Baseball / McGill wins 5th straight Northern Conference Championship

McGill wins 5th straight Northern Conference Championship

Date:  Source: Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association

From: McGill Baseball

OTTAWA -- Emerson Dohm of West Vancouver, B.C., stroked a two-run single to right-field for the game-winning hit as McGill once again rallied in the final inning and came away with a 7-4 victory over Carleton, Sunday, to capture the Northern Division championship of the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association at Hamilton Yards in the nation's capital.

McGill, which lost the opener of the final series 7-3 to Carleton, forced the rubber match when Rocky Hooch threw a no-hitter in Game 2, leading the Redmen to an 11-0 whitewash in the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader at Gary Carter Field in Cote St. Luc, Que.

It marked the fifth straight divisional pennant for McGill, which advances to the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association championship tournament in Ottawa, Oct. 18-21, where they will be aiming for an unprecedented fifth consecutive national title. The Redmen will bring a 29-9-3 overall record, including a 13-3 first-place mark in league play and a 4-2 post-season record.

Carleton led 1-0 after the opening inning and McGill tied it at 1-1 in the fourth. The Ravens added a run in the fifth but McGill knotted the score again, at 2-2 in the sixth, then added five more in the top of the seventh. Carleton responded with two in the bottom of the inning but reliever Andre Lagarde induced Spencer Sheldon to ground out to second with two runners on base to end the rally.