Nats blank juniors in extended finale
HOW IT HAPPENED
-After two scoreless innings, the Nats put a run across in the third thanks to three consecutive singles hit off of reliever Michael Brettell (Fonthill, ON) to open the frame.
-Things didn’t get much better for Brettell in the fourth as the Nats scored four runs on five hits with the big blow coming in the form of a triple that plated two runs.
-In the eighth, three singles a walk with the bases loaded by reliever Tyler Whitbread (Camlachie, ON) brought in two more runs for the Nats.
-After homering yesterday, Andrew Yerzy (Toronto, ON) followed up with a 2-for-3 day at the dish that included a double in the fifth.
-JNT starter Will McAffer (North Vancouver, BC) opened with two scoreless innings where he scattered three hits and walked one.
-Mathieu Deneault-Gauthier (Candiac, QC) also held the Nats scoreless for two frames and struck out one batter while only allowing one hit.
-RJ Freure (Burlington, ON) tossed a scoreless ninth and fanned one batter.
BY THE NUMBERS
Hits: 2, Yerzy (2/3); 1, Gordon (1/3), Hyland (1/3), Martin (1/3), Ando (1/2)
2B: 1, Yerzy
Strikeouts: 2, Whitbread; 1, Brettell, Deneault-Gauthier, Freure
Players, coaches and staff will return to their respective destinations tomorrow…The Junior National Team will reconvene next month in the Dominican Republic for the annual tour through the Dominican Summer League from May 21-29…In August, the team will head to Australia for the final selection camp that will determine the 20-player roster that will represent Canada at the WBSC U18 World Cup in Osaka, Japan from August 28-September 6.
Score: Washington Nationals Extended 7 Canada (18U) 0
Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports – Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Canada 18U Starting Lineup:
1. Miles Gordon CF
2. Kobe Hyland SS
3. Tristan Pompey DH
4. Josh Naylor DH
5. Andrew Yerzy C
6. Demi Orimoloye RF
7. Jonathan Martin 1B
8. Ben Komonosky DH
9. Brad Aldred 3B
10. JF Garon LF
11. Royce Ando 2B
Starting Pitcher: RHP Will McAffer