Whalley rally falls short in final of Senior League national tournament

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Playing for a trip to Bangor, Maine for the Senior League World Series, the Whalley All-stars came up one run short at the Canadian national championship tournament in Victoriaville, Quebec.

Whalley fell 6-5 to the Prairie zone champions from Saskatchewan in the championship game last Thursday, settling for second place at the seven-team tournament.

Saskatchewan had finished first in round robin play, winning five of six games to place one game ahead of the 4-2 (won-lost) All-stars from Whalley Little League.

In Sunday’s final, Saskatchewan scored four times in the bottom of the fourth inning for a 4-0 lead midway through the game. Whalley rallied with two runs in the sixth, and when Scott Gamble singled to score Jordan Baxter from third base, the B.C. champions had tied the score 5-5 after batting in the seventh inning.

But Saskatchewan got the winning run in the bottom half of the inning. After Whalley got the first two outs, a batter hit by a pitch and two walks allowed Saskatchewan to load the bases, setting up a game-ending single for the 6-5 victory.

Baxter and Jordan Ciliberto had two hits each for Whalley.

Whalley easily got past Ontario-champion East Nepean in the semifinal round Saturday, scoring seven runs in the second inning on their way to a 12-1 triumph in five innings.

Matthew Dianmantakis paced Whalley with three hits, including a double. Baxter, Cliberto and Zachary Eastman contributed with two hits each.

Baxter, Ciliberto and Gamble shared the pitching duties, combining to hold East Nepean to just two hits.

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