Monday in Panama, Canada took on perennial baseball powerhouse Japan. Shawn Hill (amateur) went 5 innings striking out 3, and allowing 3 hits and 1 walk. Japan’s only run came in the 6th inning off of Jay Johnson (Phillies A affiliate) in the 6th inning after he went 0.2 innings and walking 2 batters. Chris Kissok (Phillies AA affiliate) and Dustin Molleken (Rockies AAA affiliate) both threw to a handfull of batters before Jimmy Henderson (Brewers AAA affiliate) pitched the 9th to earn the save.
On the offensive side of the field, Jimmy Van Ostrand (Astros AA affiliate) went 1 for 4 with an RBI while Cole Armstrong (Angels AAA affiliate) was 1 for 3 driving in 2.
The 2-0 Canadians will try to continue their torrid pace in the tournament Tuesday with a 2:00 first pitch against Greece.