LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida – It was anything but a happy thanksgiving for the Junior National Team after falling, 17-1, to the University of Central Florida as the Fall Instructional League Camp continued.
UCF used a pair of home runs as part of a 14-hit attack while limiting the juniors to just five.
-After two scoreless innings, UCF opened the scoring in the third with four runs including a three-run homer off Junior National Team starter Viktor Bergeron (Terrebonne, QC).
-With two out in the fourth, a single and walk preceded an error that scored another run for UCF before an RBI single to right field put the visitors in front, 6-0.
-The juniors scored their only run of the ballgame in the bottom of the inning when Cesar Valero (Calgary, AB) and Owen Diodati (Niagara Falls, ON) led off with singles while Ayden Makarus (Okotoks, AB) looped a single into right field to bring home Valero.
-Loreto Siniscalchi (Burnaby, BC) entered the game in the fifth with runners on the corners and nobody out, and walked the first batter he faced before recording a strikeout and getting a sac fly for the second out. A double and single followed and UCF took a 10-1 lead.
-UCF would add three more runs in the sixth before putting up another four in the seventh to go up 17-1.
-Cesar Valero paced the offence with a 2-for-2 day at the plate including a double.
-Antony Gilbert (Québec City, QC) also had a base hit.
The Junior National Team will be back at Champion Stadium in Lake Buena Vista tomorrow for a 1PM ET inter-squad game on Monday.
(Photo: Eddie Michels)