DSL: Phillies top juniors as DeCooman, Julien shine

 Second baseman Edouard Julien (Quebec City, Que.) reached base in all four of his plate appearances on Sunday, walking in his first three trips to the plate before adding an RBI single in the ninth. Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

Second baseman Edouard Julien (Quebec City, Que.) reached base in all four of his plate appearances on Sunday, walking in his first three trips to the plate before adding an RBI single in the ninth. Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

May 21, 2017

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic – The Junior National Team (0-4) will have to wait another day to try for their first win of the Dominican Summer League tour after suffering a 5-2 loss to the Dominican Phillies.

The Junior National Team offence was limited to just three base hits, while a pair of throwing errors gave the Phillies an early lead in the first inning.

Nine games remain on the tour.


Score: DSL Phillies 5 Canada (U-18) 2
Location: Philadelphia Phillies Dominican Complex – La Gina, DR
Weather: 27 degrees Celsius, Mainly sunny

Canada 18U Starting Lineup:

1. Cooper Davis - CF
2. Adam Hall - SS
3. Noah Naylor – C
4. Clayton Keyes - RF
5. Edouard Julien – 2B
6. Jason Willow – 3B
7. Dondrae Bremner – 1B
8. Michael Stovman – DH
9. Victor Cerny - EH
10. Lucas Parente - LF

Starting Pitcher: LHP Jack DeCooman


-Two routine plays that went for throwing errors cost the Junior National Team in the bottom of the first as the Phillies took a 2-0 lead. 2B Edouard Julien (Québec City, Que.) and starting pitcher Jack DeCooman (North Vancouver, B.C.) committed throwing errors on back-to-back plays that brought in one run before a RBI ground out cashed another.
-The juniors got one run back in the second, taking advantage of a walk and a Phillies’ error to put runners on second and third before Michael Stovman (Maple Ridge, B.C.) came up with a one out single to left.
-A leadoff triple to right in the bottom of the second came around to score on a sacrifice fly and the Phillies regained their two-run lead.
-After three scoreless innings from the third to the fifth, the Phillies scored a run in the sixth on a RBI single. Ben Abram (Georgetown, Ont.) took over from DeCooman to start the inning and gave up a one out double before a ground out and single to left brought the runner home.
-The Phillies got some luck in the seventh as they used a single and two perfectly placed infield hits to score a run that put them in front by four.
-Noah Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) walked with two out in the ninth and moved to second on a throwing error before Edouard Julien drove him in with a line drive single to right field.


-Edouard Julien reached base in all four of his plate appearances walking in his first three trips to the plate before singling in the ninth on a hit that drove in Noah Naylor.
-Jack DeCooman got through five innings on the mound giving up just one earned run, while striking out two.
-The Phillies’ complex in Boca Chica is the newest of the academies in the Dominican Republic. Shared on the same property as the Minnesota Twins, the complex features three full fields, bullpen mounds, batting cages and state of the art dorms and training facilities. The complex opened in January with an official opening ceremony that included Phillies’ front office executives Pat Gillick, David Montgomery and Matt Klentak.


Hits: 1, Julien (1/1), Stovman (1/3), Parente (1/3)
Runs: 1, Naylor, Julien
RBIs: 1, Julien, Stovman
Stolen Bases: 1, Cerny
Strikeouts: 2, DeCooman; 1, Abram


The juniors will play a doubleheader tomorrow in San Pedro de Macoris against the Milwaukee Brewers (10:30 a.m. E.T.) and the Detroit Tigers (2:30 p.m.)...LHP Harley Gollert (Toronto, Ont.) is scheduled to start against the Brewers, while RHP Tate Dearing (White Rock, B.C.) gets the nod against the Tigers...You can get live updates by following @Team_C_Updates on Twitter.


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.