Deneault-Gauthier allows a run in three innings vs. Astros farnhands

JNT: Astros top juniors in fall action
Oct. 9, 2015

By Adam Morissette
Baseball Canada

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

-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.


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.