Yerzy dials 8 vs. Detroit pros

  Andrew Yerzy (Toronto, Ont.) hit a two-run homer as the Canadian Junior National Team fell to the Detroit Tigers extended spring training team in Lake Bunea Vista, Fla.

Andrew Yerzy (Toronto, Ont.) hit a two-run homer as the Canadian Junior National Team fell to the Detroit Tigers extended spring training team in Lake Bunea Vista, Fla.

Score: Detroit Tigers Extended 16 Canada (18U) 2
Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports – Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Canada 18U Starting Lineup:
1. Miles Gordon RF
2. Kobe Hyland SS
3. Tristan Pompey LF
4. Josh Naylor 1B
5. Demi Orimoloye CF
6. Andrew Yerzy DH
7. JF Garon DH
8. Peter Hutzal 3B
9. Darren Shred C
10. Isaac Deveaux DH
11. Royce Ando 2B

Starting Pitcher: LHP Nick Vickers.

– The Tigers opened the scoring with the three runs in the first and put up runs in six of their nine offensive innings recording 20 hits in the process and took advantage of five Junior National Team errors

– They scored three runs twice and put counted four runs in each of the fifth and eighth innings

– A two-run homer highlighted their four-run fifth inning.

– Andrew Yerzy (Toronto, Ont.) matched the home run in the fifth with a long ball of his own when he swatted a two run homer in the fifth scoring Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) who had led off the frame with a double.

– Yerzy’s homer highlighted the offence for the JNT as they could only muster five hits throughout the game.

– Isaac Deveaux (Montréal, Que.) collected a pair of singles in a 2-for-2 day at the plate, while Miles Gordon (Oakville, Ont.) accounted for the only other JNT hit of the game.

– Vincent Beauregard (Laval, Que.) worked two innings without allowing an earned run. He gave up on hit and walked one batter.

Hits: 2, Deveaux (2/2); 1, Yerzy (1/3), Naylor (1/3), Gordon (1/3)
2B: 1, Naylor
HR: 1, Yerzy
Runs: 1, Naylor, Yerzy
RBIs: 2, Yerzy
Strikeouts: 2, Vickers; 1, Ianni.

The juniors will be back to ESPN Wide World of Sports Saturday to wrap-up the extended spring training camp with a 10am ET contest against pro prospects from the Washington Nationals organization … RHP Will McAffer(North Vancouver, BC) is scheduled 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.