Jake Marks of the Sarnia
is in Seoul, South Korea at the IBAD 18U World Baseball Championships
playing for Team Canada.
On Saturday Canada defeated
Italy in a come-from-behind 4 - 3 win.
Canada was trailing 3 - 2 in the bottom of
the ninth. Mitchell Triolo (Scarborough, ON) led off with a
double. Jacob Robson (Windsor, ON) hit a single which put runners
on the corners. Kyle Hann (Oakville, ON) struck out then Nathan
DeSouza (Milton,ON) popped-out. With the pressure now on with two
outs, Owen Spiwak (Mississauga, ON) came up to bat and hit a hard
grounder which score Triolo to tie the game. With the winning run on
third base, Brett Siddall (Windsor, ON) hit it out to left field
bringing in the winning run.
Jake Marks pitched for five innings and
faced one batter in the 6th. He had 4 strikeouts, allowed 3 runs,
on 5 hits, 2 errors and walked 3.
On day 1 their first game was rained out
against Panama. That game will now be played on September 4th.
In the second scheduled game
Canada faced Japan and took another come from behind 6 - 5 victory.
Canada was trailing 5 - 3 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning.
With a batter on second base Jesse Hodges (Victoria, BC) hit a homer
which tied things up and the game went into extra innings.
(view home run hit on youtube http://youtu.be/T6oU5EEc4yU)
Extra innings rule was instituted where a
team begins the inning with runners on first and second base.
Canada managed to get three outs in the top of the 10th. At bat in
the bottom of the 10th Canadian batter hit a sacrificial bunt that moved
the runners to second and third. With two out and two men on base
the Japanese pitcher threw a wild pitch that Canada scored for the win.
is now 2 - 0 and are back in action again on Sunday (Sept 2) when they
face the defending champion Chinese Taipei at 6pm local time (5am ET).
Follow the game on game tracker.