By Amanda Fewer
Canadian Baseball Network
C Noah Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) of the Ontario Blue Jays, who is expected to be the top high schooler selected next June in the annual draft of high schoolers and collegians. Noah could be a first rounder -- he’s rated 15th among high schoolers by Perfect Game Scouting Service -- like his brother Josh Naylor selected 12th over-all by the Miami Marlins in 2015.
LHP Jack DeCooman (North Vancouver, BC) of the North Shore Twins is headed to the University of Washington, but first he starts for Canada Tuesday night in Thunder Bay against Australia at the World 18U championships.
C Archer Brookman (Pointe-Claire Que.) of Académie Baseball Québec, from left to right, INF Jason Willow (Victoria, BC) of the Victoria Mariners and OF Clayton Keyes (Calgary, Alta.) of the Okotoks Dawgs.
Canada lines up during the opening ceremonies.
OK boys ... let’s throw some strikes and hit some line drives.
C Archer Brookman (Pointe-Claire Que.) of Académie Baseball Québec, talks with LHP Wesley Moore (Surrey, BC) of the Vauxhall Academy Jets grad, who picked up the win against Italy.
Vauxhall Academy Jets grad LHP Wesley Moore (Surrey, BC) pitched 3 1/3 scoreless to gain the win over Italy.
Moore allowed three hits while striking out five.
Clayton Keyes (Calgary, Alta.) of the Okotoks Dawgs (40) and Noah Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) do pre-game stretching.
INF Dondrae Bremner (Scarborough, Ont.) of the Toronto Mets has committed to the University of Cincinnati and was also drafted in the 31st round by the Cincinnati Reds.
C Victor Cerny (Winnipeg Man.) of the Vauxhall Academy Jets
Ontario Terriers RHP Ben Abram (Georgetown, Ont.) started against Italy and worked 4 2/3 innings allowing five runs -- four earned -- on four hits and two walks, while striking out eight.
LHP Harley Gollert (Toronto, Ont.) of the Ontario Blue Jays took over for Abram with a scoreless inning. He allowed one hit, while wallking a pair.
Skipper Greg Hamilton.
Team Canada poses for its team photo.
A fly ball to left from Marc-Antoine Lebreux (Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Que.) allowed Clayton Keyes (Calgary, Alta.) of the Okotoks Dawgs to tag and score the go ahead run in the top of the ninth to help complete the comeback in a dramatic, 6-5, win over Italy. Noah Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) of the Ontario Blue Jays (No. 32) watches.
LHP Harley Gollert (Toronto, Ont.) of the Ontario Blue Jays warms up with some pre-game juggling.
Italy and Canada shake hands after the victory.