Deveaux, Ando go deep, Aussies upend Canada on walk-off HR

U-18 Pre World Cup: Solo homer gives Aussies walk-off win

 

August 19, 2015

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

A lead off homer in the bottom of the ninth broke a 5-5 tie and gave Australia a 6-5 win as they picked up their third win of the eight-game Australia-Canada U18 Series with five games still to play.

Both teams will use the series to determine their 20 player rosters that will compete in the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup in Osaka, Japan from August 28th – September 6th.

GAME INFORMATION

Score: Australia (U18) 6 Canada (U18) 5 - Box Score
Location: Surfers Paradise Baseball Field – Gold Coast, Australia
Weather: 23C, clouds breaking

Canada U18 Starting Lineup:

1. Adam Hall – SS
2. Kobe Hyland – 3B
3. Demi Orimoloye – DH
4. Andrew Yerzy - C
5. Tristan Pompey – LF
6. Isaac Deveaux - DH
7. Luke Van Rycheghem – 1B
8. Royce Ando – 2B
9. Cooper Davis - CF
10. JF Garon – RF

Starting Pitcher: RHP Will McAffer

HOW IT HAPPENED
- Isaac Deveaux (Montréal, QC) drilled a 2-0 fastball over the wall in left-centre with two out in the top of the second to give Canada a 1-0 lead.
- It didn’t take long for Australia to answer back as they pushed across a run in the home half of the second. A one-out single and stolen base, scored on a single to right with two out off of Canadian starter Will McAffer (North Vancouver, BC).
- Canada retook the lead with a pair of runs in the third. Royce Ando (Mississauga, Ont.) led off the frame with a bunt single that saw him advance to second on the play after a throwing error. With Ando on third and two out, Adam Hall (London, Ont.) dropped a double into right field and he scored when Kobe Hyland (Spruce Grove, Alta.) lined a single to right.
-The Canadian offence continued to roll in the fourth as Demi Orimoloye (Orleans, Ont.) led off the frame with a double to left and scored one batter later on a double down the right field line off the bat of Tristan Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.).
- Canadian reliever Tyler Whitbread (Camlachie, Ont.) issued a walk and single to start the bottom of the sixth before he gave up a home run on a 2-1 pitch to centre that pulled the Aussies even. They were not done there as a walk, bunt and wild pitch was followed a by a single, that got through the right side with the infielders pulled in, that gave the Aussies a one run advantage.
- Royce Ando led off the seventh inning with a homer that landed over the fence in left field to tie the score.
- With reliever Vincent Beauregard (Laval, Que.) on the mound, a 2-2 pitch was hit over the wall in left field to give Australia a walk-off, 6-5 win.

JNT HIGHLIGHTS
- Canadian starter Will McAffer turned in a solid four-inning performance on the mound as he gave up just one run on two hits and two walks, while he struck out six batters.
- Reliever Tyler Whitbread escaped trouble in the seventh as he got a strikeout and fly-out to right to leave the bases loaded.
- Canada received a pair of home runs from Isaac Deveaux and Royce Ando. Both were solo blasts.

TEAM LEADERS
Hits: 2, Ando (2/4); 1, Hall (1/3), Hyland (1/4), Orimoloye (1/3), Pompey (1/3), Deveaux (1/3), Davis (1/3)
Runs: 2, Ando; 1, Hall, Orimoloye, Deveaux
Doubles: 1, Hall, Orimoloye, Pompey
Home Runs: 1, Deveaux, Ando
RBIs: 1, Hall, Hyland, Pompey, Deveaux, Ando
Stolen Bases: 1, Orimoloye, Garon
Strikeouts: 6, McAffer; 5, Whitbread

UP NEXT
Canada and Australia will play game four of the eight game series tomorrow at Surfers Paradise Baseball Field at 12:30pm GMT/10:30pm ET (08/19) … RHP Michael Brettell (Fonthill, ON) is expected to start on the mound for Canada … All games of the Canada/Australia U18 series can be seen live


 CANADA U18  
Player    ab      r      h    rbi         2b    3b    hr         bb    so         sb    cs    sh    sf    hbp    ibb         fly    gnd    gdp         po     a     e         lob

HALL,Adam ss    3    1    1    1         1    0    0         1    1         0    1    0    0    0    0         1    0    0         0    0    0         0
HYLAND,Kobe 3b    4    0    1    1         0    0    0         0    1         0    1    0    0    0    0         1    1    0         0    1    0         2
ORIMOLOYE,Demi dh    3    1    1    0         1    0    0         1    1         1    0    0    0    0    0         1    0    0         0    0    0         0
YERZY,Andrew c    4    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         1    2    0         11    0    0         0
POMPEY,Tristan lf    3    0    1    1         1    0    0         1    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         2    0    0         0    0    0         0
DEVEAUX,Isaac dh    3    1    1    1         0    0    1         0    2         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0    0         0
  HUTZAL,Peter ph    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    1    0    0    0         0    1    0         0    0    0         0
VanRYCHEGHEM,Luke 1b    4    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    1         0    0    0    0    0    0         1    2    0         7    0    0         3
ANDO,Royce 2b    4    2    2    1         0    0    1         0    1         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    1    0         0    2    0         1
DAVIS,Cooper cf    3    0    1    0         0    0    0         0    1         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    1    0         1    0    0         0
GARON,Jean JF rf    2    0    0    0         0    0    0         1    1         1    0    0    0    0    0         1    0    0         5    0    0         0
McAFFER,Will p    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0    0         0
  WHITBREAD,Tyler p    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    1    0         0
  BEAUREGARD,Vincent p    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0    0         0
Totals    33    5    8    5         3    0    2         4    9         2    2    1    0    0    0         8    8    0         24    4    0         6

Pitcher         ip      h      r    er    bb    so         wp    hp    bk    sh    sf    ci         2b    3b    hr         ab    bf         fly    gnd         np     
McAFFER,Will         4.0    2    1    1    2    6         1    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         14    16         3    3         76     
WHITBREAD,Tyler         4.0    5    4    4    5    5         3    0    0    1    0    0         1    0    1         16    22         5    2         92     
BEAUREGARD,Vincent L         0.0    1    1    1    0    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    1         1    1         0    0         6

AUSTRALIA U18  
Player    ab      r      h    rbi         2b    3b    hr         bb    so         sb    cs    sh    sf    hbp    ibb         fly    gnd    gdp         po     a     e         lob

PERCIVAL,James cf    3    0    0    0         0    0    0         1    2         0    0    0    0    0    0         1    0    0         1    0    0         3
  WILLIAMS,Jess ph    1    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    1    0         0    0    0         0
  PICKARD,Mason cf    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0    0         0
RAWLINSON,Joshua dh    5    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    3         0    0    0    0    0    0         2    0    0         0    0    0         2
HOLDING,Mitch c    2    1    0    0         0    0    0         2    1         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    1    0         7    2    0         0
  KING,Tristan c    1    1    1    1         0    0    1         0    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         3    2    0         0
McCALLUM,James 1b    4    1    2    0         0    0    0         0    1         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    1    0         7    1    0         1
FREW,Dean 2b    3    1    1    3         0    0    1         1    1         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    1    0         1    3    0         0
TSUI,Ben rf    3    2    1    0         0    0    0         1    1         1    0    0    0    0    0         1    0    0         2    0    0         0
NEUNBORN,Mitchell 3b    2    0    0    0         0    0    0         1    0         0    0    1    0    0    0         2    1    0         0    1    0         3
CALLIL,George ss    4    0    1    1         0    0    0         0    2         0    0    0    0    0    0         1    0    0         3    1    0         0
KIFT,Ryan lf    3    0    2    1         1    0    0         1    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         1    0    0         2    0    0         0
INGLIS,Bradley p    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0    1         0
  BEATTIE,Matthew p    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         1    1    1         0
  ENCIONDO,Jack p    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0    0         0
  MacDONALD,Lachlan p    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0    0         0
Totals    31    6    8    6         1    0    2         7    11         1    0    1    0    0    0         8    5    0         27    11    2         9

Pitcher         ip      h      r    er    bb    so         wp    hp    bk    sh    sf    ci         2b    3b    hr         ab    bf         fly    gnd         np     
INGLIS,Bradley         3.0    4    3    3    0    1         0    0    0    0    0    0         1    0    1         12    12         4    3         40     
BEATTIE,Matthew         2.0    3    1    1    1    2         0    0    0    0    0    0         2    0    0         9    10         1    3         34     
ENCIONDO,Jack         1.0    0    0    0    1    1         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         4    5         1    1         21     
MacDONALD,Lachlan W         3.0    1    1    1    2    5         0    0    0    1    0    0         0    0    1         8    11         2    1         51     
     

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Adam Morissette

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.