova Scotia   

7 p.m., St. Pat’s Ball Park vs St. John’s vs Saskatchewan   

 

Friday

10 a.m., St. Pat’s Ball Park, Corner Brook vs Manitoba   

10 a.m., Smallwood Field, Alberta vs Ontario   

1 p.m., St. Pat’s Ball Park, St. John’s vs New Brunswick   

1 p.m., Smallwood Field, Nova Scotia vs British Columbia   

4 p.m., St. Pat’s Ball Park, Saskatchewan vs Alberta   

4 p.m., Smallwood Field, Ontario 2 vs Corner Brook   

7 p.m., St. Pat’s Ball Park, Ontario vs St. John’s   

7 p.m., Smallwood Field, Manitoba vs British Columbia   

 

Saturday     

9 a.m., St. Pat’s Ball Park, Ontario 2 vs Nova Scotia   

9 a.m., Smallwood Field, Saskatchewan vs New Brunswick   

12 p.m., St. Pat’s Ball Park, Alberta vs St. John’s   

12 p.m., Smallwood Field, British Columbia vs Corner Brook   

3 p.m., St. Pat’s Ball Park, Manitoba vs Ontario 2   

3 p.m., Smallwood Field, Ontario vs Saskatchewan   

7 p.m., St. Pat’s Ball Park, third place Pool A vs second place Pool B

7 p.m., Smallwood Field, third place Pool B vs second place Pool A

 

 

Sunday

10 a.m., St. Pat’s Ball Park, winner of 7 p.m. St. Pat’s game vs first place Pool A

1 p.m., St. Pat’s Ball Park, winner of 7 p.m. Friday Smallwood game vs first place Pool B

4:30 p.m., St. Pat’s Ball Park, bronze-medal game

7:30 p.m., St. Pat’s Ball Park, gold-medal game

 

POOLS

Pool A

Host (St. John’s Capitals)

Ontario

Alberta

Saskatchewan

New Brunswick

 

Pool B

Newfoundland and Labrador

(Corner Brook Barons)

British Columbia

Manitoba

Ontario 2

Nova Scotia

 

— courtesy Baseball Canada

 

 

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