A solo home run in the top of the second was all of the offence the Atlanta Braves prospects needed but they got plenty more and cruised to a 12-0 win over the Adam Hall and his Canadian Junior National Teammates (JNT) as the Spring Training Camp reached the halfway mark.
The juniors managed just two hits on offence and received a solid pitching debut from reliever Griffin Hassall who fanned six over three scoreless innings.
JNT starter Eric Cerantola worked his way out of jam that saw runners on the corners with nobody out after to back-to-back singles in the top of the first. Cerantola managed to get a ground ball to third that went for a fielder’s choice before inducing an inning-ending double play.
Reliever Will Undershute tossed three and one-third innings and managed to strikeout five Braves batters including three in the sixth inning.
Griffin Hassall worked three scoreless innings and fanned six in his Junior National Team debut. The right-hander allowed two hits, walked two, and left runners on the corners to end the top of the ninth.
The Braves lineup mainly featured players ticketed for extended spring training or the Single A Rome Braves. Not on the travel roster was Junior National Team alum Mike Soroka (2014, 2015) who remained at the teams’ spring training home in Orlando. Soroka won a South Atlantic League championship with Rome in 2016.