Memorable Canuck victories over USA

The moment was golden: Peter Orr slides home with the game winner in extras against Team USA as 1B coach Larry Walker throws his arms into the air. Photo: Joseph Howarth. For more.

The moment was golden: Peter Orr slides home with the game winner in extras against Team USA as 1B coach Larry Walker throws his arms into the air. Photo: Joseph Howarth. For more.

By Bob Elliott

Canadian Baseball Network

Memorable Canuck diamond wins over Team USA
1. 2015 Pan Am Gold Medal Game, Ajax

Canada 7, USA 6
Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 7 IP, Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask) 2.1 IP, Chris Leroux WP (Mississauga, Ont.) .2 IP.
Three-run HR by Rene Tosoni (Port Coquitlam, BC), Peter Orr (Richmond Hill, Ont.) scored winning run from first on E-1 and E-9. 
    
2. 2011 Pan Am Gold Medal Game, Laos de Moreno, Mex.
* Canada 2, USA 1

Albers, WP 6.2 IP, Scott Richmond S (North Vancouver, BC) 2.1 IP. 
Jimmy VanOstrand (Vancouver, BC) double to right knocks in both runs.

3. 1991, World Juniors, pool play (both teams, 5-1) Brandon, Man.
* Canada 10, USA 6

Joe Young (Fort McMurray, Alta.) 1.2 IP, Jason Dickson, W (Chatham, NB) 5.1 IP, Mark Fraser (Sudbury, Ont.) 2 IP.
Blaise Lavery (Kamloops, BC), two-run homer, Todd Betts (Scarborough, Ont.), three-run homer.

4. 2006 World Baseball Classic, Phoenix
Canada 8, USA 6

Adam Loewen, W (Surrey, BC) 3.2 IP, Chris Begg (Uxbridge, Ont.) 1 IP, Eric Cyr (Montreal, Que.) 2.1 IP, Scott Mathieson (Aldergrove, BC) 1 IP, Steve Green, S (Longuiel, Que.) 1 IP.
Inside the park home run by Adam Stern (London, Ont.) , who also tripled and doubled, triple by Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.), two doubles by Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC).

5. 2012 World Juniors, Pool Play, Korea
Canada 1, Team USA 0 (10 innings)

Ryan Kellogg, W (Whitby, Ont.) 8.2 IP, Dayton Dawe S (London, Ont.) 1.1 IP.
Nathan DeSouza (Milton, Ont.) knocks in Chris Shaw (Winnipeg, Ont.) with the winning run after Jacob Robson (Windsor, Ont.) bunted the runners over, Kyle Hann (Oakville, Ont.) reached base five times including a double.

6. 1999 Pan Am Pool Play, Winnipeg
Canada 7, USA 6 (11 innings)

Jason Gooding (Cambridge, Ont.) 6.1 IP, Mark Ross (Calgary, Alta.) 0 IP, Mark Randall (Edmonton, Alta.) 2.1 IP, Chad Ricketts (Waterloo, Ont.) 2 IP, Steve Green W (Longuiel, Que.) .1 IP.
Andy Stewart (Oshawa, Ont.) hit a three-run homer. Clapp had the-winning bloop single to left ... when the shortstop and left fielder pulled away at the same time “It will look like a line drive in the box score.”

(* Denotes teams elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont.)