Canada opens World 18U vs. Taipei

Aug. 27th, 2015


U-18 World Cup: Canada set for Taipei in opener

 

By Adam Morissette
OSAKA, Japan - After an eight-game series against the Australian U-18 National Team on the Gold Coast and two practice days in Osaka, the Junior National Team can now focus on the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup that will get underway on Friday when they take on Chinese Taipei at Nanko Chuo Stadium (12:30pm JST/11:30pm EDT 08/27).

Canada will play five round-robin games as part of Group B with the top three teams advancing to the second round of play that is known as the Super Round. After the Super Round, the top two seeds will play for gold, while the third and fourth best records will meet for bronze.

First baseman and Miami Marlins first round draft choice, Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) joined Team Canada on Wednesday and is excited to wear the red and white one final time as a member of the Junior National Team program.

“It’s tremendous being a part of this team and this program,” said Naylor who set to become the first Canadian to participate in three world championships at the U-18 level. “I get to battle with my best friends one more time for a world championship. I’m excited to be here.”

Following the game against Chinese Taipei, Canada will face South Korea, Italy and Cuba before concluding round robin action against South Africa.

Schedule:
08/28 Canada vs Chinese Taipei 12:30pm JST/11:30pm EDT (08/27) Nanko Chuo
08/29 S. Korea vs Canada 12pm JST/11pm EDT (08/28) Maishima
08/30 Italy vs Canada 3:30pm JST/2:30am EDT Toyonaka Rose
08/31 Canada vs Cuba 3:30pm JST/2:30am EDT Nanko Chuo
09/01 Canada vs South Africa 3:30pm JST/2:30am EDT Toyonaka Rose
*All games at Nanko Chuo Stadium and Maishima Stadium will be live streamed via the WBSC USTREAM channels:

Maishima


Nanko Chuo:

 

Live scoring for all tournament games will be available by visiting the official tournament website:


Canada-Australia eight-game series
Overall Statistics

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HALL,Adam, CAN     .292     8-8     24     1     7     2     1     0     3     11     .458     4     0     7     1     .393     0     0     1-2
POMPEY,Tristan, CAN     .263     8-8     19     2     5     2     0     1     2     10     .526     6     0     5     0     .440     0     0     0-1
HYLAND,Kobe, CAN     .227     8-8     22     2     5     0     0     0     2     5     .227     1     1     6     1     .292     0     0     0-1
ANDO,Royce, CAN     .154     8-7     26     3     4     0     0     2     3     10     .385     0     0     6     1     .154     0     0     1-1
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ORIMOLOYE,Demi, CAN     .130     8-8     23     4     3     2     0     1     1     8     .348     2     1     12     0     .231     0     0     1-1
DAVIS,Cooper, CAN     .105     7-7     19     0     2     0     0     0     0     2     .105     2     0     6     0     .190     0     1     1-1
YERZY,Andrew, CAN     .043     7-7     23     0     1     0     0     0     1     1     .043     1     0     5     1     .083     0     0     0-0
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ALDRED,Brad, CAN     .250     6-6     16     1     4     2     0     1     1     9     .563     1     0     6     1     .294     0     0     0-0
DEVEAUX,Isaac, CAN     .231     5-5     13     2     3     0     0     2     2     9     .692     1     0     6     0     .286     0     0     0-0
GARON,Jean JF, CAN     .167     5-5     12     1     2     0     0     0     0     2     .167     3     0     4     0     .333     0     0     2-2 

(All games Sorted by Earned run avg)
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VINCELLI,Matteo, CAN     1.29     0-0     3-0     0     0/1     1     7.0     3     1     1     2     4     1     0     0     24     .125     1     1     0
BRETTELL,Michael, CAN     1.64     1-1     2-2     0     0/1     0     11.0     9     3     2     5     11     2     0     0     43     .209     3     2     0
McAFFER,Will, CAN     2.70     0-1     2-1     0     0/0     0     6.2     4     2     2     2     8     0     0     0     24     .167     1     0     0
DENEAULT-GAUTHIER,M, CAN     4.05     0-0     2-0     0     0/0     0     6.2     7     4     3     4     5     1     1     0     26     .269     2     0     0
WHITBREAD,Tyler, CAN     5.14     0-0     2-1     0     0/0     0     7.0     6     4     4     5     9     1     0     1     26     .231     3     0     0
MOXHAM,Brady, CAN     5.62     0-1     2-1     0     0/0     0     8.0     10     5     5     0     6     0     0     2     33     .303     0     0     0
BURGMANN,Josh, CAN     8.59     0-2     2-2     0     0/0     0     7.1     13     11     7     5     7     1     0     0     34     .382     6     0     0
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SIERRA,William, CAN     6.75     0-0     4-0     0     0/0     0     4.0     5     3     3     3     5     1     0     0     14     .357     1     1     0
FREURE,Richard RJ, CAN     14.73     0-0     2-0     0     0/0     0     3.2     1     7     6     4     5     0     0     0     14     .071     0     5     0
VIRDO,Nicholas, CAN     99.00     0-1     1-1     0     0/0     0     0.0     0     3     3     1     0     0     0     0     0           1     2     0 

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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.