Amanda's album - Junior National Team vs. Jays - March 17

Right-hander Braden Halladay pitched a scoreless eighth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays for the Canadian Junior National Team on Saturday.

Right-hander Braden Halladay pitched a scoreless eighth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays for the Canadian Junior National Team on Saturday.

By Amanda Fewer

Canadian Baseball Network

A team consisting of some of the Toronto Blue Jays' top prospects defeated the Canadian Junior National Team 11-3 on Saturday at Dunedin Stadium.

The Blue Jays' starting lineup also featured three Canadians: Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.), Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) and Connor Panas (Toronto, Ont.). But it was Bo Bichette who led the way for the Blue Jays, racking up three hits - including a two-run home run in the first inning - and four RBIs. Marcus Stroman, who had been sidelined with a shoulder injury, made his first spring start and pitched two scoreless innings.

Denzel Clarke (Pickering, Ont.) registered two hits for the junior squad, including a triple in the ninth inning. The highlight for the Canadian squad, however, was Roy Halladay's son, Braden, pitching a 1-2-3 eighth inning in his debut.

Here are some photos from Saturday at Dunedin Stadium:

Right-hander Marcus Stroman made his first spring start and didn't allow a hit or a run in two innings.

Right-hander Marcus Stroman made his first spring start and didn't allow a hit or a run in two innings.

Right-hander Ben Abram (Georgetown, Ont.) started for the junior squad and allowed six runs in three innings.

Right-hander Ben Abram (Georgetown, Ont.) started for the junior squad and allowed six runs in three innings.

Bo Bichette (left) and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (centre) celebrate after Bichette's two-run home run in the first inning.

Bo Bichette (left) and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (centre) celebrate after Bichette's two-run home run in the first inning.

JNT centre fielder Denzel Clarke (Pickering, Ont.) had two hits, including a ninth-inning triple.

JNT centre fielder Denzel Clarke (Pickering, Ont.) had two hits, including a ninth-inning triple.

Left-hander Shane Dawson (Drayton Valley, Alta.) pitched two scoreless innings in relief for the Blue Jays.

Left-hander Shane Dawson (Drayton Valley, Alta.) pitched two scoreless innings in relief for the Blue Jays.

Right-hander Eric Cerantola (Oakville, Ont.) walked five in two innings for the junior squad, but did not allow an earned run.

Right-hander Eric Cerantola (Oakville, Ont.) walked five in two innings for the junior squad, but did not allow an earned run.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) was 2-for-4 with two runs and looked sure-handed in the field at third base.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) was 2-for-4 with two runs and looked sure-handed in the field at third base.

Second baseman LaRon Smith (Okotoks, Alta.) had a double and an RBI in two at bats.

Second baseman LaRon Smith (Okotoks, Alta.) had a double and an RBI in two at bats.

Riley Adams replaced starter Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) behind the plate for the Blue Jays. He had two walks in three plate appearances.

Riley Adams replaced starter Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) behind the plate for the Blue Jays. He had two walks in three plate appearances.

Third baseman TJ Schofield-Sam (Brampton, Ont.) had one of the junior squad's six hits.

Third baseman TJ Schofield-Sam (Brampton, Ont.) had one of the junior squad's six hits.

Justin Thorsteinson (Langley, B.C.) had a single in two at bats.

Justin Thorsteinson (Langley, B.C.) had a single in two at bats.

Braden Halladay (Toronto, Ont.) signs one of his father's jerseys for a fan.

Braden Halladay (Toronto, Ont.) signs one of his father's jerseys for a fan.