Team Manitoba dropped its final two games at the Baseball Canada Cup in London, Ont., but still managed to finish fourth in the 10-team event.
The 16-and-under squad, which is coached by Brandon’s Faron Asham, fell 13-3 to Ontario in the tournament semifinal and 7-2 to Quebec in the bronze-medal game.
Brandon’s Luke Whelpton recorded the final two outs for Manitoba in the sixth inning of their game against Quebec on Sunday. He didn’t allow any hits and struck out one. Brandon’s Marshal Burgess and Ty Webber both went hitless in that game.
In the semifinal, Neepawa’s Garett Rempel gave up two runs on two hits in one inning of work. Whelpton gave up five runs in 11/3 innings.
Manitoba, which also featured Brandon’s Shayne MacGranachan and Dustin Asham, advanced to the semifinals by finishing on top of Pool B with a 4-1 record.
It closed out the preliminary round with a 19-10 win over New Brunswick and a 6-4 victory over Newfoundland and Labrador on Saturday.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 13, 2012