Adam Hall and his Canadian Junior National Team teammates will have to wait another day to try for their first win of the Dominican Summer League tour after suffering a 5-2 loss to the Dominican Phillies.
The Junior National Team offence was limited to just three base hits, while a pair of throwing errors gave the Phillies and early lead in the first inning.
Two routine plays that went for throwing errors cost the Junior National Team in the bottom of the first as the Phillies took a 2-0 lead. 2B Edouard Julien and starting pitcher Jack DeCooman committed throwing errors on back-to-back plays that brought in one run before a RBI groundout cashed another.
The juniors got one run back in the second, taking advantage of a walk and Phillies’ error to put runners on second and third before Michael Stovman came up with a one out single to left.
A lead off triple to right in the bottom of the second came around to score on a sacrifice fly and the Phillies regained their two-run lead.
After three scoreless innings from the third to the fifth, the Phillies scored a run in the sixth on a RBI single. Ben Abram took over from Jack DeCooman to start the inning and gave up a one out double before a ground out and single to left brought him home.
The Phillies got some luck in the seventh as they used a single and two perfectly placed infield hits to score a run that put them in front by four.
Noah Naylor walked with two out in the ninth and moved to second on a throwing error before Edouard Julien drove him in with a line drive single to right field.