Sunday, August 1, 2010

Canada falls to Cuba for Bronze

It was a disappointing end for team Canada at the World Junior Baseball Championships. Canada fell 8-2 to Cuba in the Bronze medal game at Port Arthur stadium this afternoon. Canadian starting pitcher Rob Thomas kept Cuba off the board for the first 4 innings before giving up a three run homer in the 5th inning which proved to be the winning runs. Canadian designated hitter Philip Diedrick had another strong day at the plate going 3 for 4 and score one of the Canadian runs. Diedrick says Cuba is a great team and he's proud how his teamates performed. Diedrick hit over 500 for the tournament.

Canadian Manager Greg Hamilton says they had a chance to play for Gold but just couldn't come up with timely hitting. Hamilton says they finished ahead of some very good teams so you can't be too disapointed with finishing 4th.

Elsewhere today Korea beat Italy in the 7th place game 3-1 and the US crushed the Netherlands 18-2 for 5th place. Australia takes on Chinese Taipei for the Gold.

Man assaulted last night

Thunder Bay Police say a man was assaulted by three men asking for money around 3:30 Sunday morning on West Arthur street.
According to police the man says he was pushed to the ground and beaten after telling the three men that he didn't have any money.
He says he got to his feet and ran to a phone after one of the men pulled out a knife and demanded money again. The three men then fled the scene. The man who was assaulted was treated at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital and released. He says his attackers had their face covered by bandanas and were all around 5'8 and 180 pounds.