1996 Dalhousie Tigers – CIBA Champions

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The Dalhousie Tigers won the 1996 Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association title.  I have archived all the game results from the 1996 season that I could find from various news archives.  I only included Tigers games for the regular season, but included all results for both the regional and national tournaments.  This was the second ever national championship for university baseball in Canada.  The sport was (and still is) only played at the club level in this country (no varsity programs).

Regular Season (partial)

  1. September 12 – Acadia Axemen 8, Dalhousie Tigers 7 (Memorial Park, Kentville)
  2. September 29 – Dalhousie Tigers 13, Saint Mary’s Huskies 7 (Hantsport)
  3. September 29 – Dalhousie Tigers 2, Saint Mary’s Huskies 1 (Hantsport)
  4. October 4 – Dalhousie Tigers 6, Acadia Axemen 4 (Beazley Field, Dartmouth) – Dal was 6-4 after this game (1/2 game up on the Huskies)
  5. October 7 – Dalhousie Tigers 8, Saint Mary’s Huskies 4 (Beazley Field, Dartmouth) – the teams were tied for first after this game
  6. October 8 – Dalhousie Tigers 6, Saint Mary’s Huskies 5 (Beazley Field, Dartmouth) – Tigers clinch the Atlantic pennant

Final Standings: Dalhousie (8-4), Saint Mary’s (7-5), Acadia (3-9)

Atlantic Championships (Memorial Park, Kentville)

  1. October 11 – Saint Mary’s Huskies 5, Acadia Axemen 4 (14 innings)
  2. October 12 – Dalhousie Tigers 8, Acadia Axemen 7
  3. October 12 – Dalhousie Tigers 14, Saint Mary’s Huskies 8
  4. October 12 – Acadia Axemen 14, Saint Mary’s Huskies 7
  5. October 12 – Dalhousie Tigers 4, Saint Mary’s Huskies 1
  6. October 13 – Dalhousie Tigers 3, Acadia Axemen 2

Final Standings: Dalhousie (4-0), Acadia (1-3), Saint Mary’s (1-3)
MVP: Craig Higgins (shortstop), Dalhousie (batted .600)

Nationals (St. Catherines, Ontario)

  1. October 25 – Dalhousie Tigers 4, Laval Rouge et Or 3
  2. October 25 – Toronto Varsity Blues vs. Brock Badgers
  3. October 26 – Dalhousie Tigers 11, Toronto Varsity Blues 0
  4. October 26 – Brock Badgers 7, Dalhousie Tigers 0
  5. October 26 – Toronto Varsity Blues 3, Laval Rouge et Or 1
  6. October 26 – Brock Badgers 2, Laval Rouge et Or1
  7. October 27 – Dalhousie 8, Brock 3 (Championship Game)

Tigers go 3-1 at nationals to claim the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association championship.  Tournament MVP went to Craig Higgins (went 6 for 14) and Trevor Wamback was named top pitcher.  The team was coached by Cecil Wright.  Other team members included long-time senior standout Jason Irvine and catcher Craig Cooper.  Wamback would go on to be drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 22nd round of the 1998 MLB draft.

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