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

HOW IT HAPPENED
- 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.

JNT HIGHLIGHTS
-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.

TEAM LEADERS
Hits: 1, Bremner, Hall, Deveaux

UP NEXT
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.

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