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“El Diario”: Junior National Team Dominican Professional Academy Camp

JUAN DOLIO, D.R. - The Junior National Team is back in action for the Dominican Professional Academy Camp from May 13-21 where they will face off with nine different MLB professional academies in the Dominican Republic.

The 10-day camp will take place in the east coast of the Dominican Republic, home to the vast majority of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs’ player development academies.

The camp will feature 13 professional games, five single game days and four double-headers, as the Junior National Team will tour pro academies from the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, and San Diego Padres organizations.

 

Junior National Team 3-4 San Diego Padres DSL

The Junior National Team lost 4-3 against the San Diego Padres DSL, as they fell just short of a comeback.

The Canadians had the bases loaded with only one out in the top of the ninth before the final inning was rolled on pitch count.

Aiden Taggart (Grimsby, ON) was the starter for the Juniors giving up three earned runs on three hits and six strikeouts over his four innings of work.

The Juniors got on the board in the top of the second thanks to back-to-back doubles by Anthony Clavet (Québec, QC) and Tim Piasentin (Coquitlam, BC). They both finished their day 1-for-2 at the dish, with walk and a run batted in.

Sheamus Ryan (Calgary, AB) and William Labonte (Montreal, QC) each tossed a scoreless inning of relief, both permitting only a hit and striking out one.

Leo Cote (Ayer’s Cliff, QC) and Ryan Stalony (Mississauga, ON) continued to swing hot bats for the Junior National Team. Cote finished his day with a 1-for-2 performance while Stalony went 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Mark Rogers (Cambridge, ON) worked in and out of trouble in the bottom of the seventh. The left-hander allowed a run on three hits despite striking out the first two batters he faced.

Simon Baker (Cochrane, AB) picked up a strikeout as he tossed a perfect bottom half of the eighth, setting the stage for the last inning.

The Canadians managed to add a run in the ninth before the game had to be ended due to pitch count limit, as the inning was ended with the bases still full of Canadians.

 

Junior National Team 4-8 New York Yankees DSL

The Junior National Team lost the second game of the doubleheader 8-4 against the New York Yankees DSL.

The Canadians had to play catch up in this one, as the Yankees took an early 8-0 lead in the first two innings of the game.

Junior National Team starter Russell Kwinter (Toronto, ON) was only responsible for two of the eight runs permitted, as he picked up five strikeouts over his four innings of work.
 
Anthony Clavet (Québec, QC) swung a hot bat at the top of the lineup, finishing his day with a 2-for-4 performance. The big blow of the game came via a Tim Piasentin (Coquitlam, BC) 2-run home run in the top of fifth, to cut down the Yankee lead to 8-2.

Ryan Stalony (Mississauga, ON) and Leo Cote (Ayer's Cliff, QC) both finish their days 1-for-2, both scoring a run for the Canadians.
 
Geoffrey D’Amato (Milton, ON) finished the game on the mound for the Juniors, allowing only a pair of hits and two walks, while punching out three over his four scoreless innings of work.

 

Junior National Team 3-6 Detroit Tigers DSL

The Junior National Team lost the first game of doubleheader action 6-3 against the Detroit Tigers DSL.

The Canadians scored three runs on six hits against the Tigers pitching staff.

Tate Carey (Windsor, ON) was on the mound for the Junior National Team putting up four scoreless innings, permitting a walk and four hits while striking out three in his first start of the camp.

Outfielders Ryan Stalony (Mississauga, ON) and Simon Baker (Cochrane, AB) led the charge offensively for the Juniors both finishing with a 1-for-2 performance at the dish.

Ryan Press (Toronto, ON) pitched two innings in relief, picking up two earned runs despite only giving up one hit and striking out three over his two innings of work.

Owen Gregg (Oakville, ON) was a spark at the top of the lineup, getting on base three times over his 1-for-2 performance. Tommy Hanger (Toronto, ON) came in to pinch hit in the top of the eight picking up a single in his lone at bat and scoring a run to shorten the lead to 5-3 at the time.

Adyn Schell (Toronto, ON) tossed the last two frames for the Junior National Team, allowing a run on two hits and punching out two.

 

Junior National Team 4-3 Houston Astros DSL

The Junior National Team improved their record to 4-1 at the Dominican Professional Academy Camp with a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros DSL squad.

The Canadians came all the way back from an early 3-0 deficit, scoring two runs in the sixth, one in the seventh and one more in the ninth to complete the comeback.

Josiah Romeo (Caledon, ON) was the starter for the Junior National Team, he went four and two third innings of three run ball on six hits and a walk, while striking out three batters.

Tim Piasentin (Coquitlam, BC) drove in the first run for the Juniors with an RBI single in the sixth, after Thomas Hanger (Toronto, ON) led off the inning with a screaming double.

The Canadians would manufacture the winning run in the ninth after couple of walks led to an Eric Hartman (St. Albert, AB) sacrifice fly.

Will Hynes (Mississauga, ON) cruised through the back end of the ballgame, permitting only a pair of hits and a walk while punching out four over his four scoreless frames.

 

Junior National Team 2-12 Toronto Blue Jays DSL

The Junior National Team loses the second game of the doubleheader 12-2 against the Toronto Blue Jays DSL.

The Canadians scored two runs on three hits as the Blue Jays gave the Junior National Team their first loss of the Dominican Professional Academy Camp.

Nathan Flewelling (Red Deer, AB) led the charge offensively, collecting two of the three Junior National Team hits, including a solo home run in the top of the first.

Reid Clague (Victoria, BC) started on the mound for the Canadians, and allowed a pair of earned runs on six hits with two strikeouts over two and two and two third innings.

Jacob Wallace (Pincourt, QC) limited the Blue Jays to one run on four hits and punched out three over his two and two third innings in relief.

Leo Cote (Ayer’s Cliff, QC) picked up the only other hit for the Canadians, finishing his day with a 1-for-3 performance.

The 12-2 setback was slightly misleading as the Jays scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth with both teams agreeing to play the full nine.

 

Junior National Team 3-0 Boston Red Sox DSL

The Junior National Team pitching staff tossed a combined shoutout against the Boston Red Sox DSL, earning their second victory of the camp, 3-0.

Sheamus Ryan (Calgary, AB) and William Labonte (Montreal, QC) carved through the first six innings of this one, each going 3 complete frames and permitting only a hit while combining for 10 punchouts against the Red Sox bats.

The Juniors were held hitless until the eighth when a clutch 2-RBI triple by Maxime Boies (Levis, QC) got the Canadians on the scoreboard.

Simon Baker (Cochrane, AB) provided some insurance with an RBI single in the top of the ninth that extended the Canadian lead to 3-0.

Mark Rogers (Cambridge, ON) worked in and out of trouble picking up a couple of strikeouts over his three scoreless innings of work.

 

Junior National Team 6-3 Houston Astros DSL

The Junior National Team won their first game of the Dominican Professional Academy Camp, besting the Houston Astros DSL 6-3.

The Canadian bats were hot from the start, scoring a run in the first inning and four in the second to go up 5-0 early in the ballgame.

Carter Cathers (Nanaimo, BC) and Dante Smith (Ajax, ON) were right in the middle of the big four-run second for the Canadians. Cathers finished his day 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored, while Smith ended his day at the plate 1-for-3 with a pair of RBIs.

Leo Cote (Ayer’s Cliff, QC) led the charge offensively with a 2-for-3 performance including a solo home run in the top of the seventh to extend the lead to 6-1 at the time.

Sean Duncan (Port Coquitlam, BC) dominated the Astros’ bats early on, permitting only a hit and a walk, while striking out four over three scoreless innings. Michael Yusypchuk (Edmonton, AB) was the first arm out of the bullpen, working three innings of one run ball on three hits while striking out three.

Aiden Taggart (Grimsby, ON) worked the last three frames of the ballgame, picking up five strikeouts as he secured the first Junior National Team win of the camp.


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