JNT: Braves upend juniors
By Adam Morissette
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
HOW IT HAPPENED
- 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.