Burgmann, Hall, Pompey lead Canucks to win over Aussies

Sept. 4th, 2015

 

U-18: Offence comes up big in win over Australia

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

OSAKA, Japan – Josh Burgmann (Nanaimo, BC) struck out 10 batters and Canada’s offence exploded for 10 runs on 15 hits as they earned a 10-3 win over Australia at the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup.

The win improves Canada’s record to 1-3 in the Super Round with one game remaining tomorrow against the United States. Canada must win to have any hope of playing in the bronze medal game that is scheduled for Sunday.

Prior to the World Cup, Canada played Australia in an eight-game exhibition series and dropped all but one of the contests so todays win had extra meaning.

“We had to battle to keep a stiff upper lip when we were in Australia so it’s nice to win when it counts,” said Canadian manager Greg Hamilton. “(The win) keeps us alive for a medal which is great.”

Adam Hall (London, Ont.) and Tristan Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) each fell a home run short of the cycle as Hall went 4-for-5 with a double, triple and four RBI, while Pompey went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and two RBI.

“It was nice to see our offence hit the ball around the park and Tristan and Adam were a big part of that today,” continued Hamilton. “We got a great effort on the mound today, Burgmann did a super job, he stabilized things early and gave our offence a chance to get going. Both pieces worked today.”

Canada got things going in the top of the second as Pompey led off with a double down the left field line and came around to score when Isaac Deveaux (Montréal, Que.) drilled a two out single to centre.

The Aussies came back in the home half of the frame as they loaded the bases on three consecutive singles to open the inning before a run scored on a 6-3 double play.

Pompey was at it again in the fifth as he drilled a triple to the gap in right centre that brought in both Hall and Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.).

Canada gave the Aussies a run back in the bottom of the inning as Hyland mishandled a surefire double play ball at shortstop putting runners on the corners with nobody out. After Burgmann recorded a strikeout, a fly ball lifted to deep centerfield cashed the runner in from third to pull the Aussies within one.

After failing to capitalize on an opportunity earlier in the game, Canada wasn’t about to let it happen a second time and it was Adam Hall who came up big as he doubled down the left field line with two out that scored two runs to put the Canucks in front by three.

Canada salted the game away in the seventh using five hits, including a two run triple from Hall, to score five runs and increase their lead to eight.

Tyler Whitbread (Camlachie, Ont.) took over for Burgmann in the eighth and got a double play to get out of the inning before RJ Freure (Burlington, Ont.) pitched a scoreless ninth.

Canada will now face the United States.

“Anytime you get the United States in baseball it’s a special opportunity for your program, they’re the standard,” said Hamilton. “We look forward to the opportunity to compete tomorrow, I think we belong on the field with them and we’re going to give them a game.”

UP NEXT
Canada will face the United States tomorrow (6pm JST/5am EDT) at historic Hanshin Koshien Stadium … The game will be streamed live and can be seen by clicking on the link below.

U-18 Baseball WOrld Cup 2015
CANADA 10 (4-3), AUSTRALIA 3 (4-3)

at Osaka (Maishima Stadium)

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

ANDO 2b     6     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     1     0     0     2     0
HALL 3b     5     1     4     4     1     1     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     2     0
NAYLOR 1b     4     1     2     0     1     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     6     1     1
POMPEY lf     5     2     3     2     1     1     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0
YERZY c     5     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     12     0     0
ORIMOLOYE rf     5     1     2     0     1     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     2     0     0     0     1     0     0
DEVEAUX dh     2     0     1     1     0     0     0     2     0     0     1     0     0     1     0     1     0     0     0     0
HYLAND ss     4     2     2     1     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     2     2     1
DAVIS cf     5     2     1     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     3     0     0
BURGMANN p     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     1     0
WHITBREAD p     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     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      41     10     15     9     4     2     0     4     3     0     1     0     0     7     0     2     0     27     8     2 

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

VANKAN cf     3     0     1     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     5     0     0
KIFT lf     4     1     2     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     2     0     1     0     0     0     0
HOLDING c     4     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     9     0     0
MCCALLUM 1b     4     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     2     0     1     1     9     1     0
FREW 2b     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     1     1     1     3     0
KING dh     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     4     0     2     0     0     0     0
WILLIAMS 3b     2     1     0     0     0     0     0     2     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     1     0     1     1     1
CALLIL ss     4     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0
PERCIVAL rf     4     1     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     1     0     0
WELLS A p     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     3     0
STEEDMAN p     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0
ENCIONDO p     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
Totals      33     3     7     2     0     0     0     2     0     0     0     0     1     12     0     6     2     27     9     1 

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

BURGMANN Josh W,2-0     7.1     6     3     2     1     10     0     0     0     0     28     30     5     6     109
WHITBREAD Tyler      0.2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     1     0     1     5
FREURE Richard (RJ)      1.0     1     0     0     1     2     0     0     0     0     4     5     1     0     18
 
AUSTRALIA      
ip       h       r     er     bb     so     wp     bk     hbp     ibb     ab     bf     fo     go     np

WELLS Alexander L,1-1     5.0     7     3     3     2     3     0     0     0     0     22     24     7     5     83
STEEDMAN Rhys      1.2     5     6     4     2     2     0     0     0     0     10     12     2     1     45
ENCIONDO Jack      2.1     3     1     0     0     2     0     0     1     0     9     10     1     2     35 

Umpires - HP: KATSUTOSHI T. (JPN) 1B: WU M. T. (TPE) 2B: KOBAYASHI N. (JPN) 
Start: 12:00 Time: 2:46 Attendance: 527
Weather: Mostly sunny, cloudy periods Game notes: T.C.: SATO M. (BRA); KITTA M. (JPN) Scorers: NAKAMURA F. (JPN); OKAMOTO Y. (JPN); DARLING D. (CAN)

Group C
Pos    Team    GP    WO    LO    AVG    GB

1    Japan    4    4    0    1000    0.0
2    United States    4    3    1    750    1.0
3    South Korea 4    2    2    500    2.0
4    Australia     4    1    3    250    3.0
5    Canada     4    1    3    250    3.0
6    Cuba     4    1    3    250    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.