Ligue de Baseball Senior Élite du Québec

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Ligue de Baseball Senior Élite du Québec
LBSEQ.png
Sport Baseball
Founded 2002
No. of teams 12
Country  Canada
Most recent champion(s) Acton Vale Castors
Official website

The Ligue de Baseball Senior Élite du Québec (LBSEQ) is a semi-professional summer baseball league in the Canadian province of Quebec. It is the highest level of non-professional baseball in the province of Quebec.

History[edit]

The league is the result of the 2002 amalgamation of several men's senior elite level baseball teams in the province of Quebec. The league from Montreal, the Ligue de Baseball Senior de Montréal, merged with those of the Quebec City and Trois-Rivières areas. There were originally ten teams, five from the Montreal area, four from Quebec City and one from Trois-Rivières. A year later, the senior-level league teams from the Estrie and Bas-Saint-Laurent leagues joined bringing the total up to 15. In 2009, the league became the sole senior elite baseball league in Quebec when the Ligue de Baseball Senior Majeur du Québec folded, and its four teams joined the LBEQ.[1]

In 2004, the LBSEQ became the first in Quebec to use wooden baseball bats exclusively. Other competitive levels of play in Quebec have since followed suit (senior, junior and midget).[1]

In its seven years of existence, the LBSEQ has represented Quebec in the Baseball Canada Senior Men's Championship each year and has earned four medals. These were a bronze in 2002, a gold in 2003, a bronze in 2004 and a silver in 2008.[1]

The LBSEQ a well traveled league has also participated in various tournaments outside of Quebec. In 2008, they played in the 4 Nations Cup in Liège against professional teams from Belgium and England. In 2009, the LBSEQ participated in a tournament in Rouen, France hosted by the local team Les Huskies (Rouen, France) along with teams from Germany, the USA and the French National Baseball team. In 2008, the league participated in and won the Vintage Base Ball World Series in Massachusetts.[1] It competed against the Intercounty Baseball League of Ontario in the 2010 New Era All-Star Classic.

Teams[edit]

Active teams in the Ligue de Baseball Senior Élite du Québec (2010)[2]
Team City Venue
Acton Vale Castors Acton Vale Stade Léo-Asselin
Coaticook Big Bill Coaticook Stade Julien-Morin
Granby Guerriers Granby Stade Napoléon-Fontaine
Montreal Orioles 3 Brasseurs Ahuntsic-Cartierville (Montreal) Parc Ahuntsic, Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Parc Lafontaine
Sherbrooke Expos Sherbrooke Stade Amédée-Roy
St-Jérôme Royal Lepage Plus St-Jérôme Parc Melançon, Stade Éloi-Viau
Ste-Thérèse Brewers Ste-Thérèse Parc Ducharme
Thetford Blue Sox Thetford Mines Stade des Caisses Desjardins
Trois-Rivières Vertdure Trois-Rivières Stade Fernand-Bédard, St-Étienne-des-Grès
Victoriaville Cactus Victoriaville Parc Victoriaville

Champions[edit]

Provincial team[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d [2003: Montreal "Historique"] (in French). Ligue de baseball senior élite du Québec. 2008–2011. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ligue de Baseball Élite du Québec". Ligue de Baseball Senior Élite du Québec. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 

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