Canada 11-1 Peru
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico - Michael Yusypchuk (Edmonton, AB) and Matthew Donnision (Niagara Falls, ON) tossed a combined no-hitter as the Junior National Team picked up their first win at the WBSC Americas U18 Baseball World Cup Qualifier, defeating Peru, 11-1.
Yusypchuk was the starter for Canada and worked six full innings of no hits and no earned runs while striking out seven. The right-hander was nothing but dominant in this start despite Peru getting on the board early in the first inning thanks to a couple defensive miscues. Matthew Donnison (Niagara Falls, ON) came in from the bullpen in the bottom of the seventh and worked a perfect one, two, three inning to secure the win.
Sam Shaw (Victoria, BC) led the Junior National Team's offence collecting a pair of doubles, a single and a home run while driving in and astounding six runs. The second baseman would finish a triple short of the cycle in his 4-for-4 performance that also included a stolen base, and a hit by pitch. Ty Hamilton (Orleans, ON) collected a hit in three at bats driving a pair runs in the late innings while Cardel Dick (Abbotsford, BC) also had a good day at the dish, finishing the day 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.
Canada will close out Opening Round play on Tuesday, November 8th when they take on the United States at 5PM ET.
Fans can follow the action live via the tournament's live stream service.
Website: WBSC Americas U-18 Baseball World Cup Qualifier
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