Men's Pan Am Championship - Game 5
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
(Medellin, Colombia) The Canadian Men`s National Team cruised to a 9-0 win in five innings over Ecuador this morning. Team Canada scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning as Bryan Abrey (Richmond, BC) singled and scored on a two-run homerun over the left-center field fence by Stephen Mullaley (Freshwater, NL). Mark Johnson (Glencoe, ON) then walked, stole second base and scored on a double by Jason Hill (St. John’s, NL).
Canada added two more runs in the second as Brennan Pokoyoway (Saskatoon, SK) led off with a walk, stole second and was brought around to score on a two-out single by Johnson. Mullaley also scored in the inning as he walked and was also pushed to the plate on a two-out single by Andy Skelton (Newmarket, ON).
Canada added four more in the fourth as Brandon Horn (Waterloo, ON) and Abrey both singled. With runners on the corners, Canada attempted a double steal but Horn was thrown out at the plate. It was the first time in five games that Canada had a runner thrown out on an attempted steal. Mullaley then walked to put runners on first and second, and with two outs, Skelton doubled to score a run, and Hill singled to score Skelton to make the score 9-0.
Skelton and Hill each had two hits and two runs batted in for Team Canada, while Abrey also notched a pair of hits. Mullaley had a homerun, two runs batted in and scored three times, while Johnson added a hit and an RBI.
After loading the bases with two walks and an error to the first three batters of the game, Brady Woods (Stonewall, MB) settled down by allowing only one hit and striking out 12 in the five inning game. He issued four walks.
Canada now plays Argentina at 4:30pm CDT on the secondary field.
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