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Friday, May 26, 2017
Hall Leads Canada to Victory

Adam Hall and Edouard Julien combined to steal seven bases and score five runs as the Junior National Team earned a 7-2 win over the Dominican Summer League Seattle Mariners.

Hall was a menace on the basepaths swiping four bases and scoring on a wild pitch in the eighth. His third steal of the game forced a bad throw from the Mariners catcher that allowed Hall to slide safely into third.

It didnít take long for the Junior National Team offence to kick it into high gear and it was leadoff hitter Cooper Davis who singled to right before Edouard Julien did the same with one out to put runners on first and second. Noah Naylor then bounced a ground ball between first and second which the Mariners second baseman fielded, but threw wildly to first. Davis and Julien scored while Naylor ended up on second. He scored the third run of the inning when Damiano Palmegiani ripped a double to left.

The Mariners got on the scoreboard in the fifth as back-to-back singles put a runner on third who scored a sac fly to left. On the second base hit, Hall, playing right field, dove for the ball that landed in front of his outstretched glove and fired to second to get the runner who was trying for a double. Cerantola was taken out of the game with two out and runners on first and second with William Sierra coming in. Sierra issued two wild pitches that brought in another Marinersí run before Lucas Parente made a nice sliding catch in left to end the inning.

The juniors regained their three run lead with a pair of runs in the sixth. Hall was hit by a pitch to lead things off before stealing second and third. Damiano Palmegiani then stepped to the plate a lined out to the pitcher who then threw wildly to third to try and double Hall off. Hall was able to scamper home before Michael Stovman lined a single to right that brought in Edouard Julien.

Hall continued to make things happen on the bases in the eighth as he walked and stole second before scampering to third on the catcherís throwing error. He scored on a wild pitch and Edouard Julien later crossed home plate for the third time in the game, also on a wild pitch.

Cerantola and Sierra both were clutch when it mattered as Cerantola put up zeroes over his first four innings, while Sierra left two runners on two separate occasions.

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