MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM

2022 Men's World Cup - Silver

Canada wins silver medal after 5-2 loss to Australia<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Auckland, New Zealand</strong> – The Canadian Men’s National Team won the silver medal at the 2022 WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup after a 5-2 loss to Australia. The Aussies scored two runs in the top of the first inning and held Canada scoreless until the fifth on their way to earning the world title.<br />
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Australia struck first in the top of the first inning, with their leadoff batter starting the game with a double off the center field wall. After another double put runners on second and third, Marshall Kronk hit a sacrifice fly to the left field corner that was caught in foul territory allowing one run to score, and the second run scored on an errant throw to the plate. The Australians added another run to their lead in the top of the third when the leadoff batter reached on a bunt single and moved up to second on a bad throw to first, to third on a wild pitch and crossed the plate on a single by Callum Beashel.<br />
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Meanwhile, Canada wasn’t able to get much going offensively against Aussie pitcher Jack Besgrove until the third. <strong>Ryan Boland</strong> (St. John’s, N.L.) led off with a single followed by another single by <strong>Colin Walsh</strong> (Petty Harbour, N.L.) to put runners on the corners with no outs. However, the next two batters struck out followed by a line out to Besgrove as Canada was unable to get on the board.<br />
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Team Canada was able to get their first run in the bottom of the fifth, with <strong>Ty Sebastian</strong> (Brussels, Ont.) laying down a bunt that was thrown over the first baseman, allowing him to advance to second. Boland followed with a single to right to score Sebastian and get Canada into the game with a 3-1 score. However, an inning-ending double play put Canada back on defence and the Aussies responded immediately, with Nick Shailes leading off with a homerun later followed by a run-scoring single by James Todhunter to give Australia a 5-1 lead.<br />
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As they did earlier in the week, Canada proved they would fight back by scoring a run in the bottom of the seventh when Ryan Boland drew a two-out walk and courtesy runner <strong>Jason Hill</strong> (St. John’s, N.L.) scored from first on a double to the left field corner by Walsh, but it was too little and too late as the next batter grounded out to end the game.<br />
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<strong>Box Score: </strong><a href="https://www.wbsc.org/en/events/2022-mens-softball-world-cup/schedule-and-results/box-score/103078">Australia 5 vs. Canada 2</a><br />
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Sean Cleary (Harbour Main, N.L.) took the loss in the pitcher’s circle, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits and he struck out five batters in four innings and one third. Justin Schofield (Grand Pre, N.S.) allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and struck out two in two and two third innings. Walsh led Canada at the plate with a double and a single with Ryan Boland hitting two singles for Canada’s only four hits.<br />
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Earlier in the day, the United States defeated Argentina 2-0 to earn the bronze medal.<br />
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Three Canadian players were named to the tournament all-star team – Sean Cleary at pitcher, <strong>Quinten Bruce</strong> (Grand Valley, Ont.) at right field and <strong>Bryan Abrey</strong> (Richmond, B.C.) as designated player. Abrey also won individual awards for most homeruns (3) and runs batted in (11), with Bruce taking the batting title with a 0.647 average and <strong>Shane Boland</strong> (St. John’s, N.L.) the most runs scored (9).</div>

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Events

April 19–22, 2022 Parana, Argentina
2022 MNT Exhibition Games
Canada
Canada
4 1
CEF
CEF

Tue Apr 19 – 6:00pm EDT
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Canada
Canada
1 0
Venezuela
Venezuela

Wed Apr 20 – 6:00pm EDT
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Canada
Canada
4 0
Argentina
Argentina

Thu Apr 21 – 3:00pm EDT
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Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
VS
Canada
Canada

Fri Apr 22 – 7:30pm EDT
Cancelled
April 24–30, 2022 Parana, Argentina
2022 Men's Pan American Championship
Canada
Canada
5 1
Colombia
Colombia

Canada
Canada
3 1
Argentina
Argentina

Canada
Canada
10 1
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Canada
Canada
4 2
United States
United States

Canada
Canada
1 0
Guatemala
Guatemala

Canada
Canada
8 1
Venezuela
Venezuela

Canada
Canada
9 1
Cuba
Cuba

Argentina
Argentina
4 1
Canada
Canada

Sat Apr 30 – 3:00pm EDT
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November 18–20, 2022 Palmerston North, New Zealand
2022 International Invitational Series
Canada
Canada
4 2
New Zealand
New Zealand

Sat Nov 19 – 9:00am NZDT
Canada
Canada
3 0
Argentina
Argentina

Sat Nov 19 – 12:00pm NZDT
Canada
Canada
5 1
Czech Republic
Czech Republic

Sat Nov 19 – 5:00pm NZDT
Canada
Canada
7 1
Japan
Japan

Sun Nov 20 – 9:30am NZDT
Australia
Australia
2 0
Canada
Canada

Sun Nov 20 – 5:00pm NZDT
November 23–24, 2022 Auckland, New Zealand
2022 Exhibition Games
Canada
Canada
12 1
Marist Softball Club
Marist Softball Club

Wed Nov 23 – 6:00pm NZDT
Canada
Canada
3 1
United States
United States

Thu Nov 24 – 4:00pm NZDT
Canada
Canada
1 0
United States
United States

Thu Nov 24 – 6:00pm NZDT
November 26–December 4, 2022 Auckland, New Zealand
2022 WBSC Men's World Cup
Event Website: mswc.wbsc.org/en/2022
Canada
Canada
3 2
Venezuela
Venezuela

Sat Nov 26 – 2:00pm NZDT
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Canada
Canada
10 0
Denmark
Denmark

Sun Nov 27 – 12:00pm NZDT
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Canada
Canada
11 0
South Africa
South Africa

Mon Nov 28 – 12:00pm NZDT
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Canada
Canada
6 0
Australia
Australia

Tue Nov 29 – 1:30pm NZDT
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Canada
Canada
9 2
Japan
Japan

Wed Nov 30 – 4:30pm NZDT
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United States
United States
6 0
Canada
Canada

Thu Dec 1 – 1:30pm NZDT
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Argentina
Argentina
5 4
Canada
Canada

Fri Dec 2 – 4:30pm NZDT
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Canada
Canada
2 0
Cuba
Cuba

Sat Dec 3 – 1:30pm NZDT
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Australia
Australia
5 2
Canada
Canada

Sun Dec 4 – 4:00pm NZDT
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