May 30, 2007 | Dan Thompson | 196 views
From Baseball Canada Website - Juniors Suffer Another Hard Fought Loss
The Junior National Team held this game close, but they could not stop the Toronto Blue Jays from capitalizing on their opportunities as the juniors would lose 4-2 in Dominican Summer League action.
Corey Pappel of Mississauga, Ontario was solid in his start for the Canadians, pitching three innings and allowing one run on one hit with three walks and four strikeouts.
Colin Buckborough of Niagar
a Falls, Ontario, who took the loss, threw three innings, giving up two runs on three hits with three walks and two strikeouts in his outing. Ryan Kennedy of Calgary, Alberta allowed one run on two hits with one walk and two strikeouts in three innings of relief.
Five different players collected hits for the juniors in this game. Chad Stang of Surrey, B.C. went 1-for-3 with a double, Leslie Williams of Scarborough, Ontario went 1-for-3, Carter Bell of Courtenay, B.C. went 1-for-3, Tanner Craswell of Charlottetown, P.E.I. was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored and Jeff Hunt of Cambridge, Ontario went 1-for-1 with an RBI.
The juniors were able to score runs in the third and ninth innings, while the Blue Jays scored one in the third inning, two in the fourth inning and one in the seventh inning.
The next game for the Junior National Team will be their final contest of their Dominican Tour when they take on the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday at 11 am.