Braves farmhands beat U18s

 Adam Hall (London, Ont.) singled in the seventh as the Canadian Junior National Team lost 12-2 to first and second year Atlanta Braves prospects. Photo: Alexis Brudnicki.

Adam Hall (London, Ont.) singled in the seventh as the Canadian Junior National Team lost 12-2 to first and second year Atlanta Braves prospects. Photo: Alexis Brudnicki.

JNT: Braves upend juniors

By Adam Morissette
Baseball Canada

Event: Fall Instructional League
Score: Atlanta Braves 12 Canada (U18) 2
Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports – Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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

Starting Pitcher: RHP Ben Abram

- The Braves got to JNT starter Ben Abram (Georgetown, Ont.) in the first using three hits and an error to score three runs.
- The juniors got one of the runs back in the third when Dondrae Bremner (Toronto, Ont.) who walked and moved to third on an error, scored from third on a ground out.
- In the third, the Braves added three runs on four hits including a home run and went on to score a run in the fifth after a leadoff double and RBI single.
- Adam Hall (London, Ont.) singled in the seventh and came around to score on a ground out.
- The Braves put the icing on the cake in the eighth as they scored five runs on five hits and two errors.

- Hall had two his for a 2-for-3 day at the plate and scored one run to lead the offence.
- Reliever Branden Hatley (Morden, Man.) tossed three innings of effective relief as he allowed just one run on three hits and struck out two.

Hits: 2, Hall; 1, Cratty
Runs: 1, Hall, Bremner
Strikeouts: 2, Hatley; 1, DeCooman

The juniors will be back at ESPN Wide World of Sports tomorrow (1pm ET) when they take on prospects from the Houston Astros organization … RHP Mathieu Deneault-Gauthier (Candiac, Que.) is expected to start on the mound.


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.