Hann’s hit can’t save Junior teammates

Oakville’s Kyle Hann had an RBI single as he and the Junior National Team, dropped at 4-3 decision to the Atlanta Braves as Extended Spring Training continued at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Florida.

Hann’s hit came in the sixth inning and gave the Canadians their second two-run lead.

The juniors had opened the scoring in the top of the second when Daniel Pinero (Toronto) tripled with one out. After Gareth Morgan (Toronto) was hit by a pitch the juniors executed a double steal that saw Pinero score the game’s first run and Morgan safe at second base.

Later in the inning Chris Shaw (Winnipeg) picked up a two-out, RBI double that allowed Morgan to score from second base and give his club a 2-0 lead.

Starter Cal Quantrill (Port Hope) was solid on the mound tossing three scoreless innings giving up only two singles and a pair of walks.

The Braves finally got to Quantrill in the fourth as he gave up a lead-off single. A stolen base, a base-advancing ground out, and an error gave the Braves their first run.

In total, Quantrill went four innings and gave up a run on three hits and two walks and also struck out three batters.

With neither team scoring in the fifth, the juniors regained their two-run lead with a run in the sixth. Mitchell Triolo (Scarborough) struck out, but reached first base after the third strike got by the catcher. Triolo managed to steal second base and scored when Hann hit his safely. Hann had a double on Monday when Canada lost to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Canada eventually lost the game when the Braves scored in the seventh inning on a fielding error.