Canadian talent get MLB TV time

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:43 PM ET

Toronto outfielder Jamar Burnette started two games for the Chicago White Sox team at the Breakthrough Series sponsored by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball at Cary, N.C.

Burnette scored a run in a 10-9 Sox win over the Urban Youth Academy and was hitless in the championship final as the Sox lost 17-2 to MVP (Mentoring Viable Prospects) at Durham Athletic Park, home of the triple-A Durham Bulls.

Right-hander Logan Seifrit, of Spruce Grove, Alta., the only other Canadian, pitched a scoreless 2 1/3 innings for the save as Major League Scouting Bureau edged UYA 3-2.

Games were televised on the MLB Network.

Also coming to TV: Whitby lefty Ryan Kellogg and North York's Gareth Morgan have been invited to the Under Armour showcase at Wrigley Field.

The event showcases the top high school talent and will televised by the MLB Network.

Kellogg is eligible for the 2012 draft, while Morgan is a 2014 draft eligible.

Tourney time: The August holiday weekend in the province means provincial champions will be declared on Monday.

A total of 19 teams will compete at the bantam level eliminations at Clarkson and 9th Line parks in Mississauga with a trip to the nationals in Vaughan at stake.

There are 14 teams gathering in Sarnia to decide the midget crown, while 18 junior teams are squaring off in London and St. Thomas.

And the draw which attracted the most teams is the senior grouping which sees 24 teams in Windsor.

Terrier win: Often in tourney finals, scores are like football games with tired pitchers working a second time.

Cal Quantrill looked fresh as a Port Hope daisy pitching a complete-game shutout over the Connecticut Tides to give the Ontario Terriers a 2-0 win and the Sandlott 17U World Series title in Nashville.

Quantrill struck out nine in a game which was scoreless into the sixth.

Geoffrey Seto hit a lead-off double to left and Robert Grilli bunted down the third base line. The Tides pitcher threw the ball into left, allowing Grilli to reach third, from where he scored on an Aaron Loder fly ball.

Quantrill also pitched three hitless for the win in the opener, 9-1 over the Worth Bulldogs. Loder hit a two-run triple for coach Rick Johnston.

Aaron Palmer and Nick Dimpfel each doubled, singled and drove in a pair. Matt Beaton pitched four innings for the win.

After losing 11-9 to the Murfreesboro Diamondbacks, the Terriers advanced to the semifinal edging Canes Baseball 3-2. Seto hit the game-winning fly ball after Dimpfel had doubled. Lefty Bruce Yari pitched out of a first and third jam in the sixth for the win.

Dimpfel's second single drove in the tie-breaking run in the sixth as the Terriers beat the Keystone Wildcats 5-3 in the semifinal. Travis Laitar gained the save. T. J. Baker hit a two-run triple.

Stitch in time: The Ontario Blue Jays 17s were off to a good start in their tourney in Knoxville, Tenn. After opening with a 10-run win, the Jays benefitted from a Dan Peake homer.

Play was halted in the third when the first base coach from Gaithersburg Post 295 (Md.) pointed out that the Jays' uniforms did not have the required National Amateur Baseball Federation patches attached to the sleeves of their uniforms.

After a delay the tourney director spoke with the NABF and said that the Jays had to forfeit. The Jays filed a protest, which cost them $150, but the NABF board ruled the Jays were ineligible.

Terrier win: Brian Doran and David Head each had RBI doubles as the Terriers 18U beat Central New York Thunder 7-4 in Rome, N.Y., to win the 10-team CNY Thunder Classic.

Aaron Bain saved the win for Eric Hall, pitching 3 1/3 innings and allowing two hits for coach Scott Van de valk.

The Terriers won the semifinal 12-2 as Dayton Dawe worked four innings for the win. He had support from Zac Sardellitti (four hits, five RBIs) and Steven Jannetta (three hits, three RBIs).

NOTHERN LIGHT

Brett Lawrie

Triple-A Las Vegas

For the third time in 15 weeks, the Langley, B.C. third baseman is the best of the 118 Canadians in the minors. Off the disabled list, Lawrie led in hits going 13-for-30 (.433) with three homers and seven RBIs.

Runners-up: Ethan Stewart, Campbell River, B.C. seven scoreless, nine strikouts for the Gulf-Coast Phillies; Welland's Rob Nixon, two wins in 11 innings, three earned runs and nine strikeouts for class-A Mahoning Valley (Indians); Chris Robinson, Dorchester, Ont. .538, one RBI, triple-A Iowa (Cubs); Taylor Green, Comox, B.C. .423, two homers, six RBIs, triple-A Nashville (Brewers), Adam Loewen, Surrey, B.C. .370, one homer, six RBIs triple-A Vegas (Jays); Mitch Clarke, Kitchener, Ont. five innings, five strikeouts, single-A Dayton (Reds); London's Brock Kjeldgaard .364, one homer, four RBIs double-A Huntsville (Brewers); Mississauga's Dalton Pompey .348, one homer, four RBIs, rookie-class Jays; Simcoe's Sean Jamieson, .346, two RBIs class-A Vermont (A's); Michael Saunders, Victoria, B.C. .333 four RBIs, triple-A Tacoma (Mariners).

Moves of the week: Mississauga's Chris Leroux recalled by Pittsburgh Pirates from triple-A Indianapolis.

Vancouver's Trystan Magnuson, recalled by the Oakland A's from triple-A, Sacremento.

Guelph's Scott Diamond, optioned by the Minnesota Twins to Triple-A Rochester.

Gatineau's Phillippe Aumont activated from disabled list by the Philadelphia Phillies at triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Toronto's Cale Iorg moved by the Detroit Tigers to double-A Erie from triple-A Toledo.

Kitchener's Mitch Clarke moved by the Cincinnati Reds to single-A Dayton from rookie-class Billings.

Brampton's Nathan Forer placed on the disabled list by New York Yankees at single-A Charleston.

Indy moves: Toronto's Jonathan Fernandez traded by Rio Grande to Edinburg.

Ottawa's Sebastian Boucher activated from disabled list by the Quebec Capitales.

Hull's Pete LaForest placed on the DL by Quebec Capitales.

Corunna's Mike Damchuk released by Evansville.


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