Saturday, July 31, 2010

No Gold for Canada

Team Canada's quest for Gold at the World Junior Baseball Championship has ended.  They fell 3-1 at the hands of Chinese Taipei infront of a packed house at Port Arthur Stadium.  The story of the game was the Chinese Pitcher, Lo Kuo Hua, who pitched a complete game three hitter and struck out ten. Canada's designated hitter Philip Diedrick says they had a chance in the 8th inning with runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out but couldn't capitalize.  Canada's Manager says its disappointing not to be playing for gold but bronze is still worth playing for. 

Chinese Taipei will now take on Australia in tomorrow's gold medal game at 4:30 at Port Arthur Stadium while Canada takes on Cuba in the Bronze Medal game.  Game time for Canada is noon at Port Arthur Stadium.  Australia punched their ticket to the final by beating Cuba 2-1.

Elsewhere France beat the Czech Republic 8-5 in the 11th place game, Venezuela got past Panama 7-5 in the 9th place game, The Netherlands advanced to the 5th place game with a 8-5 win over Italy and the US is also in the 5th place game after doubling up South Korea 4-2.

Long weekend safety blitz underway

The long weekend has begun, and so has the holiday safety blitz by the Ontario Provincial Police. Officers are on the lookout for impaired and aggressive drivers, unfastened seat belts and drivers talking on cell phones that aren't hands-free.

According to the OPP 16 people died on Ontario highways, trails and waterways over Canada day weekend.