May 23 , 2014 ISN – San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic-Zach Pop (Brampton, ON) and JP Stevenson
(Hunter River, PE) combined to limit the Milwaukee Brewers Dominican prospects to
only three hits, but the Brewers scored runs when they needed to and held the Junior
National Team off the scoreboard to earn a 3-0 victory.
The loss was the second of the day for the juniors as they dropped a 6-5
heartbreaker against the Dominican Summer League Blue Jays in the morning.
Offensively, the Brewers held the juniors to only three hits with singles from Mitch
Robinson (Surrey, BC) and Gareth Morgan (Toronto, ON), while Matt Lloyd (Okotoks,
AB) whacked a double to the gap in right-centre with two out in the fourth but was
In the sixth, three consecutive walks gave the juniors the bases loaded with nobody
out, but a ground ball to the third baseman was thrown home for the force out and
the catcher immediately returned the throw to the third baseman who applied the tag
to a sliding Mitch Bigras (Sarnia, ON). A fielder’s choice then forced Andrew Yerzy
(North York, ON) out at second base and the Brewers were out of the inning
After giving up a run on a walk, two wild-pitches and groundout in the second
inning, JNT starter Zach Pop faced only seven batters combined in the third and
fourth before he gave-up a one-out solo home run in fifth to give the Brewers a 2-0
Pop ended his outing throwing 5 innings giving up 2 runs, while allowing only one
hit and two walks to go along with two strikeouts.
Reliever JP Stevenson came into the game in the sixth and worked a perfect inning
before allowing a leadoff single in the seventh that came around to score on a
Stevenson tossed three innings allowing one run, two hits, while fanning two batters.
Notes: The Junior National Team will rise early tomorrow and travel to Guerra where
they will take-on the Dominican prospects from the Chicago Cubs at their newly built
complex at 9am ET…LHP Kurtis Horne (Sooke, BC) is schedule to start… You can receive
live updates from both contests by following @Team_C_Updates on Twitter.