Canada falls in baseball qualifying

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:34 PM ET

Canada was no match for Team USA, losing 12-2 in the gold medal game at the Americas World Junior qualification tournament in Cartagena, Colombia.

Canada (3-2) grabbed silver, qualifying for next year's IBAF World Junior championship in Seoul, South Korea, behind Team USA (5-0) and ahead of Venezuela (3-2) and Panama (2-3).

Montreal starter Jesen Dygestile-Therrien didn't last through the first inning, giving up a single and three walks which led to two runs, departing with the bases loaded. Georgetown's Adam Anderson gave-up a grand slam to the first batter he faced to make the score 6-1.

Port Hope's Cal Quantrill worked four innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out two.

Brendan Hendriks of Cochrane, Alta., knocked in a run in the first for Canada and Windsor's Brett Siddall homered to right in the sixth.

Toronto first baseman Daniel Pinero and outfielder Siddall were named to the tournament all-star team.

Caron Kelly, former Markham Mariner, pitched six innings for USA for the win.


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