Canada won bronze in the 2009 world cup and has begun the current incarnation off with a big win in Panama against Puerto Rico. They blew it open early with a 3-0 lead after the first, a 6-0 lead after the 3rd and added three more runs in the 6th to eventually wind up with a 9-1 victory.
Canadian starter Andrew Albers (Twins AA Affiliate) went 5 innings giving up only 2 hits and 2 walks, and didn’t allow any runs. Mop up duty was handled by Mike Johnson (amateur) and Scott Richmond (Blue Jays AAA Affiliate). Jimmy Van Ostrand (Astros AA Affiliate) was the offensive star Sunday, finishing with 3 runs scored and 3 RBI.
Canada will take on perennial favourite Japan on Monday afternoon, once again at Rod Carew stadium.