May 29, 2007 | Dan Thompson | 249 views
From Baseball Canada Website - Juniors Lose Tight Game
The Junior National Team took a 2-0 lead early in the game, but let the lead slip away late as they lose a heartbreaker to the Colorado Rockies 3-2 in the Dominican.
The juniors opened the scoring in the third inning on a double from Carter Bell of Courtenay, B.C.
which scored Jordan Wideman of Mississauga, Ontario who reached on an error. Bell went 2-for-2 with the RBI double.
The fourth inning saw the Canadians increase their lead off a double from Leslie Williams of Scarborough, Ontario to score Jeff Hunt of Cambridge, Ontario who reached on a single. Williams went 1-for-3 with the RBI double.
Brad Furdal of Ancaster, Ontario started the game with a dominating performance. He went three innings, allowing no runs and two hits with a walk and five strikeouts.
Nick Fogarty of Thornhill, Ontario came in next and allowed one run on three hits with a walk and two strikeouts in three innings pitched. Cameron Gray of Toronto, Ontario closed out the game and threw three innings, allowing two runs on two hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Gray was credited with the loss.
The Rockies were able to complete their comeback by scoring a run in each of the sixth, seventh and eighth innings.
Next for the Junior National Team will be a game on Tuesday at 11 am against the Minnesota Twins. Phillippe Aumont of Gatineau, Québec is scheduled to start the game.