Gordon has five-hit day for Bowmans

 OF Miles Gordon (Oakville, Ont.) had five hits as the Canadian Junior National Team played an intra-squad game on Sunday at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports.

OF Miles Gordon (Oakville, Ont.) had five hits as the Canadian Junior National Team played an intra-squad game on Sunday at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – After opening extended spring training camp with an 8-2 loss to a group of Atlanta Braves pro prospects, the Junior National Team split into two sides today for an inter-squad game with coach Shawn Bowman’s club earning a 7-5 win over coach Adam Stern’s team.

The game featured plenty of offence as both squads combined for 17 hits and 12 runs.

Some highlights from the game:

_ No one had a bigger game offensively than outfielder Miles Gordon(Oakville, Ont.) who went 5-for-7 and scored two runs while adding an RBI and stolen base for good measure.

Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) was the only other player to record a multi-hit game as he went 3-for-6 with a double and scored three runs. Naylor also added a stolen base and one RBI to his stat line.

_ Although he didn’t record a hit, catcher Andrew Yerzy (Toronto, Ont.) drove in two runs with an RBI groundout and a sacrifice fly

Tristan Pompey (Milton, Ont.), Darren Shred (Brampton, Ont.), JF Garon(Terrebonne, Que.) and Isaac Deveaux (Montréal, Que.) each collected a base hit and one RBI.

_ On the mound, right-hander Matt Ianni (Ottawa, Ont.) started for Team Bowman and tossed three scoreless innings, scattering four hits and a walk to go along with one strikeout

Jackson Wark (St. Albert, Alta.) also had a strong outing fanning four through three scoreless frames where he only allowed one walk

_ LHP Nick Vickers (Calgary, Alta.) and RHP Sam Turcotte (Toronto, Ont.) both got their first taste of action as members of the Junior National Team program with each throwing three innings. Both pitchers were touched up for two earned runs, although they each recorded a game-high four strikeouts

_ Left-handers Matt Jones (Whitby, Ont.) and Vincent Beauregard (Laval, Que.) tossed three innings apiece for their respective clubs and recorded one strikeout.

Hits: 5, Gordon (5/7); 3, Naylor (3/6)
2B: Orimoloye, Komonosky
Runs: 3, Orimoloye, Naylor; 2, Gordon
RBIs: 2, Yerzy; 1, Naylor, Garon, Deveaux, Gordon, Pompey, Shred
SB: 1, Orimoloye, Naylor, Deveaux, Garon, Hutzal, Gordon, Pompey
Strikeouts: 4, Vickers, Wark, Turcotte

The juniors will be back in action Monday (1pm ET) at ESPN Wide World of Sports in a rematch of Saturday’s contest against pro prospects from the Atlanta Braves organization … RHP Nick Virdo (Brampton, ON) is slated 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.