Reds drop Juniors, Julien doubles

Edouard Julien (Québec City, Que.) doubled as the Canadian Junior National Team dropped a decision to the Canadian Junior National Team. Photo: Adam Morissette. 

Edouard Julien (Québec City, Que.) doubled as the Canadian Junior National Team dropped a decision to the Canadian Junior National Team. Photo: Adam Morissette. 

May 27, 2016


Dominican Summer League: Reds too much for juniors, July 2nd prospects up next

By Adam Morissette
Baseball Canada

BOCA CHICA, DR – After sweeping a doubleheader, the Junior National Team got behind the Cincinnati Reds Dominican squad early and fell by a score of 8-2. The Reds used 11 hits including five doubles, while the juniors could only muster three hits on offence and committed six errors.

The loss puts the Junior National Team’s record at 7-6 with one game remaining on the Dominican Summer League tour that will take place tomorrow at Estadio Tetelo Vargas against MLB Prospect League.

GAME ONE INFORMATION
Score: DSL Reds 8 Canada (U-18) 2
Location: Cincinnati Reds Dominican Complex – Boca Chica, DR
Weather: 29 degrees Celsius, Partly Cloudy

Canada 18U Starting Lineup:
1. Cooper Davis - CF
2. Jason Willow - SS
3. Tyler Duncan - RF
4. Andrew Yerzy – DH
5. Clayton Keyes - LF
6. Dondrae Bremner – DH
7. Noah Naylor – 3B
8. Luke Van Rycheghem – DH
9. Edouard Julien – 2B
10. Soren Graversen – 1B
11. Michael Stovman - DH
12. Victor Cerny - C

Starting Pitcher: RHP Mathieu Deneault-Gauthier

HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Reds struck quick in the bottom of the first as a lead off single to left off of JNT starter Mathieu Deneault-Gauthier (Candiac, Que.) scored when a double to left followed to put them in front by one.

- With one out and nobody on base in the bottom of the second, the teams were sent off the field with heavy rain falling. After a 45-minute delay, play resumed and juniors quickly turned a double play, but things changed quickly as the Reds strung together four hits in a row, including a pair of RBI doubles, to score three runs and increase their lead to 4-0.

- With one out in the third, Steven Moretto (Burnaby, BC) drew a one out walk and scored all the way from first base when Edouard Julien (Québec City, QC) doubled to the gap in left to make it 4-1.

- Deneault-Gauthier looked to have the makings of a perfect inning in the fourth but the Reds had other ideas as back-to-back two out singles both came around to score on a double that was hit to centre which put them in front by five.

- The Reds scored two more runs in the sixth thanks to a pair of one out walks to load the bases before a two out free pass brought in the first run, while the second run scored on a wild pitch from reliever William Sierra (Montréal, Que.).

- In the ninth, three walks loaded the bases and Clayton Keyes (Calgary, Alta.) took advantage of some control issues, as he was able to score from third base on a wild pitch.

 

JNT HIGHLIGHTS
- Reliever Michael Stovman (Maple Ridge, BC) was solid in two innings of work as he struck out the first two batters he faced in the seventh before allowing a double but leaving the runner stranded on a fly out to centre. In the eighth he retired the three batters he faced on three consecutive groundouts.

- Edouard Julien whacked a double into the gap in left field that brought in a run in the third inning.

 

TEAM LEADERS
Hits: 1, Naylor (1/2), Julien (1/3), Cerny (1/1)
Doubles: 1, Julien, Cerny
Runs: 1, Keyes, Moretto
RBIs: 1, Julien
Strikeouts: 3, Deneault-Gauthier; 2, Stovman

 

UP NEXT
The juniors will wrap up the Dominican Summer League Camp tomorrow with the annual contest against the MLB Prospects who feature some of the top international players eligible to sign with big league clubs on or after July 2 … The prospects roster has six players ranked on MLB.com’s Top 30 international prospects list including Freudis Nova (#8), Yasel Antuna (#14), Yunior Severino (#18), Marcos Brito (#22), Luis Veloz (#24) and Pablo Abreu (#29) … The game will take place at Estadio Tetelo Vargas in San Pedro de Macoris with a 2pm ET first pitch … RHP Josh Burgmann (Nanaimo, BC) is scheduled to start for the juniors … You can receive live updates by following @Team_C_Updates on Twitter.

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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.