Ando, Orimoloye HRs can't offset Canuck errors

 INF Royce Ando (Mississauga, Ont.) hit his second home run down under as Canada lost to Australia.

INF Royce Ando (Mississauga, Ont.) hit his second home run down under as Canada lost to Australia.

Aug. 21, 2015


U-18 Pre World Cup: Canada can’t solve Aussies

 


By Adam Morissette
Baseball Canada

Five errors came to haunt Team Canada as they fell to the Australian U18 side, 8-3 and in doing so dropped their fifth game in a row as the Canada/Australia U18 Series continues.

Both teams are using the series to determine their 20 player rosters that will compete in the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup in Osaka, Japan from Aug. 28–Sept. 6.

GAME INFORMATION
Score: Australia (U18) 8 Canada (U18) 3
Location: Surfers Paradise Baseball Field – Gold Coast, Australia
Weather: 21C, cloudy

Canada U18 Starting Lineup:
1. Royce Ando 2B
2. Cooper Davis CF
3. Adam Hall SS
4. Andrew Yerzy C
5. Demi Orimoloye RF
6. Tristan Pompey LF
7. Isaac Deveaux DH
8. Brad Aldred 1B
9. Kobe Hyland 3B
10. Peter Hutzal DH

Starting Pitcher: RHP Josh Burgmann

HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Aussies used a two-out RBI single to right field in the bottom of the third to plate a run from third base. Right fielder Demi Orimoloye (Orleans, Ont.) gunned a runner down at home plate, who was trying to score from second, to end the inning. Canadian starter Josh Burgmann (Nanaimo, BC) got into trouble early as a pair of single followed by a walk loaded the bases before he got a 1-2-3 double play ball.

- With one out and Kobe Hyland (Spruce Grove, Alta.) on first base in the top of the third, Royce Ando (Mississauga, Ont.) sent a 2-1 pitch over the wall in left for his second home run of the week that put Canada up by a run.

- The Aussies got the run right back in the home half of the third when a run scored from second base on a ball that got by SS Adam Hall (London, Ont.) that went for an error. A lead-off single followed by a bunt had moved the runner into scoring position.

- Orimoloye put Canada back on top in the fourth when he launched a 0-1 offering over the wall in left.

- Just like they did in the third, the Aussies matched Canada’s output in the fourth and added another run to take a 4-3 lead. With the bases loaded a ball up the middle handcuffed Hall that brought in one run before another came in when Burgmann issued a wild pitch.

- After a pair of scoreless frames, the Aussies took advantage of the fifth Canadian error in the seventh that saw a run score on a sacrifice fly to centerfield. An error by third baseman Hyland allowed the leadoff runner to get aboard before a single and walk issued by reliever Mathieu Deneault-Gauthier (Candiac, Que.) loaded the bases.

- Australia put the icing on the cake with three more runs in the eighth. A one out single followed by a pair of two out walks all came around to score on a triple to the gap in right field.

JNT HIGHLIGHTS
- Ando is enjoying a power surge this week as belted his second long ball of the series that put Canada in front, albeit temporarily, in the third inning. Orimoloye, who has six homers with the Arizona Rookie League Brewers this season, collected his first homer of the series with a solo shot in the fourth.

- Starter Burgmann was charged with only one earned run during 4 1/3 innings of work. The right-hander scattered six hits and three walks, and struck out three batters.

- Prior to the three-run triple in the eighth, reliever Deneault-Gauthier turned in 2 1/3 innings without surrendering an earned run. He gave up three hits and three walks, and fanned two batters.

TEAM LEADERS
Hits: 2, Ando (2/4); Hall (1/3), Orimoloye (1/3), Hutzal (1/3)
Runs: 1, Hyland, Ando, Orimoloye
Doubles: 1, Hall
Home Runs: 1, Ando, Orimoloye
RBIs: 2, Ando; 1, Orimoloye
Strikeouts: 3, Burgmann; 2, Deneault-Gauthier

UP NEXT
Canada and Australia will play Game 6 of the eight game series tomorrow at Surfers Paradise Baseball Field at 1:00pm GMT/11:00pm ET (08/21) … RHP Brady Moxham (Oakville, Man.) is expected to start on the mound for Canada 

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CANADA U18  
Player    ab      r      h    rbi         2b    3b    hr         bb    so         sb    cs    sh    sf    hbp    ibb         fly    gnd    gdp         po     a     e         lob

ANDO,Royce 2b    4    1    2    2         0    0    1         0    0         1    0    0    0    0    0         1    1    0         1    3    0         1
DAVIS,Cooper cf    4    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    1         0    0    0    0    0    0         3    0    0         3    0    0         0
HALL,Adam ss    3    0    1    0         1    0    0         1    1         0    0    0    0    0    0         1    0    0         3    2    4         0
YERZY,Andrew c    4    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    1         0    0    0    0    0    0         1    2    1         6    3    0         2
ORIMOLOYE,Demi rf    3    1    1    1         0    0    1         0    1         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    1    0         1    1    0         0
POMPEY,Tristan lf    2    0    0    0         0    0    0         1    1         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    1    0         0    0    0         0
DEVEAUX,Isaac dh    3    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    2         0    0    0    0    0    0         1    0    0         0    0    0         0
ALDRED,Brad 1b    3    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    2         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    1    0         9    1    0         1
HYLAND,Kobe 3b    2    1    0    0         0    0    0         0    1         0    0    0    0    1    0         0    1    0         0    1    1         0
HUTZAL,Peter dh    3    0    1    0         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         1    1    0         0    0    0         0
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  DENEAULT-GAUTHIER,M p    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         1    1    0         0
Totals    31    3    5    3         1    0    2         2    10         1    0    0    0    1    0         8    8    1         24    14    5         4

Pitcher         ip      h      r    er    bb    so         wp    hp    bk    sh    sf    ci         2b    3b    hr         ab    bf         fly    gnd         np     
BURGMANN,Josh L         4.1    6    4    1    3    3         1    0    0    1    0    0         0    0    0         20    24         3    5         107     
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 AUSTRALIA U18  
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VANKAN,Nate cf    4    2    3    0         0    0    0         1    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    1    0         0    0    0         0
WELLS,Alexander dh    4    1    1    0         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    1    0    0    0         0    3    0         0    0    0         0
  PICKARD,Mason lf    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0    0         0
HOLDING,Mitch c    3    2    0    0         0    0    0         2    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    1    0         11    0    0         2
McCALLUM,James 1b    4    1    1    0         0    0    0         1    1         0    0    0    0    0    0         1    1    1         6    1    0         0
FREW,Dean 2b    4    0    2    4         0    1    0         1    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    1    0         3    4    0         1
RAWLINSON,Joshua lf/p    5    0    1    0         0    0    0         0    2         0    0    0    0    0    0         1    0    0         1    0    0         1
TSUI,Ben rf    3    1    0    1         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    0    1    0    0         2    2    0         2    0    0         0
CALLIL,George ss    4    0    1    0         0    0    0         0    2         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    1    0         2    3    0         4
NEUNBORN,Mitchell 3b    3    1    0    0         0    0    0         1    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         1    2    0         0    1    0         1
STEEDMAN,Rhys p    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         2    0    0         0
  WILLIAMS,Jess p    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0    0         0
  MYRMELL,Daniel p    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         0    0    0         0
Totals    34    8    9    5         0    1    0         6    5         0    0    1    1    0    0         5    12    1         27    9    0         10

Pitcher         ip      h      r    er    bb    so         wp    hp    bk    sh    sf    ci         2b    3b    hr         ab    bf         fly    gnd         np     
STEEDMAN,Rhys W         4.0    3    3    3    1    4         0    1    0    0    0    0         0    0    2         15    17         5    3         61     
WILLIAMS,Jess         2.0    1    0    0    0    2         0    0    0    0    0    0         1    0    0         7    7         1    3         28     
MYRMELL,Daniel         2.0    1    0    0    0    4         1    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         7    7         1    1         34     
RAWLINSON,Joshua         1.0    0    0    0    1    0         0    0    0    0    0    0         0    0    0         2    3         1    1         15