Canucks fall in provincial semifinal
Top-four finish at final tournament a positive result for Midget AA squad
The Moose Jaw Canucks didn’t quite have things go the way they wanted at the Sask. Baseball Midget AA provincial championships in Swift Current this past weekend, but that did little to tarnish a banner season.
The Canucks opened the event with an 8-1win over the Regina Buffaloes before falling 9-5 to the Midwest and closing out the round robin with a 12-3 win over the Swift Current 57s. Their 2-1 record was good enough for second place in their pool and a spot in the semifinal, where they dropped a 12-2 decision to Lloydminster.
“There’s nothing to cry about given our performance, our goal at provincials was to play on Sunday and we made the final four and played on Sunday, so we were pretty happy with that,” said Canucks coach John Eberl. “Given the AAA drop downs and a couple teams we hadn’t seen minimally this year, it was a tough tournament.”
Provincials capped a wildly impressive season for the local squad, as they posted a string dominant victories and come-from-behind wins while finishing second in the Sask. Premier Baseball League Midget AA league.
They went on to capture the league title during the June 19 weekend at Ross Wells Park.
“I believe we were over 30 wins against
six losses, total.” Eberl said. “Some of the wins were big comebacks and we said early on that this team would never out of a game with our ability to score runs and that was the truth.
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“I have nothing but good things to say about the 13 players and two coaches I worked with this year, it was a great team to be a part of and we had a fantastic season,” Eberl said.
There’s nothing to cry about given our performance, our goal at provincials was to play on Sunday and we made the final four and played on Sunday, so we were pretty happy with that. John Eberl, Canucks coach