Angel, Balazovic pitch 2 scoreless each in loss to Nats

JNT: Juniors fall to Nats in instructional league finale

By Adam Morissette
Baseball Canada

Event: Fall Instructional League
Score: Washington Nationals 7 Canada (U18) 0
Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports – Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Canada U18 Starting Lineup:
1. Cooper Davis - CF
2. Adam Hall – SS
3. Clayton Keyes - LF
4. Andrew Yerzy – C
5. Noah Naylor – 3B
6. Jason Willow – 3B
7. Michael Stovman – 1B
8. Tyler Duncan – RF
9. Rhys Cratty - DH
10. Dondrae Bremner – 2B
11. Luke Van Rycheghem –DH
12. Steven Moretto - DH

Starting Pitcher: RHP Conor Angel

- The Nats opened the scoring in the third using a pair of singles and a double with two out to score two runs.
- With one down in the fifth, a double, walk followed by two singles brought in three runs to put the Nats up by five.
- They would go on to add two runs in the seventh after back-to-back triples and an RBI double to round out the scoring.

-The juniors mustered three hits on offence coming from Dondrae Bremner (Toronto, Ont.), Adam Hall (London, Ont.) and Isaac Deveaux (Montréal, Que.).

- JNT starter Conor Angel (Lachine, Que.) tossed two shutout frames as he allowed only one hit and two walks.

- Reliever Jordan Balazovic (Mississauga, Ont.) also worked two scoreless innings on the mound and allowed only one hit.

Hits: 1, Bremner, Hall, Deveaux

Players, coaches and staff will return home Sunday …The Junior National Team program will resume in the spring with the annual Spring Training Camp in St. Petersburg, Fla. from March 9-21.


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.