Baseball: Canada loses and puts a stop to Tokyo

Baseball: Canada loses and puts a stop to Tokyo
Baseball: Canada loses and puts a stop to Tokyo

After losing to the United States the day before, Canada absolutely had to win to keep their Olympic dream alive.

Canada led 5-4 after Pinero slammed his third long ball of the day, early in the eighth inning. The Dominicans, however, responded with two points when they came back to bat, thanks to productive singles from Gustavo Nunez and Julio Rodriguez.

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Jose Diaz signed the victory for the Dominican Republic while Jairo Asencio recorded the save. Scott Matheson was charged with the backhand for Canada.

The Canadiens took a 3-0 lead in the first inning following a single run from Connor Panas and a two run homer from Pinero.

The Dominican Republic scored one run in the second set and two more in the third. Charlie Valerio then landed a long solo ball in the fifth.

Pinero tied the game in the sixth inning before adding a four-goal stroke in the eighth.

The Canadiens end the super round with a zero wins, three losses record, a good result for the tournament’s fourth place finish.

The Dominican Republic finished second in the tournament, thanks to their two wins.

The team that finishes first automatically receives its ticket to Tokyo, while the teams ranked second and third get one last chance to qualify.

For now, the United States leads the standings with a 2-0 record, on the eve of their duel against Venezuela (1-1) later Saturday.


Baseball Canada loses puts stop Tokyo

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