Amanda's album - Tigers prospects vs. JNT - March 16

Right-hander Griffin Hassall (Newmarket, Ont.) got the start for the Canadian Junior National Team in their spring opener at the Walter Fuller Complex in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Friday. He allowed one earned run in three innings against a team of Detroit Tigers prospects.

Right-hander Griffin Hassall (Newmarket, Ont.) got the start for the Canadian Junior National Team in their spring opener at the Walter Fuller Complex in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Friday. He allowed one earned run in three innings against a team of Detroit Tigers prospects.

By Amanda Fewer

Canadian Baseball Network

The Canadian Junior National Team dropped their spring opener 10-1 to a team of Detroit Tigers prospects at the Walter Fuller Complex at St. Petersburg, Fla., on Friday.

But there were still plenty of standout performances by national team members. Jaden Griffin (Lower Sackville, N.S.) was dominant on the mound, striking out four in two scoreless innings, while Noah Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) went 2-for-3 with a double. Cesar Valero (Calgary, Alta.) also doubled for the Canadian squad.

Here are some photos from the Walter Fuller Complex on Friday:

LHP Jaden Griffin (Lower Sackville, N.S.) struck out four in two scoreless innings.

LHP Jaden Griffin (Lower Sackville, N.S.) struck out four in two scoreless innings.

Noah Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) readies for an at bat. He went 2-for-3 with a double and knocked in the Junior National Team's only run.

Noah Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) readies for an at bat. He went 2-for-3 with a double and knocked in the Junior National Team's only run.

Junior National Team head coach Greg Hamilton studies Friday's action.

Junior National Team head coach Greg Hamilton studies Friday's action.

Denzel Clarke (Pickering, Ont.) batted leadoff for the Junior National Team and had a walk in three plate appearances.

Denzel Clarke (Pickering, Ont.) batted leadoff for the Junior National Team and had a walk in three plate appearances.

Shortstop Cesar Valero (Calgary, Alta.), on the left, perhaps practicing a new handshake with right-hander Zack McQuaid (Oshawa, Ont.)

Shortstop Cesar Valero (Calgary, Alta.), on the left, perhaps practicing a new handshake with right-hander Zack McQuaid (Oshawa, Ont.)

Viktor Bergeron (Terrebonne, Que.) gave up two earned runs in two innings in relief.

Viktor Bergeron (Terrebonne, Que.) gave up two earned runs in two innings in relief.

Connor Sparks (Saskatoon, Sask.) pitched the ninth inning for the Junior National Team.

Connor Sparks (Saskatoon, Sask.) pitched the ninth inning for the Junior National Team.

Junior National Team head coach Greg Hamilton addresses his team after the game.

Junior National Team head coach Greg Hamilton addresses his team after the game.