Baseball Canada News

Canada improves to 2-0 at WUBC

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tokyo, Japan - Canada improved its record to 2-0 at the 2010 World University Baseball Championships in Japan with a convincing 18-0 route (game called in 5th inning) of the inexperienced team from Sri Lanka. Team Canada physically out matched the Sri Lankan team in every facet of the game.

Brandon Kaye (Langley, BC) got the start for Team Canada and worked 4 solid innings giving up only 2 base hits with 2 walks and recorded 6 strikeouts for the victory. Taylor King (Nanaimo, BC) threw a perfect 5th inning striking out the side to close the game out.

Offensively for Team Canada, the scoring started in the first inning with a 3 run outburst. Another 3 run inning in the second inning was followed up with a 12 run third inning to put Team Canada up to stay at 18-0. Contributions came from up and down the line-up on this day. 2B Chad Marshall (Paris, ON) led the way going 4 for 4 with 3 runs scored. CF Greg Wallace (Nanaimo, BC) added 3 hits including 2 triples. 3B Mark Ellis (Maple Ridge, BC), 1B Garrett Regan (Calgary, AB) and SS Carter Bell (Courtenay, BC) each had 2 hits apiece. RF Ryan Fleming (Whitby, ON), LF Nic Lendvoy (Langley, BC) and C Greg Densem (Toronto, ON) added one hit apiece, with Lendvoy and Densem's hits being triples. When the dust settled, Canada had out hit Sri Lanka 16 to 2 on the afternoon.

“We did what we needed to do,” says Head Coach Todd Plaxton (Saskatoon, SK). “It sometimes is more difficult to play in such games. I just told the guys to take care of their jobs and to focus in on good at bats. They did that and the score was indicative of that. Sri Lanka is clearly in the infancy stages of baseball and this tournament may help them get to the next level.”

NOTES: Canada has a day off on Sunday before squaring off with Team USA in a battle for first place in Group A...All 4 teams in the group qualify for the quarter-finals, however clinching first place in the group would mean Canada would face the last place team in Group B...The game was played at Utsumi Shimaoka Ball Park on the campus of Menji University...USA defeated Sri Lanka 15-0 on Friday... To follow the tournament please visit: http://www.wubc2010.jp/index.html

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy

'50 for 50' contest


Umpire of the Week

Umpires of the week coming soon

Read More

WATCH: 'Rite of Passage' Documentary

Watch as the Canadian Junior National Team travel to the Dominican Republic to play against MLB affiliated academy teams.

Countdown to 2014 Women's Baseball World Cup (Miyazaki, Japan)

Survey

After a long winter, which baseball skill takes the most time to get used to again?

Throwing
Hitting
Fielding
Running
View Results


Photo Gallery



see all galleries

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

What is LTAD?

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is a systemic approach being developed and adopted by Baseball Canada to maximize a participant's potential and involvement in our sport. The LTAD framework aims to define optimal training, competition and recovery throughout an athlete's career to enable him / her to reach his / her full potential in baseball and as an athlete.

Read More

Sponsors

Mizuno

Mizuno

Mizuno is the official glove and footwear supplier for Baseball Canada’s National Teams. More than 200 professional baseball players depend on Mizuno baseball equipment every day to perform at the game’s highest level. That trust comes from Mizuno’s longstanding commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and performance. For more information on Mizuno’s involvement globally in baseball or any of the company's top quality products, visit:   www.mizuno.com or in Canada www.mizunocda.com

Sport Canada

Sport CanadaThe mission of Sport Canada, a division of Heritage Canada, is to support the achievement of high performance excellence and the development of the Canadian sport system to strengthen the unique contribution that sport makes to Canadian identity, culture and society. Visit Sport Canada at: www.pch.gc.ca/sportcanada.

see all sponsors

Human Kinetics

Coaching Youth Baseball the Ripken Way
Coaching young players, developing their skills, and cultivating a love for the sport may be the most rewarding experience baseball can offer. Cal and Bill Ripken understand this like few others.
More information