Beauregard a beaut for Canada: 7 scoreless in win over Italy

LHP Vincent Beauregard (Laval, Que.) helped Canada gain some revenge for their WBC loss to Italy with seven scoreless innings in a 10-0 win over Italy at the 18U World Cup.

LHP Vincent Beauregard (Laval, Que.) helped Canada gain some revenge for their WBC loss to Italy with seven scoreless innings in a 10-0 win over Italy at the 18U World Cup.

U-18: Canada blanks Italy, Cuba up next

 

Aug. 30th, 2015

By Adam Morissette
Baseball Canada

OSASKA, Japan - Vincent Beauregard (Laval, Que.) pitched seven scoreless innings, while the Canadian offence took advantage of five Italian errors and eight walks to come away with a 10-0 mercy-rule win.

The win improves Canada’s record to 2-1 with two games remaining in Group B action at the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup. The top three teams in Group B will advance to the second round.

“I’m happy that we were able to take care of business today and do what we needed to do to pull out a win,” said Canadian manager Greg Hamilton. “Vincent gave us seven solid innings (on the mound) which allowed us to rest some guys in our bullpen.”

Canada now faces an important match-up tomorrow against Cuba (3:30pm JST/2:30am EDT) that will put the victorious team in a good position to advance to the second round.”

“Cuba is Cuba and I know we’ll be in tough tomorrow,” explained Hamilton of facing the longtime international baseball power. “As a group, we’re looking forward to the challenge and competing against them.”

Canada wasted little time getting on the scoreboard as they struck for two runs in the bottom of the first. Royce Ando (Mississauga, Ont.) led off with a double to left and moved to third when Kobe Hyland (Spruce Grove, Alta.) walked and Adam Hall (London, Ont.) reached to load the bases after being hit by a pitch. Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) then stepped to the plate and made it safely to first on a ball that was misplayed by the Italian first baseman, which brought in Ando. Tristan Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) followed by grounding into a double play that brought in Hyland.

Beauregard looked good early as he worked a scoreless first inning before striking out the side in the second inning after a pair of singles. In the fourth, a lead off double made it to third only to be left on base after Ando made a nice diving catch on a line drive at second to end the inning. In seven innings of work, Beauregard had eight strikeouts and allowed just four hits.

“I felt pretty good tonight,” he said. “Even when I got into a bit of trouble I was able to trust my stuff, pitch my game and get out of it.”

Canada got some help in the fifth as they took advantage of three Italian errors and two walks, while Naylor came up with an RBI single as part of a four-run inning. He would go on to add a single in the eighth to improve his tournament average to .583 (7-for-12).

RJ Freure (Burlington, Ont.) took over for Beauregard in the eighth and worked a perfect inning with one strikeout before Canada added three runs in the bottom of the inning to walk-off with the win via the mercy-rule.

Hyland had a two-run single, while Tristan Pompey’s hit to left scored him to end the game.

UP NEXT
The game against Cuba tomorrow is scheduled for 3:30pm JST/2:30am EDT at Nanko Chuo Stadium ... RHP Michael Brettell (Fonthill, Ont.) is expected to start on the mound for Canada, 

U-18 Baseball World Cup 2015
CANADA 10 (2-1), ITALY 0 (0-3) 
 at OSAKA (Toyonaka Rose)

ITALY      
ab       r       h     rbi     2b     3b     hr     bb     sb     cs     hp     sh     sf     so     ibb     kl     gdp     po       a       e

GASPARINI ss     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     3     2     2
ADORNI lf/cf     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     2     0     0
SELLAROLI 2b     3     0     2     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     4     0
OREFICE 1b     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     6     2     2
FRIGGERI 3b     3     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     2     1     0
STARC rf     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0
TEALDI lf     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     2     0     0
MONELLO dh/c     3     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     2     0     0     0     1     0     0
AZZALI cf/rf     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     2     0     1     0     1     0     1
ASTORRI c     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     4     0     0
ALDEGHERI p     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0
ANDRETTA p     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     1     0
Totals      27     0     4     0     1     0     0     0     0     1     1     0     0     9     0     1     0     21     11     5 

CANADA      
ab       r       h     rbi     2b     3b     hr     bb     sb     cs     hp     sh     sf     so     ibb     kl     gdp     po       a       e

ANDO 2b     4     3     3     0     2     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     2     0     1
HYLAND ss     4     3     2     2     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     3     0
HALL 3b     3     1     1     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     2     0
NAYLOR 1b     3     2     2     1     0     0     0     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     6     0     0
POMPEY lf     4     0     2     2     0     0     0     1     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     1     0     0
YERZY c     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     10     2     1
ORIMOLOYE rf     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     2     0     0     0     3     0     0
VAN RYCHEGHE dh     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
DAVIS cf     3     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0
DEVEAUX ph     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
BEAUREGARD p     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
FREURE p     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
Totals      32     10     11     5     2     0     0     8     0     1     1     0     0     3     0     0     2     24     7     2 

ITALY      
ip       h       r     er     bb     so     wp     bk     hbp     ibb     ab     bf     fo     go     np

ALDEGHERI Mattia L,0-1     4.0     1     3     1     5     0     1     0     1     0     13     19     5     6     76
ANDRETTA Maurizio      3.0     10     7     4     3     3     1     0     0     0     19     22     2     2     71
 
CANADA      
ip       h       r     er     bb     so     wp     bk     hbp     ibb     ab     bf     fo     go     np

BEAUREGARD Vincent W,1-0     7.0     4     0     0     0     8     0     0     1     0     24     26     6     6     87
FREURE Richard (RJ)      1.0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     3     3     2     0     10 

Umpires - HP: PARK W J (KOR) 1B: THOMAS T (AUS) 2B: MINO M (JPN) 3B: TAKEDA M. (JPN) 
Start: 16:00 Time: 2:32 Attendance: 300
Weather: cloudy Game notes: Scorers - WINKLER S (GER) GOTOH M (JPN) IWASAKI M (JPN) TC - KITTA M (JPN) ASO K (JPN) 
ALDEGHERI faced 1 batter in the 5th. 
ANDRETTA faced 6 batters in the 8th.


Group A
Pos    Team    GP    WO    LO    AVG    GB

1    Australia     2    2    0    1000    0.0
2    Japan     2    2    0    1000    0.0
3    United States     3    2    1    667    0.5
4    Brazil     3    1    2    333    1.5
5    Mexico     3    1    2    333    1.5
6    Czech Republic     3    0    3    0    2.5

Group B
Pos    Team    GP    WO    LO    AVG    GB

1    South Korea     3    3    0    1000    0.0
2    Canada     3    2    1    667    1.0
3    Chinese Taipei     3    2    1    667    1.0
4    Cuba     3    2    1    667    1.0
5    Italy     3    0    3    0    3.0
6    South Africa     3    0    3    0    3.0

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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.