JNT: Astros top juniors in fall action
Oct. 9, 2015
By Adam Morissette
Event: Fall Instructional League
Score: Houston Astros 10 Canada (U18) 1
Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports – Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Canada U18 Starting Lineup:
1. Cooper Davis - CF
2. Adam Hall – DH
3. Noah Naylor – 3B
4. Andrew Yerzy - C
5. Isaac Deveaux – LF
6. Jason Willow - SS
7. Tyler Duncan - RF
8. Dondrae Bremner – 2B
9. Soren Graversen – 1B
10. Steven Moretto – DH
11. Edouard Julien – 2B
Starting Pitcher: RHP Mathieu Deneault-Gauthier
HOW IT HAPPENED
-The Astros got on the board in the top of the first using a one out single followed by a double with two out to go up, 1-0.
- In the fourth, a solo home run and three straight singles put the Astros up by three.
- The juniors got things gong in the fourth as Edouard Julien (Québec, Que.) singled and moved to third after a pair of wild pitched before Cooper Davis (Mississauga, Ont.) lifted a fly ball to the outfield that allowed Julien to tag and score.
- After scoring a run in the fifth on an RBI single, the Astros went up 6-1 in the sixth on back-to-back RBI singles.
- They put the game away in the seventh with four runs including a two run single.
- After giving up a run in the first, JNT starter Mathieu Deneault-Gauthier (Candiac, Que.) settled in tossing two scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and fanned one over three innings of work.
- The juniors managed four hits on the afternoon coming from Dondrae Bremner (Toronto, Ont.), Soren Graversen (Calgary, Alta.), Luke Van Rycheghem (Kent Bridge, Ont.) and Julien.
Hits: 1, Bremner, Graversen, Julien, Van Rycheghem
Runs: 1, Julien
RBI: 1, Davis
Strikeouts: 3, Shoemaker; 1, Deneault-Gauthier, Sierra
The juniors will wrap-up the Fall Instructional League camp at ESPN Wide World of Sports (10am ET) when they take on prospects from the Washington Nationals organization.