Atlantic Collegiate Baseball Association – 2021 – Week 4 Summary

Things got back to normal for the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball Association in Week 4 with all games proceeding as scheduled. Games that were rained out during Week 3 will be made up this coming weekend.

Saturday October 2, 2021

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Holland College Hurricanes @ Acadia Axemen

In Game 1, Acadia shut out Holland College by a score of 9 to 0. The Acadia offense was led by Jackson Colbourne (2 for 3 with a Triple, an RBI, and 2 Runs Scored), Pat McWilliam (2 for 4 with a Double, 3 RBI’s, and a Run Scored), and Doug Hassell (1 for 3 with a Home Run). Matt Bradley went 7 complete for the Win, giving up 0 Earned Runs and 2 Hits while Walking 4, Striking Out 8, and throwing a total of 106 pitches. Acadia committed No Errors in the game. For Holland College, Ben MacDougall and Ethan McLellan had the only 2 hits in the game. Starter Cody LeBlanc took the Loss, giving up 6 Hits and 5 Earned Runs over 5 innings, while Walking 1, Striking Out 3, and throwing a total of 85 pitches. Holland College committed 3 Errors in the game.

In Game 2, Holland College came back with a solid offensive output to beat Acadia 8 to 3. The Holland College offense was very balanced with only Rhyann Storr recording more than 1 of their 8 Hits (2 for 4 with an RBI). Six Hurricanes went 1 for 3 including Dylan Worth (a Double, 3 RBI’s, and a Run Scored), Ben MacDougall (a Double, a Walk, an RBI, and a Run Scored), Drew Grady, Ethan McLellan (a Double, a Walk and a Run Scored), Brayden Lebel (a Walk and 2 Runs Scored), and Matt Peacock (a Walk, an RBI, and a Run Scored). Starter Eric Anderson threw 6 1/3 Innings for the Win, giving up 1 Earned Run and 4 Hits while Walking 5, Striking Out 3, and throwing a total of 96 pitches. Holland College committed 1 Error in the game. For Acadia, Eric Wozniewicz, Parker MacIntyre, Pat McWilliam, Doug Hassell, and Seth Routledge each chipped in with 1 hit. Starter Jacobie Ford took the Loss, giving up 5 Hits and 4 Earned Runs over 5 1/3 innings, while Walking 4, Striking Out 3, and throwing a total of 87 pitches. Acadia committed 1 Error in the game.

Dalhousie Tigers @ St. Francis Xavier X-Men

In Game 1, STFX shut out Dal by a score of 8 to 0. The Acadia offense was led by Lucas Fraser (4 for 4 with 2 Doubles, 2 RBI’s, and 2 Runs Scored), Kyle Moore (3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s), Ty Arsenault (2 for 3 with 2 Runs Scored) and Dylan Brown (2 for 4 with an RBI). Brett Baxter went 7 complete for the Win, giving up 0 Earned Runs and 5 Hits while Walking 1, Striking Out 5, and throwing a total of 113 pitches. STFX committed 4 Errors in the game. For Dalhousie, Josh Hatfield went 2 for 3 with a Double while D Garinger, Ben Widdecombe, and Dylan Corsini each chipped in with a Hit. Starter Nick Manias took the Loss, giving up 13 Hits and 7 Earned Runs over 6 innings, while Walking 4, Striking Out 3, and throwing a total of 111 pitches. Dalhousie committed 2 Errors in the game.

In Game 2, offense was tough to come by but Dalhousie scored in the 7th to win it 1 to 0. The Dalhousie Offense was led by Dylan Corsini (2 for 3 with the only Run Scored), Kiwean Song (1 for 2 with a Walk and the only RBI), and Ben Widdecombe (1 for 3). Starter Garrett Windsor went 7 complete for the Win, giving up 0 Earned Runs and 1 Hit while Walking 1, Striking Out 2, and throwing a total of 80 pitches. Dalhousie committed 2 Errors in the game. For STFX, Ty Arsenault had their only Hit in the game. Starter Dylan Brown took the Loss, giving up 4 Hits and 1 Earned Run over 7 innings, while Walking 1, Striking Out 8, and throwing a total of 93 pitches. STFX committed no Errors in the game.

University of New Brunswick Reds @ Saint Mary’s Huskies

In Game 1, Saint Mary’s was able to come up with a 6 to 4 Win over UNB. The Saint Mary’s offense was able to score 6 runs with only 4 hits, one each from Luke Robison (1 for 2 with and RBI and a Run Score), Brett Stover (1 for 2 with a Walk and a Run Scored), Oscar Kozariz (1 for 3 with a Run Scored), and Logan MacNeil (1 for 3 with a Run Scored). Spencer Murray went 7 complete for the Win, giving up 2 Earned Runs and 6 Hits while Walking 4, Striking Out 8, and throwing a total of 107 pitches. SMU committed 2 Errors in the game. For UNB, the offense was led by Connor Hill (2 for 4 with a Run Scored), Luke Smith (1 for 2 with a Run Scored), David Bunce (1 for 2 with a Walk), Connor Ellsworth (1 for 3), and Nick Rushton (1 for 4 with 2 RBI’s). Starter Diego Leclair took the Loss, giving up 3 Hits and 4 Earned Runs over 3 2/3 innings, while Walking 3, Striking Out 4, and throwing a total of 67 pitches. UNB committed 2 Errors in the game.

In Game 2, UNB got the bats going and put a 14 to 2 beating on SMU. The UNB offense was led by Owen Lohnes (2 for 3 with a Grand Slam Home Run, 5 RBI’s, and a Run Scored), Connor Hill (2 for 3 with 2 Doubles, 2 Walks, and 3 Runs Scored), Adam Estey (2 for 3 with a Walk, an RBI, and 3 Runs Scored) and Connor Ellsworth (2 for 3 with a Walk, an RBI, and a Run Scored). Starter Rylan Matchett went 6 Innings for the Win, giving up 2 Earned Runs and 7 Hits while Walking 2, Striking Out 0, and throwing a total of 90 pitches. UNB committed 1 Error in the game. For SMU, the offense was led by Oscar Kozariz (2 for 3 with a Double and a Run Scored), Kyle Sampson (2 for 3 with a Run Scored), and Spencer Murray (2 for 3). Starter Cameron Hughes took the Loss, giving up 4 Hits and 1 Earned Run over 7 innings, while Walking 4, Striking Out 3, and throwing a total of 84 pitches. SMU committed 4 Errors in the game.

Sunday October 3, 2021

Acadia Axemen @ Saint Mary’s Huskies

In Game 1, Acadia beat SMU by a score of 10 to 4. The Acadia offense was led by Doug Hassell (3 for 4 with 4 RBI’s), Garrett Culleton (2 for 3 with a Home Run, a Walk, 2 RBI’s, and 4 Runs Scored), and Jamal Davis (2 for 3 with a Walk, and 2 RBI’s). Jake MacKinnon went 7 complete for the Win, giving up 4 Earned Runs and 8 Hits while Walking 4, Striking Out 4, and throwing a total of 133 pitches. Acadia committed 1 Error in the game. For SMU, the offense was led by Logan Raftus (3 for 4 with a Run Scored) and Brett Stover (1 for 3 with 3 RBI’s). Spencer Murray, Larry Barton, Oscar Kozariz, and Logan MacNeil each chipped in with a Hit of their own. Starter Brock Townsend took the Loss, giving up 7 Hits and 5 Earned Runs over 5 1/3 innings, while Walking 5, Striking Out 3, and throwing a total of 98 pitches. SMU committed 3 Errors in the game.

In Game 2, Acadia came out on top of SMU by the exact same score of 10 to 4. The Acadia offense was very balanced with 9 player recording Hits. The top hitters included Garrett Culleton (2 for 3 with 2 Walks, 1 RBI, and 2 Runs Scored), Cole Stevens (2 for 3 with a Run Scored), Seth Routledge (1 for 2 with a Double, 2 Walks, an RBI, and 2 Runs Scored), Jake MacKinnon (1 for 2 with 2 Walk, 2 RBI’s, and a Run Scored), Doug Hassell (2 for 5 with an RBI and 2 Runs Scored), and Pat McWilliam (2 for 5 with a Double and an RBI). Starter Keegan Gaskell went 7 complete for the Win, giving up 3 Earned Runs and 8 Hits while Walking 2, Striking Out 6, and throwing a total of 97 pitches. Acadia committed 3 Errors in the game. For Saint Mary’s the offense was led by Justin Hubley (2 for 3 with a Double and Run Scored), Brock Townsend (2 for 4 with a Double, 2 RBI’s and a Run Scored), and Spencer Murray (2 for 4). Starter JLogan MacNeil took the Loss, giving up 12 Hits and 9 Earned Runs over 5 1/3 innings, while Walking 6, Striking Out 4, and throwing a total of 123 pitches. SMU committed 2 Errors in the game.

Holland College Hurricanes @ St. Francis Xavier X-Men

In Game 1, Holland College beat St. FX by a score of 10 to 4. The Hurricanes offense was led by Dylan Worth (2 for 3 with a Double, a Walk, 3 RBI’s, and 2 Runs Scored), Drew Grady (2 for 4 with a Double, 4 RBI’s, and a Run Scored), Ethan McLellan (2 for 4), and Jack MacKenzie (2 for 5 with 2 Runs Scored). Ben MacDougall went 7 complete for the Win, giving up 1 Earned Run and 3 Hits while Walking 3, Striking Out 8, and throwing a total of 105 pitches. Holland College committed 2 Errors in the game. For STFX, the offense was led by Ewan Galloway (1 for 2 with a Walk and an RBI), Kyle Moore (1 for 2 with a Walk and a Run Score), and Michael Sampson (1 for 3 with a Double and an RBI). Starter Dominik Tremblay took the Loss, giving up 5 Hits and 7 Runs (only 2 Earned) over 5 2/3 innings, while Walking 4, Striking Out 3, and throwing a total of 111 pitches. STFX committed 3 Errors in the game.

In Game 2, Holland College really got the bats going with 16 Hits in a 15 to 5 Win over STFX. The top hitters for Holland College included Brett Caissie (3 for 4 with a Double, a Walk, 2 RBI’s, and 2 Runs Scored), Ben MacDougall (3 for 4 with a Walk, an RBI, and 2 Runs Scored), Garret Hebert (2 for 4 with a Walk, an RBI, and 3 Runs Scored), Rhyan Storr (2 for 4 with a Double, a Walk, 2 RBI’s, and a Run Scored), and Drew Grady (2 for 4 with a Walk, 2 RBI’s, and a Run Scored). Reliever Jack MacKenzie took over for Starter Ethan McLellan and threw 5 Innings for the Win, giving up 1 Earned Run and 6 Hits while Walking 2, Striking Out 6, and throwing a total of 82 pitches. Holland College committed 1 Error in the game. For STFX the offense was led by Kyle Moore (2 for 4 with a Double and Run Scored), Lucas Fraser (2 for 4 with a Run Scored), Brett Baxter (2 for 4 with a Run Scored), and Michael Sampson (1 for 3 with a Double and an RBI). Starter Jonathan Tremblay took the Loss, giving up 5 Hits and 5 Earned Runs over 3 1/3 innings, while Walking 4, Striking Out 4, and throwing a total of 69 pitches. STFX committed 1 Error in the game.

University of New Brunswick Reds @ Dalhousie University Tigers

In Game 1, UNB beat Dal by a score of 9 to 7. The Reds offense was led by Adam Estey (3 for 4 with a Double, a Triple, a Walk, and 3 Runs Scored), Matthew Munn (2 for 3 with a Walk, and 2 Runs Scored), and Rylan Matchett (2 for 4 with a Double, a Walk, 2 RBI’s and 2 Runs Scored). Reliever Ryan Nason took over for Starter Matt Nason and threw 3 Innings for the Win, giving up 0 Earned Runs and 2 Hits while Walking 2, Striking Out 6, and throwing a total of 59 pitches. UNB committed 2 Errors in the game. For Dal, the offense was led by Zach Bond (1 for 1 with 2 Walks and 3 Runs Scored), Dylan Corsini (3 for 4 with a Double, an RBI, and a Run Scored), Mark Howatt (1 for 3 with a Double, a Walk and 2 RBI’s), and Ben Rittenberg (1 for 3 with an RBI and a Run Scored). Starter D Garinger took the Loss, giving up 4 Hits and 8 Runs (only 4 Earned) over 2 innings, while Walking 6, Striking Out 1, and throwing a total of 74 pitches. Dal committed 3 Errors in the game.

In Game 2, UNB kept the bats going with 13 Hits in a 7 to 5 Win over Dal. The top hitters for the Reds included Matt Nason (3 for 4 with a Double, a Triple, an RBI, and a Run Scored), Connor Hill (3 for 4 with 2 Runs Scored), and Nick Rushton (3 for 4 with 2 Runs Scored). Reliever Owen Lohnes took over for Starter David Bunce and threw 2 Innings for the Win, giving up 3 Earned Runs and 2 Hits while Walking 3, Striking Out 3, and throwing a total of 51 pitches. UNB committed 1 Error in the game. For Dal the offense was led by Aidan Rittenberg (1 for 2 with a Walk and 2 Runs Scored), Ben Rittenberg (1 for 3 with a Double, a Walk, an RBI, and a Run Scored), and Zach Bond (1 for 3 with a Walk and 2 Runs Scored). Reliever Evan Dunbrille took the Loss, giving up 4 Hits and 2 Earned Runs over 1 2/3 innings, while Walking 2, Striking Out 0, and throwing a total of 43 pitches. Dal committed 2 Errors in the game.

Atlantic Collegiate Baseball Association – 2021 – Week 3 Summary

Mother Nature was not in a cooperative mood this past weekend so only two Double-Headers were played, both on Saturday.

Saturday September 25, 2021

Dalhousie Tigers @ Acadia Axemen

In Game 1, Acadia beat Dal by a score of 11 to 3. The Acadia offense was led by Doug Hassell (3 for 4 with a Home Run, 4 RBI’s, and 2 Runs Scored) and Pat McWilliam (2 for 4 with a Double, 2 RBI’s, and a Run Scored). Jake MacKinnon pitched 6 innings for the Win in relief of Starter Keegan Gaskell, giving up 0 Earned Runs and 2 Hits while Walking 1, Striking Out 10, and throwing a total of 100 pitches. Acadia committed 2 Errors in the game. For Dal, Dylan Corsini led the way with 2 Hits and a Run Scored. Zack Bond, Aidan Rittenberg, and D Garinger each chipped in with a Hit of their own. Nick Manias took the Loss, giving up 5 Hits and 7 Earned Runs over 2 1/3 innings, while Walking 5, Striking Out 1, and throwing a total of 66 pitches. Dalhousie committed 2 Errors in the game.

In Game 2, Dalhousie came back with a big offensive output to beat Acadia 16 to 7. The Dal offense was led by Zack Bond (4 for 5 with a Double, 3 RBI’s, and 3 Runs Scored), Evan Dunbrille (3 for 4 with an RBI and 2 Runs Scored), Ben Widdecombe (2 for 3 with a Double, 2 Walks, an RBI, and 2 Runs Scored), and Ben Rittenburg (2 for 4 with 2 Doubles, a Walk, 5 RBI’s, and 2 Runs Scored). Garrett Windsor went 7 complete for the Win, giving up 3 Earned Runs and 6 Hits while Walking 1, Striking Out 4, and throwing a total of 102 pitches. Dal committed 3 Errors in the game. For Acadia, Jake MacKinnon led the offense going 3 for 3 with a Double, an RBI, and 2 Runs Scored while Kieran Finn (1 for 2 with a Double and 2 Runs Scored), Doug Hassell (1 for 3 with an RBI and a Run Scored), and Seth Routledge (1 for 3 with a Double and a Run Scored) chipped in as well. Reliever Cole Stevens took over from Starter Jacobie Ford and took the Loss, giving up 3 Hits and 5 Runs (only 1 Earned) over 1/3 of an inning, while Walking 2, Striking Out 1, and throwing a total of 33 pitches. Acadia committed 2 Errors in the game.

St. Mary’s Huskies @ St. Francis Xavier X-Men

In Game 1, STFX doubled-up SMU by a score of 4 to 2. The STFX offense was led by Kyle Moore (3 for 3), Dobson Boudreau (1 for 2 with a Walk and a Run Scored), Ewan Galloway (1 for 3 with a Double and 2 RBI’s), Lucas Fraser (1 for 3 with a Walk and a Run Scored), and Jack Walsh (1 for 3 with an RBI). Brett Baxter went 7 complete for the Win, giving up 2 Earned Runs and 7 Hits while Walking 2, Striking Out 3, and throwing a total of 106 pitches. STFX did not commit an Error in the game. For SMU, Larry Barton (2 for 4 with a Double and an RBI) and Kyle Sampson (2 for 4 with a Run Scored) led the way. Spencer Murray, Brock Townsend, and Logan MacNeil each chipped in with a Hit of their own. Spencer Murray took the Loss, giving up 8 Hits and 4 Earned Runs over 6 innings, while Walking 3, Striking Out 8, and throwing a total of 117 pitches. St. Mary’s committed 2 Errors in the game.

In Game 2, STFX came out victorious again with a 9 to 7 Win over SMU. The STFX offense was led by Kyle Moore (2 for 3 with a Double, 3 RBI’s, and 3 Runs Scored), Dominick Tremblay (2 for 3 with a Walk and 2 Runs Scored), Lucas Fraser (2 for 4 with a Double, a Walk, and 3 Runs Scored), and Jack Walsh (1 for 4 with a Double, a Walk, 4 RBI’s, and a Run Scored). Starter Jonathan Tremblay threw 3.2 innings for the Win, giving up 2 Earned Runs and 3 Hits while Walking 4, Striking Out 1, and throwing a total of 66 pitches. STFX committed 3 Errors in the game. SMU had contributions from several hitters including Oscar Kozariz (1 for 1 with 2 Walks, an RBI, and 2 Runs Scored), Logan Raftus (1 for 1 with a Walk and 2 Runs Scored), Shane Doyle (1 for 2 with 2 Walks and a Run Score), and Brock Townsend (1 for 2 with 2 Walks and a Run Scored). Reliever Kyle Sampson took over from Starter Brock Townsend and took the Loss, giving up 3 Hits and 5 Runs (only 2 Earned) over 2 1/3 innings, while Walking 4, Striking Out 3, and throwing a total of 55 pitches. SMU committed 3 Errors in the game.

Atlantic Collegiate Baseball Association – 2021 – Week 2 Summary

Saturday September 18, 2021

Saint Mary’s Huskies @ Acadia Axemen

In Game 1, Acadia beat SMU by a score of 3 to 2. The Acadia offense was not exactly on fire with only 3 hits as a group – one each from G Cullerton, Pat MacWilliam, and Jacobie Ford – but they were good enough to get it done. Jake MacKinnon went 7 complete for the Win, giving up 0 Earned Runs and 8 Hits while Walking 3, Striking Out 7, and throwing a total of 102 pitches. Acadia committed 1 Error in the game. For SMU, Larry Barton led the way for SMU with 2 Hits, a Walk, and both of the team’s RBI’s. Oscar Kozariz and Logan MacNeil chipped in with two hits each of their own. Spencer Murray took the Loss, giving up 3 Hits and 2 Earned Runs over 5 2/3 innings, while Walking 5, Striking Out 7, and throwing a total of 115 pitches. SMU committed 3 Errors in the game.

In Game 2, Acadia tripled SMU’s output for a 9 to 3 Win. The Acadia offense woke up in this game with 8 of their 9 batters recording Hits. Top hitters included Jackson Colbourne (2 for 3 with a Walk), G Cullerton (1 for 2 with a Walk and a Run Scored), Cam Lynds (1 for 2 with a Walk, an RBI, and 3 Runs Scored), and Seth Routhledge (1 for 3 with Two RBI’s and a Run Scored). Jacobie Ford went 7 complete for the Win, giving up 1 Earned Run and 4 Hits while Walking 3, Striking Out 3, and throwing a total of 99 pitches. Acadia committed 2 Errors in the game. For SMU, Spencer Murray, Oscar Kozariz, Logan Raftus, and Logan MacNeil chipped in with a hit each. Cameron Hughes took the Loss, giving up 5 Hits and 5 Earned Runs over 3 1/3 innings, while Walking 4, Striking Out 4, and throwing a total of 78 pitches. SMU committed 2 Errors in the game.

University of New Brunswick Reds @ Holland College Hurricanes

In Game 1, Holland College topped UNB by a score of 6 to 4. The Holland College offense was led by Jack MacKenzie (2 for 3 with a Walk and a Run Scored), Drew Grady (2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s), and Ben MacDougall (1 for 3 with a Walk, 3 RBI’s, and a Run Scored). Cody LeBlanc pitched 3 2/3 innings in relief of Starter Ronny De La Cruz to take the Win, giving up 2 Earned Runs and 0 Hits while Walking 7, Striking Out 4, and throwing a total of 84 pitches. Holland College committed 3 Errors in the game. UNB could only manage 2 hits in the game – one each from Nick St Pierre and Matt Nason. Connor Hill chipped in with a couple of Walks and an RBI. Starter Rylan Matchett took the Loss, giving up 6 Hits and 4 Earned Runs over 4 2/3 innings, while Walking 2, Striking Out 6, and throwing a total of 75 pitches. UNB committed no Errors in the game.

In Game 2, Holland College dominated for an 8 to 1 Win. The Holland College offense was led by Garret Herbert (2 for 2 with a Walk, an RBI, and 2 Runs Scored), Rhyan Storr (2 for 3 with a Walk and 2 RBI’s) and Dylan Worth (1 for 2 with 2 Walks, an RBI and 2 Runs Scored). Jack MacKenzie went 7 complete for the Win, giving up 0 Earned Runs and 5 Hits while Walking 3, Striking Out 7, and throwing a total of 102 pitches. Holland College committed 3 Errors in this game as well. For UNB, leadoff man Connor Hill was 2 for 3, while Nick Rushton, David Bunce, and Luke Smith chipped in with a hit each. Starter Nick St Pierre took the Loss, giving up 4 Hits and 4 Earned Runs over 4 innings, while Walking 3, Striking Out 3, and throwing a total of 61 pitches. UNB committed 2 Errors in the game.

St. Francis Xavier X-Men @ Dalhousie Tigers

In Game 1, STFX topped Dal by a score of 5 to 4 in 8 innings. The STFX offense was led by Michael Sampson (2 for 4 with an RBI and a Run Scored), Dobson Boudreau (1 for 4 with a Walk and 2 RBI’s), and Nathan Snell (1 for 4 with an RBI). Starter Brett Baxter pitched 7 innings for the Win, giving up 4 Earned Runs and 10 Hits while Walking 1, Striking Out 2, and throwing a total of 105 pitches. Jonathan Tremblay took over in the 8th, striking out the side to earn the Save. STFX committed no Errors in the game. The Dal offensive attack was led by Ben Widdecombe (2 for 3 with a Double, a Triple, 3 RBI’s, and a Run Scored), Ben Rittenberg (3 for 4) and Mark Howatt (2 for 4 with a Run Scored). Reliever Kiwean Song took the Loss, giving up 1 Hit and 0 Earned Runs over 1 1/3 innings, while Walking 1, Striking Out 2, and throwing a total of 27 pitches. Dal committed 5 Errors in this game including 3 in the 8th inning, one of which brought in the winning run.

In Game 2, STFX outslugged Dal for the 12 to 7 Win. The STFX offense was led by Dobson Boudreau (3 for 4 with a Walk, 3 RBI’s and 2 Runs Scored), Jack Walsh (2 for 5 with 3 RBI’s and 2 Runs Scored), and Lucas Fraser (2 for 5 with 3 Runs Scored). Starter Nolan Galloway threw 3 innings for the Win, giving up 2 Earned Runs and 5 Hits while Walking 2, Striking Out 3, and throwing a total of 77 pitches. STFX committed 4 Errors in the game. Dal had a pretty balanced offensive attack with Dylan Corsini and Ben Rittenberg having a hit, an RBI and 2 Run’s Scored each. Ben Widdecombe, Hunter Valcourt, Josh Hatfield chipping in with a Hit and an RBI each. Starter Rhys Scott took the Loss, giving up 4 Hits and 3 Earned Runs over 1 2/3 innings, while Walking 2, Striking Out 0, and throwing a total of 47 pitches. Dal committed 7 more Errors in this game for an even dozen on the day.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

University of New Brunswick Reds @ St. Francis Xavier X-Men

In Game 1, UNB topped STFX by a score of 6 to 4. The UNB offense was led by Luke Smith (2 for 4 with 3 RBI’s) and Owen Lohnes (2 for 2), and Jack Ryan (1 for 3 with an RBI). Starter Ryan Nason pitched 3 2/3 innings for the Win, giving up 3 Earned Runs and 3 Hits while Walking 4, Striking Out 4, and throwing a total of 71 pitches. David Bunce got the last two outs of the game to earn the Save. UNB committed no Errors in the game. The STFX offensive attack was led by Dobson Boudreau (2 for 3 with a walk, and an RBI), Kyle Moore (1 for 1 with 2 Walks and an RBI) and Nathan Snell (1 for 3 with and RBI and a Run Scored). Starter Ellie MacAulay took the Loss, giving up 4 Hits and 6 Runs (only 1 Earned) over 2 2/3 innings, while Walking 6, Striking Out 1, and throwing a total of 81 pitches. STFX committed 4 Errors in this game.

In Game 2, UNB dominated STFX for the 12 to 1 Win. The UNB offense was led by Jack Ryan (2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s), Luke Smith (2 for 4 with a Walk, an RBI, and 2 Runs Scored) and Matt Nason (2 for 5 with an RBI and a Run Scored). Starter Owen Lohnes threw 4 innings for the Win, giving up 1 Earned Run and 1 Hit while Walking 4, Striking Out 3, and throwing a total of 70 pitches. UNB committed 0 Errors in the game. Jack Walsh had the only 2 Hits (including a Double) and the only RBI for STFX. Starter Dominick Tremblay took the Loss, giving up 6 Hits and 3 Earned Runs over 2 1/3 innings, while Walking 4, Striking Out 3, and throwing a total of 77 pitches. STFX committed 3 more Errors in this game for for a total of 7 on the day.

St. Mary’s Huskies @ Holland College Hurricanes

In Game 1, Holland College topped SMU by a score of 5 to 4. The Holland College offense was led by Jack MacKenzie (2 for 4 with an RBI and 2 Runs Scored), Ben MacDougall (1 for 3 with a Walk, an RBI, and a Run Scored), Ryan May (1 for 1 with an RBI), and Brayden Lebel (1 for 2 with a Walk and an RBI). Reliever Isaac Compton took over from starter Eric Anderson and pitched 2 2/3 innings for the Win, giving up 3 Runs (none Earned) and 2 Hits while Walking 3, Striking Out 2, and throwing a total of 40 pitches. Holland College committed 3 Errors in the game. The SMU offensive attack was led by Logan Raftus (2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s) while Larry Barton and Brett Stover each chipped in with a Hit and a Run Scored. Starter Brock Townsend took the Loss, giving up 8 Hits and 4 Earned Runs over 6 1/3 innings while Walking 4, Striking Out 3, and throwing a total of 104 pitches. SMU committed 2 Errors in this game.

In Game 2, Holland College defeated SMU by a score of 9 to 6. The Holland College offense was led by Rhyan Storr (2 for 2 with a Walk, 2 RBI’s, and 3 Runs Scored), Brady Storey (2 for 3 with an RBI, and a Run Scored) and Jack MacKenzie (1 for 2 with 2 Walks, 3 RBI’s and 2 Runs Scored). Reliever Braden Lebel took over from starter Ben MacDougall and pitched 2 innings for the Win, giving up 0 Runs and 0 Hits while Walking 0, Striking Out 0, and throwing a total of 27 pitches. Holland College committed 1 Error in the game. The SMU offense was led by Brock Townsend (2 for 4 with 2 Triples an RBI and a Run Scored), Larry Barton (2 for 4 with a Double and an RBI) and Spencer Murray (2 for 4 with a Double and an RBI). Starter Kyle Sampson took the Loss, giving up 6 Hits and 6 Earned Runs over 5 2/3 innings, while Walking 5, Striking Out 1, and throwing a total of 96 pitches. SMU committed 1 Error in the game.

Acadia Axemen @ Dalhousie Tigers

In Game 1, Dal topped Acadia by a score of 4 to 3. The Dal offense was led by Dylan Corsini (3 for 4 with a Run Scored), Ben Rittenberg (2 for 3 with an RBI, and a Run Scored), and Ben Widdecombe (1 for 3 with 3 RBI’s). Starter Garrett Windsor pitched 7 complete for the Win, giving up 3 Runs (1 Earned) and 5 Hits while Walking 2, Striking Out 3, and throwing a total of 93 pitches. Dal committed 2 Errors in the game. The Acadia offensive attack was led by Jacobie Ford (2 for 1 with a Walk and a Run Scored) while Doug Hassell, Jackson Colbourne, and Kieran Finn each chipped in with a Hit. Starter Cole Stevens took the Loss, giving up 9 Hits and 4 Earned Runs over 6 innings while Walking 3, Striking Out 5, and throwing a total of 118 pitches. Acadia committed 2 Errors in this game.

In Game 2, Acadia shut out Dal by a score of 7 to 0. The Acadia offense was led by Jamal Davis (2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s, and a Run Scored), Kieran Finn (1 for 3 with a Walk, 2 RBI’s, and a Run Scored) and Jake MacKinnon (1 for 1 with a Walk and a Run Scored). Reliever Matt took over from starter Keegan Gaskell and pitched 6 innings for the Win, giving up 0 Runs and 2 Hits while Walking 1, Striking Out 9, and throwing a total of 89 pitches. Acadia committed 1 Error in the game. D Garinger and Ben Widdecombe had the only hits for Dal with 1 each. Starter Colby Haggerty took the Loss, giving up 3 Hits and 4 Earned Runs over 3 innings, while Walking 4, Striking Out 2, and throwing a total of 72 pitches. Dal committed 3 Errors in the game.

Atlantic Collegiate Baseball Association – 2021 – Week 1 Summary

I am not sure how long I am going to be able to keep it up, but I decided that, at least for Week 1, I would provide summaries of all of the games that took place in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball Association (ACBA).

If you are not familiar with the league, it includes University and College teams from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. It is a six team league that includes Acadia University (Wolfville, NS), Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS), Holland College (Charlottetown, PE), St. Francis Xavier University (Antigonish, NS), St. Mary’s University (Halifax, NS), and the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, NB).

With COVID-19 cancelling the Spring 2021 season for the CCBC in Western Canada, and the seasons for Ontario’s OCAA and OUA baseball not starting until next weekend, Canadian University / College baseball got started this past weekend in Quebec and Atlantic Canada. The Atlantic Collegiate Baseball Association (ABCA) had a full slate of games in Week 1, and as is typical, they were all weekend Double Headers. Despite all of the rain in most of the Maritimes this weekend, it looks like they were able to get in all of the scheduled games.

If you find this post helpful and you would like to see more, please let me know in the comments.

If you find this post a complete waste of time, I guess you should probably let me know that as well – please be gentle though 🙂

Please note that I am pulling the information from the Box Scores of games scored in Game Changer. I am sure there will be some mistakes in my recaps. Feel free to let me know about those in the comments as well.

Finally, the ACBA standings after Week 1 are shown to the right. The University of New Brunswick Reds lead the pack so far after going undefeated in their first 4 games. The Holland College Hurricanes are right on their heels with a 3 and 1 record this past weekend.

Now on to the game summaries…

Saturday September 11, 2021

Dalhousie Tigers @ Saint Mary’s Huskies

In game 1, Dal beat SMU by a score of 8 to 4. The Dal offense was ready to go with 11 hits as a group. For Dal, Mark Howett and Ben Rittenburg had two Hits and two RBI’s each while Dylan Corsini went 3 for 4 and had an RBI of his own. Nick Manias went 7 complete for the Win, giving up 1 Earned Run and 7 Hits while Walking 8, Striking Out 10, and throwing a total of 146 pitches. Dal committed 3 Errors in the game. For SMU, Carsten Marks and Larry Barton led the way for SMU with two Hits and Two RBI’s each. Spencer Murray took the loss, giving up 9 Hits and 6 Earned Runs over 5 1/3 innings, while Walking 1, Striking Out 8, and throwing a total of 106 pitches. SMU committed 1 Error in the game.

In game 2, SMU came back defeat Dal by a score of 4 to 3 in 8 innings. Top hitters for SMU were leadoff man Kyle Sampson (3 for 3) and Larry Barton (2 for 3) while Spencer Murray had two RBI’s and Logan Raftus ended the game with a walk-off single. Cameron Hughes went 8 complete for the Win, giving up 3 Hits and 2 Earned Runs while Walking 5, Striking Out 4, and throwing a total of 103 pitches. Dal had 1 error in the game. Hughes held Dal to 3 hits with one each from Ben Rittenberg, Jarrett Ross, and Evan Dunbrille. Garrett Windsor took the Loss, giving up 2 Earned Runs over 7 1/3 innings, while Walking 3, Striking Out 6, and throwing a total of 105 pitches. SMU had 1 error in the game.

St. Francis Xavier X-Men @ University of New Brunswick Reds

In game 1, UNB shut out STFX by a score of 7 to 0. The Reds offensive attack was led by Nick St. Pierre (3 for 3) and Rylan Matchett (2 for 2 with a Walk), who both had an RBI. Starter Ryan Nason took the Win with 2 Hits and 0 Earned Runs over 4 2/3 innings, while Walking 3, Striking Out 8, and and throwing a total of 76 pitches. UNB did not commit an Error in this game. For STFX, Jack Walsh led the offensive attack with a Double. Brett Baxter took the Loss giving up 9 hits and 3 Earned Runs over 4 innings, while Walking 1, Striking Out 2, and throwing a total of 76 pitches. STFX committed 3 Errors in the game.

In game 2, UNB beat STFX by a score of 8 to 3. For UNB Justin Ferguson, Luke Smith, and Matthew Dingnam led the way with a Hit and 2 RBI’s each. Rylan Matchett went 4 complete for the Win, giving up 3 Hits and 1 Earned Run, while Walking 0, Striking Out 5, and throwing a total of 46 pitches. UNB had 1 Error in the game. For STFX Ellie McAulay went 2 for 2 while Evan Whyte and Kyle Moore had a Hit and an RBI each. Ty Arsenault took the Loss, giving up 5 Hits and 8 Earned Runs over 2 1/3 Innings, while Walking 8, Striking Out 2, and throwing a total of 68 pitches. STFX had no Errors in the game.

Acadia Axemen @ Holland College Hurricanes

In game 1, Acadia shut out Holland College by a score of 3 to 0. Acadia got a Hit each from Doug Hassell Pat McWilliam, Jake MacKinnon and Scott Long. Matt Bradley went 7 complete, giving up 4 Hits and 0 Earned Runs while Striking Out 8, Walking 0, and throwing only 78 pitches. Acadia committed 2 Errors in the game. Holland College got a Hit each from Dylan Worth, Ben MacDougall, Drew Grady, and Peter MacKay. Ronny De La Cruz threw 6 innings, giving up 3 Hits and 2 Earned Runs, while Walking 3, Striking Out 8, and throwing 94 pitches. Holland College had 1 Error in the game.

In game 2, Holland College came back to best Acadia 7 to 1. The Holland College attack was led by Brayden Lebel who went 2 for 2 with a Walk and 3 Runs Scored. Dylan Worth chipped in with a Hit, 2 RBI’s, and a Run Scored. Jack MacKenzie took the Win with 7 complete innings, spreading out 6 Hits and giving up 1 Earned Run, while Walking 0, Striking Out 9, and throwing 96 pitches. Holland College had 1 Error in the game. Jake MacKinnon led the way at the plate for Acadia, going 2 for 3 with a Double. Starter Cole Stevens took the loss giving up 6 Hits and 3 Earned Runs, while Walking 2, Striking Out 2, and throwing 53 pitches. Acadia committed 2 Errors in the game.

Sunday September 12, 2021

St. Francis Xavier X-Men @ Acadia Axemen

The Sunday Double Header between the X-Men and Axemen (yeah you read that right) was quite a barnburner with a total of 51 runs scored.

In game 1, Acadia doubled-up STFX by a score of 20 to 10. As you can imagine Acadia had hits and RBI’s from almost everyone in their lineup but Jacobie Ford and Pat McWilliam led the way with 3 hits each. Starter Keegan Gaskell returned to the mound after a long hiatus to earn the Win despite giving up 6 hits and 8 Earned Runs over 5 innings while Striking Out 3, Walking 3, and throwing 86 pitches. Acadia committed 1 Error behind Gaskell. The STFX attack was led by Ewan Galloway (1 for 4 with a Home Run and 4 RBI’s) and Lucas Fraser (2 for 2 with 2 Walks and 3 Runs Scored). Jonathan Tremblay came on in relief of started Ellie MacAulay and took the loss. Tremblay threw 2 1/3 innings, giving up 4 Hits and 7 Runs (only 3 of them Earned), while Walking 4, Striking Out 2, and throwing 66 pitches. STFX had 3 Errors in the game.

Game 2 was another high scoring affair with STFX coming back to top Acadia by a score of 13 to 8. The STFX offense was led by Jack Walsh (3 for 4 with 2 Doubles, a Walk, 5 RBI’s, and a Run Scored), Ty Arsenault (3 for 5 with an RBI and 2 Runs Scored), and Doug Hassell (2 for 5 with 3 Runs Scored). Dominick Tremblay took the Win, giving up 8 Hits and 4 Earned Runs, while Walking 3, Striking Out 4, and throwing 80 pitches over 5 innings. STFX had 4 Errors in the game. The Acadia attack was led by G Cullerton (2 for 4 with a Triple, a Walk, 3 RBI’s, and 3 Runs Scored), Pat McWilliam (3 for 4 with an RBI), and Luke Sampson (3 for 5 with a Run Scored). Starter Jacobie Ford took the Loss giving up 9 Hits and 9 Runs (6 Earned), while Walking 5, Striking Out 3, and throwing 90 pitches over 4 1/3 Innings. Acadia committed 3 Errors in the game.

Holland College Hurricanes @ Dalhousie Tigers

In game 1, Holland College defeated Dalhousie by a score of 11 to 4. The Holland College attack was led by Brayden Label (4 for 5 with 2 RBI’s and 2 Runs Scored), Ben McDougall (3 for 5 with a Triple, a Double, 3 RBI’s, and 2 Runs Scored), Ethan McLellan (3 for 5 with an RBI), Dylan Worth (2 for 4 with a Home Run, 2 RBI’s, and 2 Runs Scored), and Jack MacKenzie (2 for 4 with a Walk, an RBI, and 2 Runs Scored). Starter Cody LeBlanc took the Win, giving up 7 hits and 2 Earned Runs over 4 innings while Striking Out 5, Walking 2, and throwing 90 pitches. The Dal attack was led by Aiden Rittenberg (2 for 3 with a Triple, two Walks, and a Run Scored), Zach Bond (2 for 3 with a Run Scored), and Hunter Valcourt (2 for 4 with a Run Scored). Starter Evan Dunbrille took the Loss, giving up 10 Hits and 6 Earned Runs, while Walking 1, Striking Out 2, and throwing 64 pitches over 4 innings. There were no errors by either team in this game.

Game 2 was a bit of a blowout with Holland College shutting out Dalhousie in 5 innings by a score of 13 to 0. The Holland College offense was led by Dylan Worth (2 for 3 with a Walk, an RBI, and 2 Runs Scored), Ben MacDougall (1 for 1 with 2 Walks, an RBI and 3 Runs Scored), and Garret Herbert (1 for 3 with 4 RBI’s). Starter Ethan McLellan took the Win, giving up only 1 Hit and 0 Earned Runs, while Walking 0, Striking Out 4, and throwing 40 pitches over 3 innings. Holland College had 1 Error in the game. The Tigers managed only two hits, one each from Dylan Corsini and Brett Parker. Starter Mark Howatt took the Loss giving up 6 Hits and 7 Earned Runs, while Walking 1, Striking Out 1, and throwing 48 pitches over only 1 Inning Pitched. Dalhousie committed 2 Errors in the game.

St. Mary’s Huskies @ University of New Brunswick Reds

In game 1, UNB defeated SMU by a score of 12 to 5. The UNB attack was led by Nick Rushton (2 for 2 with a Home Run, a Walk, 4 RBI’s and 2 Runs Scored), Nick St. Pierre (2 for 4 with a Walk, 2 RBI’s, and 1 Run Scored), and Matthew Dingham (2 for 4 with 2 Runs Scored). Reliever Sam Beaulieu took the Win, giving up 0 hits and 0 Earned Runs over 4 innings while Striking Out 3, Walking 0, and throwing 56 pitches. UNB commited 1 Error in the game. The SMU attack was led by Justin Hubley (1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s), Spencer Murray (1 for 3 with an RBI and a Run Scored), and Oscar Kozoriz (1 for 3 with an RBI and a Run Scored). Starter Brock Townsend took the Loss, giving up 4 Hits and 7 Earned Runs, while Walking 7, Striking Out 2, and throwing 75 pitches over 2 1/3 innings. SMU did not commit any Errors in the game.

Game 2 was a high scoring affair with UNB coming out on top over SMU by a score of 13 to 9. The Holland College offense was led by Owen Lohnes who was 2 for 4 with a Grand Slam Home Run, 5 RBI’s and 1 Run Scored, Sam Beaulieu (2 for 2 with 3 RBI’s and 2 Runs Scored), and Nick St. Pierre (3 for 4 with an RBI and 2 Runs Scored). Reliever Aaron Dunn took the Win, giving up 3 Hits and 2 Earned Runs, while Walking 1, Striking Out 1, and throwing 25 pitches over 1 inning. The SMU offense was led by Logan Raftus (2 for 2 with 2 Walks, and 2 Runs Scored), Oscar Kozoriz (2 for 4 with 2 Runs Scored), and Spencer Murray (1 for 4 with a Double and 4 RBI’s). Reliever Kyle Sampson took the Loss giving up 6 Hits and 7 Runs (3 Earned), while Walking 3, Striking Out 3, and throwing 62 pitches over 3 Innings Pitched.

The Top Canadian University and College Baseball Programs Since 2015

The University and College Baseball landscape in Canada is pretty complicated with large differences in season timing, institutional support, and varsity status depending mostly on geography. Although there have been some shifts in the landscape since it was written, A Beginner’s Guide to University Baseball In Canada written by George Rigakos of Carleton University, is very helpful in explaining the lay of the land.

A comprehensive list that ranks baseball programs across multiple levels for US University and College Baseball can be found at Massey Ratings. Unfortunately that sort of comparison has never really existed for Canadian programs.

The closest thing to a head to head comparison for Canadian programs would be Testing an RPI Ranking System for Canadian University Baseball also written by Rigakos, this time with Mitchell Thompson. Unfortunately, as Rigakos and Thompson pointed out in the article, RPI has it’s limitations, and their comparison only includes University teams in Eastern Canada.

With all of the dislocation going on south of the border, including cancelled seasons and extra years of eligibility for varsity athletes, I believe many Canadian baseball players have begun to question whether the US College route is the right choice for them right now. Given that backdrop, I decided to take a crack at a more comprehensive ranking of Canadian programs and starting researching it a few months ago. With the CCBC schedule starting in Alberta and BC tomorrow, I thought it would be a good time to share my findings.

Here is how I came up with the rankings:

  1. The list includes most (but not all) teams associated Canadian Universities and Colleges regardless of the league they play in
    • 5 years of data was required but an exception was made for Fraser Valley given their recent success
  2. Games against any University or College program in North America are included in the data
  3. Programs are ranked for their results from 2015 through 2019
    • 2020 was a write-off and several programs may not play in 2021 either
  4. The Overall Rankings are based on a formula that combines:
    • Weighted Strength of Schedule (WSOS)
      • Calculated by the weighted average strength of the leagues each of their opponents play in, ranked as follows:
        1. NCAA Division 1
        2. NCAA Division 2 and NAIA
        3. NCAA Division 3 and US Junior Colleges (all divisions)
        4. OUA
        5. CCBC, OCAA, and the former CCBA Northern Division
        6. ACBA (former CCBA Atlantic Division) and RSEQ
    • Average Number of Games Played
    • Win / Loss Percentage

The data was gathered through information that is publicly available on team and league websites. Gathering all of this data from many different sources took a lot of time but is only as accurate as the source information that is found on those websites. I certainly don’t think that this is a perfect formula to evaluate Canadian baseball programs, but I think it is a good approximation. It certainly incorporates more programs than any I have seen elsewhere and also attempts to make a comparison across the various leagues. Frankly I was surprised by some of the results that came from this analysis.

I have no doubt that there will be many situations where someone says, “That’s wrong. Program A is definitely better than Program B.” What I would say to that is, perhaps that is true in a head to head matchup this season, but that was never really what I was trying to compare. I am trying to provide a more holistic comparison over several years that hopefully helps some Canadian high school players and their families make more informed decisions.

With all that said, here is the list:

TeamAssociation Overall RankWSOS RankAVG # of Games RankWin % Rank
University of British Columbia NAIA11119
McGill UniversityIND21553
PBA / Lethbridge CollegeCCBC35215
St. Clair CollegeOCAA41672
Laurier UniversityOUA51384
Brock UniversityOUA64175
Thompson Rivers UniversityCCBC713323
Western UniversityOUA83198
Humber CollegeOCAA91697
Okanagan CollegeCCBC1020614
University of GuelphOUA1161911
University of TorontoOUA12111218
Holland CollegeACBA1329301
University of Fraser ValleyCCBC14201213
Douglas CollegeNWAC1521033
Vancouver Island UniversityCCBC1611432
Carleton UniversityOUA17161320
Fanshawe CollegeOCAA18201917
Durham CollegeOCAA19281416
Concordia UniversityIND20201321
University of New BrunswickACBA21301910
Queen’s UniversityOUA2261926
University of WaterlooOUA2361728
Édouard-MontpetitRSEQ2430356
McMaster UniversityOUA2563030
Ryerson UniversityOUA2662731
John AbbottRSEQ2730359
Lionel-GroulxRSEQ28303512
Acadia UniversityACBA29301922
University of CalgaryCCBC30201034
Universite de MontrealIND30273225
Saint Marys UniversityACBA32302724
Seneca CollegeOCAA33201935
Dalhousie UniversityACBA34303328
AhuntsicRSEQ35303527
George Brown CollegeOCAA36202737
University of OttawaOUA37163238
St. Francis Xavier UniversityACBA38303436
Canadian University and College Baseball Program Rankings for 2015 Through 2019

I hope you find this list helpful.

In subsequent posts, I hope to provide some more details regarding the various leagues/divisions noted above and also some of the specific programs as well.