Aussies edge Canucks in doubleheader down under

Will McAffer (North Vancouver, BC) pitched two scoreless innings before being tagged for a run in a 3-2 loss to Australia. 

Will McAffer (North Vancouver, BC) pitched two scoreless innings before being tagged for a run in a 3-2 loss to Australia. 

Aug. 23, 2015


U-18 Pre World Cup: Canada swept by Aussies in doubleheader


By Adam Morissette
Baseball Cananda

Canada came up on the wrong end of both games of a doubleheader as the Australian U-18 side shutout the Canadians, 4-0 in Game 1 before coming from behind to earn a 3-2, walk-off win in Game 2. Australia is now 7-0 in the eight game series with one game remaining, tomorrow (1:00pm AEST/11:00pm EDT).

Before Monday’s game, Baseball Canada will name the 20-players that will compete in the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup in Osaka, Japan from Aug. 28–Sept. 6.

GAME ONE INFORMATION
Score: Australia (U18) 4 Canada (U18) 0   (7 innings) 
Location: Surfers Paradise Baseball Field – Gold Coast, Australia
Weather: 24C, cloudy

Canada U18 Starting Lineup:
1. Cooper Davis CF
2. Kobe Hyland SS
3. Adam Hall DH
4. Royce Ando 2B
5. Andrew Yerzy DH
6. Demi Orimoloye DH
7. Tristan Pompey DH
8. Brad Aldred 1B
9. Isaac Deveaux LF
10. Luke Van Rycheghem C
11. Peter Hutzal 3B
12. JF Garon RF

Starting Pitcher: RHP Brady Moxham

HOW IT HAPPENED
- A leadoff home run on a full count pitch gave Australia an early 1-0 lead on a ball that just inside the foul pole and over the fence in right field. Canadian starter Brady Moxham (Oakville, Man.) settled in after that getting a pop out to short and a pair of strikeouts to end the top of the first.
- Australia added to their lead with a run in third as they loaded the bases on three consecutive singles before a fielder’s choice brought in the runner from third.
- Vincent Beauregard (Laval, Que.) took over for Moxham to start the fourth and recorded a quick out on a ground out before a double and two walks loaded the bases before a sacrifice fly deep to right field brought in the third Aussie run of the game.
- Three errors led to another Aussie run in the seventh. After two infield errors, a sacrifice bunt moved the runners two second and third, and with the infield drawn in, a ground ball that originally handcuffed shortstop Kobe Hyland (Spruce Grovve, Alta.) was wildly thrown to first.

JNT HIGHLIGHTS
- After surrendering a leadoff home run to start the game, starter Moxham retired six straight and had three straight strikeouts in the span. Moxham went three innings and allowed two runs on four hits, and struck out three batters.
-Luke Van Rycheghem (Kent Bridge, Ont.) lined a single to right to start the bottom of the fourth to break up the no-hit bid. Isaac Deveaux (Montréal, Que.) and Peter Hutzal (Calgary, Alta.) each singled in the bottom of the seventh.
-RJ Freure (Burlington, Ont.) tossed a perfect sixth inning including two strikeouts. Australia scored an unearned run in the seventh, Freure’s second inning of work. He recorded two strikeouts in the inning for a total of four.
- After allowing a run in the fourth, relief pitcher Vincent Beauregard tossed a perfect fifth inning getting two groundouts and a pop out.

TEAM LEADERS
Hits: 1, Van Rycheghem (1/2), Deveaux (1/2), Hutzal (1/2)
Strikeouts: 4, Freure; 3, Moxham

GAME TWO
Score: Australia (U18) 3 Canada (U18) 2   (7 innings)
Location: Surfers Paradise Baseball Field – Gold Coast, Australia
Weather: 24C, cloudy

Canada U18 Starting Lineup:
1. Royce Ando 2B
2. Kobe Hyland SS
3. Adam Hall 3B
4. Andrew Yerzy C
5. Demi Orimoloye RF
6. Tristan Pompey LF
7. Luke Van Rycheghem 1B
8. Brad Aldred DH
9. Peter Hutzal DH
10. Cooper Davis CF

Starting Pitcher: RHP Tyler Whitbread

HOW IT HAPPENED
- Canada opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the top of the third. Peter Hutzal led off the inning with a single to right, moved to second on a Cooper Davis (Mississauga, Ont.) bunt, advance to third on a ground out before scoring when Hyland looped a broken bat single into centre. Adam Hall (London, Ont.) then stepped to the plate and smacked a triple on a ball hit to right field that allowed Hyland to score.
- William Sierra (Montréal, Que.) entered the game in the fourth and hit a batter with one out before a ball hit to right-centre, just out of the reach of right fielder Demi Orimoloye (Orleans, Ont.) fell in for a double to put runners on second and third. Sierra then unleashed a wild pitch that brought one run in, while a sacrifice fly followed to allow the tying run to score.
-After a one-out single and stolen base, a two-out single to right-centre brought in the winning run from second base to end the game.

JNT HIGHLIGHTS
- Canadian starter Tyler Whitbread (Camlachie, Ont.) was lights out during his three-inning outing. The right-hander gave up just one hit and struck out four batters.
- Hutzal accounted for two of Canada’s five hits as he had a 2-for-2 game at the plate with a pair of singles. He also scored one of Canada’s two runs.
- Will McAffer (North Vancouver, BC) entered the game in the fifth and tossed two perfect frames before Australia managed two hits off of him including the game winning single. McAffer had two strikeouts.

TEAM LEADERS
Hits: 2, Hutzal (2/2); 1, Hyland (1/3), Hall (1/3), Pompey (1/2)
Runs: 1, Hutzal, Hyland
Triples: 1, Hall
RBIs: 1, Hyland, Hall
Strikeouts: 4, Whitbread; 2, McAffer

UP NEXT
Canada will have one final opportunity to earn a win in the exhibition series as they’ll meet Australia one final time tomorrow at 1:00pm AEST/11:00pm ET (08/23) at Surfers Paradise Baseball Field … RHP Michael Brettell (Fonthill, Ont.) is expected to start on the mound for Canada

Game 1
AUSTRALIA U18 4, CANADA U18 0 (Game 1)

AUSTRALIA U18      ab       r       h     rbi      bb      so      po       a     lob
VANKAN,Nate cf     3     1     2     1     1     0     0     0     0
TSUI,Ben rf     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     3
HOLDING,Mitch dh     4     0     0     2     0     1     0     0     0
McCALLUM,James 1b     4     0     0     0     0     2     4     2     2
FREW,Dean 2b     4     0     0     0     0     2     2     3     2
KING,Tristan c     3     1     1     0     0     0     11     1     0
NEUNBORN,Mitchell 3b     2     0     0     0     1     1     0     0     0
CALLIL,George ss     2     1     1     0     1     1     2     3     0
KIFT,Ryan lf     2     1     1     1     0     0     0     0     0
WELLS,Alexander p     0     0     0     0     0     0     2     0     0
   DEEBLE,Jye p     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
Totals     27     4     5     4     3     7     21     9     7
  
CANADA U18      ab       r       h     rbi      bb      so      po       a     lob
DAVIS,Cooper cf     2     0     0     0     1     1     0     0     3
HYLAND,Kobe ss     2     0     0     0     0     1     2     1     0
HALL,Adam dh     1     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0
ANDO,Royce 2b     2     0     0     0     0     1     1     2     0
YERZY,Andrew dh     2     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     1
ORIMOLOYE,Demi dh     2     0     0     0     0     2     0     0     0
POMPEY,Tristan dh     2     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0
ALDRED,Brad 1b     1     0     0     0     1     1     9     0     0
DEVEAUX,Isaac lf     2     0     1     0     0     1     0     0     0
VanRYCHEGHEM,Luke c     2     0     1     0     0     0     7     0     0
HUTZAL,Peter 3b     2     0     1     0     0     1     0     6     0
GARON,Jean JF rf     1     0     0     0     1     1     2     0     0
MOXHAM,Brady p     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0
   BEAUREGARD,Vincent p     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
   FREURE,Richard RJ p     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0
Totals     21     0     3     0     4     11     21     11     4


Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
AUSTRALIA U18....... 101 100 1 -  4  5  0
CANADA U18.......... 000 000 0 -  0  3  3
-----------------------------------------

E - HYLAND 2; ANDO. DP - AUSTRALIA 2. LOB - AUSTRALIA 7; CANADA 4. 2B - KING. HR - VANKAN. SH - TSUI. SF - KIFT.


AUSTRALIA U18      ip     h     r     er     bb     so     wp     bk     hbp     ibb     ab     bf     fo     go     np
WELLS,Alexander W     5.0     1     0     0     2     10     0     0     0     0     15     17     0     4     63
DEEBLE,Jye S     2.0     2     0     0     2     1     0     0     0     0     6     8     1     2     27
  
CANADA U18      ip     h     r     er     bb     so     wp     bk     hbp     ibb     ab     bf     fo     go     np
MOXHAM,Brady L     3.0     4     2     2     0     3     0     0     0     0     13     13     2     4     38
BEAUREGARD,Vincent      2.0     1     1     1     3     0     1     0     0     0     6     10     2     4     44
FREURE,Richard RJ      2.0     0     1     0     0     4     0     0     0     0     8     9     0     2     26 

Win - WELLS,A. Loss - MOXHAM. Save - DEEBLE . WP - BEAUREGARD. Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: WELLS,A 63/41; DEEBLE 27/17; MOXHAM 38/27; BEAUREGARD 44/22; FREURE 26/22.
Umpires - HP: Ryan Houlton 1B: Jason Morris 2B: Geoff Hallmann 3B: Gordon
Start: 11:00am Time: 1:32

Game 2

AUSTRALIA U18 3, CANADA U18
CANADA U18      ab       r       h     rbi      bb      so      po       a     lob

ANDO,Royce 2b/dh     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0
HYLAND,Kobe ss     3     1     1     1     0     0     2     2     0
HALL,Adam 3b     3     0     1     1     0     1     2     0     0
YERZY,Andrew c     3     0     0     0     0     0     5     1     2
ORIMOLOYE,Demi rf     3     0     0     0     0     0     3     0     0
POMPEY,Tristan lf     2     0     1     0     1     0     0     0     0
VanRYCHEGHEM,Luke 1b     3     0     0     0     0     1     4     1     0
ALDRED,Brad dh     2     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     2
HUTZAL,Peter dh/2b     2     1     2     0     0     0     0     0     0
DAVIS,Cooper cf     1     0     0     0     0     0     3     0     0
WHITBREAD,Tyler p     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
   SIERRA,William p     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
   McAFFER,Will p     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0
Totals     25     2     5     2     1     3     20     5     4
  
AUSTRALIA U18      ab       r       h     rbi      bb      so      po       a     lob
VANKAN,Nate cf     3     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0
RAWLINSON,Joshua 3b     3     0     0     0     0     0     1     1     0
HOLDING,Mitch c     2     1     0     0     0     1     3     1     0
McCALLUM,James 1b     3     1     1     0     0     1     9     1     0
FREW,Dean 2b     2     0     0     0     1     0     0     3     0
KIFT,Ryan lf     2     1     2     1     0     0     3     0     0
NEUNBORN,Mitchell dh/p     3     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     2
CALLIL,George ss     3     0     1     1     0     1     2     2     0
PERCIVAL,James rf     2     0     0     0     0     2     1     0     0
BARRETT,Max p     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     2     0
   ENCIONDO,Jack p     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0
Totals     23     3     4     2     1     6     21     10     3 

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
CANADA U18.......... 002 000 0 -  2  5  0
AUSTRALIA U18....... 000 200 1 -  3  4  3
-----------------------------------------
Note: 2 outs, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

E - McCALLUM; CALLIL; BARRETT. DP - AUSTRALIA 1. LOB - CANADA 4; AUSTRALIA 3. 2B - McCALLUM. 3B - HALL. HBP - HOLDING. SH - DAVIS. SF - KIFT. SB - KIFT. CS - HUTZAL.

CANADA U18      ip     h     r     er     bb     so     wp     bk     hbp     ibb     ab     bf     fo     go     np
WHITBREAD,Tyler      3.0     1     0     0     0     4     0     0     0     0     10     10     3     2     38
SIERRA,William      1.0     1     2     2     1     0     1     0     1     0     3     6     3     0     17
McAFFER,Will L     2.2     2     1     1     0     2     0     0     0     0     10     10     4     2     38
  
AUSTRALIA U18      ip     h     r     er     bb     so     wp     bk     hbp     ibb     ab     bf     fo     go     np
BARRETT,Max      4.0     4     2     2     1     1     1     0     0     0     16     18     5     6     53
ENCIONDO,Jack      2.0     1     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     6     6     2     1     14
NEUNBORN,Mitchell W     1.0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     3     3     1     1     8 

Win - NEUNBORN. Loss - McAFFER. Save - None. WP - SIERRA; BARRETT. HBP - by SIERRA (HOLDING). Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: WHITBREAD 38/26; SIERRA 17/9; McAFFER 38/25; BARRETT 53/34; ENCIONDO 14/10; NEUNBORN 8/7.
Umpires - HP: Jason Morris 1B: Gordon Wright 3B: Ryan Houlton
Start: 1:40pm Time: 1:25

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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.