Adam Hall and his Canadian Junior National teammates were held to just two hits, while the Atlanta Braves prospects smacked out ten hits en rote to an 8-1 win. The loss wraps up the annual Fall Instructional League Camp for the Junior National Team program and marks the beginning of the off-season with Spring Training in St. Petersburg, Florida scheduled for the end of March.
A lead off walk in the bottom of the first followed by a stolen base and a passed ball put a runner on third for the Braves who used a sacrifice fly to score the first run of the ballgame that came off JNT starter Eric Cerantola.
The Braves used three hits in the third, starting with a one out double with a triple and single to follow, to score two more runs and jump out to a 3-0 lead.
Three Braves runs in the fifth off reliever Harley Gollert broke the game open as they led by six. A single and double made it 4-0 before a base hit, passed ball and two errors led to two more runs crossing the plate.
The juniors ended the shutout bid with a run in the seventh as Clayton Keyes singled, stole second and scored on a Braves error.
With reliever Sam Shoemaker on the mound, the Braves used two hits, an error and sac fly to plate two runs and round out the scoring.