Nov 21, 2011 | Dan Thompson | 210 views
Dawe And Quantrill Shine For Canada
Terriers right handed pitchers Dayton Dawe and Cal Quantrill have made a big impact in Canada's first three games at the World Junior Qualifier in Colombia.
Canada faced Panama in game one, and were clinging to a 4-3 lead through six innings of play.
Dawe was called upon in the seventh to hold the lead. Dayton would face the minimum six hitters in the seventh and eighth, while striking out three. He also got a few insurance runs to work with as the Junior Nats went on to a 7-3 tournament opening win.
Cal Quantrill got the start in game two versus Brazil and was outstanding through five inning of work to record the win. He would spin five shutout innings, while not allowing a hit till the fourth. After back to back singles in that inning, the mini rally by Brazil was snuffed when Cal induced a 6-4-3 double play. Quantrill left the game with a 3-0 lead and Canada would go on to win 6-1.
Canada pushed it's record to 3 and 0 with a 2-0 victory on Monday over the Netherlands Antilles. Once again Dayton Dawe was called upon at a critical point in the game to end a threat. He entered in the eighth inning and recorded a strikeout with runners on first and second to keep the Antilles off the scoreboard.
Our Junior National Team will face Venezuela on Wednesday. The top four teams at the end of the tournament will qualify for the 2012 World Junior Baseball Championship in Seoul, South Korea.