Canada advances at U-18 World Cup

Sept. 1, 2015


U-18: Canada advances to Super Round, game vs South Africa suspended

By Adam Morissette
Baseball Canada

OSAKA, Japan - By virtue of a 3-2 Cuba win over Chinese Taipei, Canada will finish third in Group B and move on to the “Super Round” at the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup that will get underway on Thursday.

Monday’s game between Canada and South Africa was suspended in the middle of the third inning after heavy rain hit the area around Toyonaka Rose Stadium. The game was scoreless when the rain hit.

The game will resume tomorrow at 12:30pm JST/11:30pm EDT (09/01) at Nanko Chuo Stadium in Osaka.

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Group A
Pos    Team    GP    WO    LO    AVG    GB

1    Japan    5    5    0    1000    0.0
2    United States    5    4    1    800    1.0
3    Australia    5    3    2    600    2.0
4    Brazil    5    2    3    400    3.0
5    Mexico    5    1    4    200    4.0
6    Czech Republic    5    0    5    0    5.0

Group B
Pos    Team    GP    WO    LO    AVG    GB

1    South Korea    5    5    0    1000    0.0
2    Cuba    5    4    1    800    1.0
3    Canada    4    2    2    500    2.5
4    Chinese Taipei    5    2    3    400    3.0
5    Italy    5    1    4    200    4.0
6    South Africa   4    0    4    0    4.5


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.