Three scoreless for Hill in 2-0 loss to USA

SNT: US blanks Canada in exhibition play

 

November 1st, 2015

PHOENIX, Az - The United States took advantage of a bases loaded situation in the sixth that saw two runs score on a single en route to a 2-0 win over Canada. The two teams will play the third and final game of the exhibition series tomorrow.

For the second consecutive game, the pitchers prevailed over the hitters as another low scoring exhibition contest was played between Canada and the United States prepare for the upcoming WBSC Premier 12 tournament that will be played Nov. 8-21 at sites in Japan and Taiwan.

GAME INFORMATION
Score: USA 2 Canada 0  

Location: Hank Aaron Field at Maryvale Baseball Complex – Phoenix, Arizona
Weather: 28C, clear

Canada Starting Lineup:
1. Jamieson SS
2. Orr 3B
3. Morgan LF
4. Lennerton 1B
5. O’Neill DH
6. Deglan DH
7. Houle C
8. Tosoni RF
9. Gillies CF
10. Stromsmoe 2B

Starting Pitcher: RHP Shawn Hill

HOW IT HAPPENED
- Canadian reliever Ethan Elias (Entwistle, Alta.) allowed two walks and a double in the sixth that loaded the bases before a one out single to right field plated two runs for the only scoring of the ballgame.

CANADA HIGHLIGHTS
- Canada was limited to just four hits on offence and Pete Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) had two of them for his second two hit game in a row.

- Canadian starter Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) turned in a solid performance on the mound as he worked three scoreless innings without allowing a hit. Hill faced just 10 hitters with his only blemish coming in the form of a lead off walked issued in the second inning.

- Reliever Ethan Stewart (Campbell River, BC) gave up three consecutive singles in the fourth before battling back to get three fly-outs that left the bases loaded. Stewart got out of another bases loaded situation in the fifth, this time getting a 4-6-3 double play.

- After giving up a pair of runs in the sixth, Elias turned in a perfect frame in the seventh before Jasvir Rakkar (North York, Ont.) tossed scoreless frames in the eight and ninth innings.

TEAM LEADERS
Hits: 2, Orr (2/3); 1, Lennerton (1/3), Tosoni (1/2)
Stolen Bases: 1, Orr
Strikeouts: 2, Elias; 1, Stewart

THEY SAID IT
Manager Ernie Whitt after two exhibition contests against Team USA: “The pitchers are ahead of the hitters right now, but we’ve got another ten days before we get into the real thing. Hopefully (our hitters) can get their timing down, but it’s kind of expected after such a long layoff after the season ended. Both teams are getting their work in right now which is a positive thing. We’ve got a game here tomorrow and couple (exhibition) games once we get over to the Far East, so we’ll isolate our hitting a little bit, get more reps for our guys and be ready for the tournament opener.”

Whitt on starting pitcher and National Team veteran, Shawn Hill: “He changes speeds and he throws strikes. He doesn’t light up the radar gun but he gets people out and that’s the name of the game here.”

UP NEXT
Canada will face the United States tomorrow (1pm MT/3pm ET) in game three of the three game exhibition series … Live scoring for the game will be available courtesy USA Baseball at usabaseball.com.

              LINESCORE
              123 456 789        R   H   E
Canada    000 000 000   --   0   4   0
Team USA  000 002 00x   --   2   7   0 

BOX SCORE
BATTING
AB    R    H    RBI    2B    3B    HR    BB    IBB    SO

S. JAMIESON    SS    3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1
P. ORR    3B    3    0    2    0    0    0    0    0    0    1
G. MORGAN    LF    3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1
J. LENNERTON    1B    3    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
T. O’NEILL    DH    2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    2
T. GREEN    DH    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
K. DEGLAN    DH    3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
D. HOULE    C    2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1
J. ATKINSON    C    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1
R. TOSONI    RF    2    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
B. KJELDGAARD    RF    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
T. GILLIES    CF    3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
S. STROMSMOE    2B    3    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1
S. HILL    P    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
E. STEWART    P    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
E. ELIAS    P    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
J. RAKKAR    P    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0

PITCHING
Name IP    R    ER    H    BB    SO

S. HILL    P    3.0    0    0    0    1    0
E. STEWART    P    2.0    0    0    4    2    1
E. ELIAS    P    2.0    2    2    2    2    2
J. RAKKAR    P    1.0    0    0    1    0    0 

TEAM USA
BATTING

P    AB    R    H    RBI    2B    3B    HR    BB    IBB    SO
J. MAY    CF    4    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    2
A. FRAZIER    2B    3    0    1    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0
T. PASTORNICKY    3B    4    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
D. BLACK    DH    2    0    1    0    0    0    0    2    0    0
B. EIBNER    RF    3    1    1    0    1    0    0    0    0    0
M. MCBRIDE    RF    1    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
K. MARTIN    1B    3    1    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0
D. ROHLFING    C    2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
P. MORIN    C/SS    2    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
J. SCLAFANI    C    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
E. SOTO    SS    2    0    1    2    0    0    0    1   0    0
B. PHILLIPS    LF    3    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    1
A. LAFFEY    P    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
Z. SEGOVIA    P    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
A. VAZQUEZ    P    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0


PITCHING
P    IP    R    ER    H    BB    SO
A. LAFFEY    P    3.0    0    0    1    0    4
Z. SEGOVIA    P    3.0    0    0    2    0    3
A. VAZQUEZ    P    3.0    0    0    1    0    1

 

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Adam Morissette was born and raised in Ottawa, Ont. where sports were always a big part of his life whether it be baseball, hockey or football, including playing two seasons as centre for coach Pat Sheahan with the Queen's University Golden Gaels in Kingston -- Canada's first capital. Morissette has always have been passionate about baseball and has fond memories of attending Montreal Expos games with his father, Mike, and listening to his recollection of watching baseball in Montreal at Jarry Park and stories about Gary Carter, Rusty Staub and Steve Rodgers. Morissette could often be found in a near empty Lynx Stadium watching Joe Siddall, Bert Heffernan, Curtis Pride and Jamie Carroll soaking in a beautiful summer night at the ballpark. He was a member of the provincial championship Orleans Red Sox Little League teams also played with the Ottawa White Sox for the late Lyle Anderson and Todd Burke in OBA Midget and American Legion play and the Capital City Crushers (NCBL), primarily as a catcher. Has also spent time coaching Little League in Orleans and South Ottawa. He wanted to turn his passion into a career and enrolled in Sport Business Management at Algonquin College in Ottawa in 2007. After working for the Ottawa 67's OHL team as the Ticket Coordinator, Morissette jumped at the opportunity to become the Media and Public Relations Coordinator with Baseball Canada in 2010. He loves watching and reading about pro, college or amateur baseball and is a long-time subscriber to Baseball America. Morissette is thrilled about the idea of writing about baseball and is interested in covering any story that his car -- and time -- will allow him to cover.