Canada still perfect at world jr. qualifier

BOB ELLIOT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:12 PM ET

Coach Greg Hamilton was looking for someone like Adam Stern to hit lead off for the Team Canada Junior National Team.

Jacob Robson has filled the bill nicely.

The Windsor outfielder acted like Stern, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs, three stolen bases and three runs scored as Canada beat Guatemala 11-0 in the final pool game of the World Junior qualifying tournament in Cartagena, Colombia.

Canada plays Mexico Friday as the second round begins after winning its pool with a 5-0 record.

While lefty Clayton Isherwood of Van Anda, B.C., put up zeros on his way to a complete game win he did not have all that much breathing room. He struck out the final hitter of the sixth with two men on base and Canada leading 2-0.

Robson’s two-run double in the seventh scored Etobicoke’s Johnny Caputo and Oakville’s Kyle Hann to put Canada up 4-0.

Robson scored the first two runs of the game. In the third inning he singled, stole second, third and then home on a double steal. He also scored in the first on a wild pitch.

Dustin Houle of Penticton, B.C., hit a three-run double and Toronto’s Daniel Pinero had two-run singles.


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