08/19/13 - Prince George Citizen - Team Canada trailing Cuba's Tigres
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Canada had pulled within a pair of runs in their game with the Cuba Ciego
de Avila Tigres at one point, but it didn't take long for the Cubans to
extend their lead by five runs in Sunday's late game at the World Baseball
It was 13-5 for the Cubans at press time at Citizen Field in front of 1,130
fans after 7.5 innings Sunday. If the score holds up and Canada loses
they'll fall to 0-4 with two games left, while the Cubans will be perched
on top of the standings with a 4-0 record. Canada would be eliminated from
finishing first or second and they'd need help to finish third.
It didn't take long for Cuba to get on the board, The Tigres notched four
runs in the first inning off of five hits, highlighted by a two-run triple
off the bat of designated hitter Ruben Valdez. The Cubans sent eight men to
the plate in the top of the inning.
After Canada went one-two-three in their half of the first inning, Cuba
tacked on two more runs in the second inning to take a 6-0 lead. Canada
shortstop Jason Chatwood overthrew first base, which eventually allowed
Cuba's Yorbis Borroto to score an unearned run. Ricardo Bordon scored the
other Cuba run after a double got him on base.
In the bottom of the inning, Prince George's Brandon Hunter sent the ball
over the fence for a two-run homerun to pull Canada back within four at
6-2. Before Hunter came up to the plate, Canadian first baseman hit a
Cuba pitcher Ogmar Carrero was replaced by Vadir Rabi in the bottom of the
fourth inning. Carrero allowed two runs on three hits, with three
strikeouts and one walk in three innings of work
After getting the first two Canadian batters to fly out, Rabi walked Hunter
on four pitches. The walk didn't hurt Cuba as the next batter, Canada
coach/designated hitter Darren Doucette, struck out to end the inning.
After two scoreless innings, Cuba added another run for a 7-2 lead in the
fifth inning. Ruban Valder and Yozzen Cuesta banged out singles before
catcher Osvaldo Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly ball caught by Hunter at the
centre-field wall to score Valder. There was some question as to whether
the ball bounced off the wall, but the umpire called it a catch.
Canada pulled back into the game in their half of the fifth when Aaron
Dunsmore blasted a three-run homerun, after Chatwood was hit by a pitch and
Rob Recuenco reached base on a Cuba error, to pull within a pair at 7-5.
But Cuba responded five runs on four hits and went through the batting
order in the sixth inning to take a 12-5 lead. Bordon and Mario J. Vega led
off with back-to-back doubles and Valder hit a two-run single. Valder later
scored on a Canada error.
Canada's Dustin Northcott's night was done after walking the third batter
of the inning. In five complete innings of work, Northcott was responsible
for 10 runs on 13 hits, two strikeouts and two walks. Kyle McKay completed
the inning for Canada, while Graham Allard was on the mound for the seventh
There were about 450 fans at Chinese Taipei's 8-4 win over the USA in the
Canada faces the USA today at 3 p.m.
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