Alexandre helps Saskatchewan place fifth at Canada Cup


Swift Current’s Brody Alexandre played a key role with Team Saskatchewan at the 2018 Baseball Canada Cup Championship in Moncton/Dieppe, New Brunswick. Saskatchewan finished with three wins and four losses to place fifth overall.

Alexandre appeared in all seven games and finished with a .250 average. He had five hits, including two doubles, walked twice, was hit by two pitches, scored twice, and added one run batted in. He finished with a .375 on base percentage and a .725 OPS while hitting in the middle of the order.

Alexandre started at third base and hit clean-up to open the tournament on Wednesday in a 7-3 loss to Ontario. He finished one-for-three with a double in the fifth inning. Saskatchewan led the game 3-0 after five scoreless innings from starter Connor Sparks. Ontario got to the bullpen for four runs in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh inning.

Alexandre had two hits, including an RBI single, was hit by a pitch, and scored the winning run as Saskatchewan beat Quebec 2-1 on Friday morning.

Saskatchewan lost 3-0 to British Columbia on Friday afternoon. Alexandre was held off the bases as Saskatchewan was limited to three hits over seven innings.

They defeated British Columbia 1-0 Friday evening. Alexandre walked once in three trips to the dish.

Saskatchewan fell 5-3 to Ontario on Saturday morning. They also lost 7-4 to Quebec that afternoon. Alexandre doubled, singled, and scored a run in a losing cause.

Saskatchewan concluded the tournament with a 3-2 win over Quebec on Sunday when Sparks held the opposition to one unearned run over 5.1 innings. Alexandre walked once in three plate appearances.

Alexandre, one of only two 15-year-old players on Team Saskatchewan, finished fifth in the Saskatchewan Premier Midget AAA Baseball League with a .413 average and was fourth with 31 runs batted in during his rookie season with the Swift Current Midget 57’s.