Three consecutive one-out singles in the top of the seventh broke a 4-4 tie as the Atlanta Braves earned a 5-4 win over Adam Hall and his Canadian Junior National Team teammates as the extended spring training camp continued.
Starter Jaden Griffin was putting the finishing touches on his third scoreless inning before the Braves struck for three, two-out runs to open the scoring. A single and walk both scored on a triple to right field before a double to left brought in the third run of the inning.
The juniors clawed their way back into the game in the fifth with two runs courtesy of a Clayton Keyes RBI single before Michael Stovman cashed in Noah Naylor from third on a sac fly to left. Hall was hit by a pitch to reach as the first batter of the inning and stole second before Naylor walked.
Will Undershute took over for Griffin in the fourth and cruised until the sixth when he allowed a leadoff triple to centre. After getting two consecutive strikeouts, a single to right brought in the runner from third to give the Braves a two run lead.
The juniors fought back to tie the score with two runs in the sixth. Rhys Cratty led off with a walk before Matthew Coutney singled to left to put runners on first and second. After a strikeout, Denzel Clarke walked to load the bases to set the table for Dondrae Bremner who drove the first pitch he saw into centre for a two-run single.
In the seventh, with one out and Austin Brown on the mound, three consecutive singles brought in the go ahead run.