The Midwest All-Stars settled for sixth at the Canadian Midget AAA baseball championship in at Magog, Que., on Sunday, getting roughed up 16-0 by Ontario in the fifth-place game.
Midwest didn’t put a single runner on base in a game that was limited to four innings by the mercy rule and committed five errors. Pitchers Brody Burnett, Marshal Burgess and Mitchell Popiel were victimized by 12 unearned runs.
On Saturday, Midwest wrapped up the preliminary round with a 13-3 victory over Newfoundland and Labrador before losing their first playoff game, 4-0 to Quebec-2.
Burgess led the attack against Newfoundland, going 3-for-5 with three runs and three RBIs. Adam Robidoux went 3-for-4 with a run and two RBIs, while Dayton Heino went 1-for-2 with three runs scored and another driven in.
Burnett was 2-for-3 with a run scored, while Riley Shamray went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and also registered two outs in relief without giving up a run. Winning pitcher Kain Kramer allowed only three runs, with only one of them earned, in 5 1/3 innings.
Mitch Lyall took the loss against Quebec-2, surrendering all four runs, with only three earned, in 6 1/3 innings on the mound. Chad Kilimnik, Keenan Lewis and Heino had the Midwest hits, while Burgess walked twice and also retired the final two Quebec batters.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 18, 2014