Adam Hall and his Canada Junior National Team teammates smacked out 12 hits but left 10 runners on base as they suffered a 10-6 loss to the New York Mets prospects to open the Dominican Summer League schedule.
The Mets opened the scoring in the bottom of the second on a three-run homer that left the park in left field. Starter William Sierra tossed a perfect first inning but issued back-to-back walks in the second before allowing the home run.
The juniors answered back in the fourth as Clayton Keyes walked with one out and moved into scoring position by stealing second before scoring on an Edouard Julien single to centre.
Sierra recorded two quick outs in the fourth before allowing back-to-back singles only to see one run score on an error before a successful double steal put the Mets up by four.
Cooper Davis led off the sixth with a triple to right and scored when Hall lined a single to left in what was the first of a two run inning. Hall then moved to second on a Clayton Keyes single before advancing to third on a wild pitch. Hall then scored when Edouard Julien ground out to the Metsí first baseman.
Things didnít start off well for reliever Eric Cerantola who took over for Sierra to start the sixth as he allowed four consecutive one singles that brought in one run before a bases loaded walk brought in another.
The juniors didnít not give up as they pushed across three runs in the seventh with Michael Stovman driving in a run on a double to left before Rhys Cratty added an RBI single, while Damiano Palmegiani had an RBI ground out.
The comeback attempt took a hit in the seventh as a two run double and an RBI single with two out gave the Mets a four run cushion that they would not relinquish.