Game NINE
Europe
vs. Canada

Tuesday, August 24, 1999

Canada wins, teams in title game decided

Canada came into its third game at the Little League World Series with a 0-2 record. Mathmatically eliminated from making it to the International Championship game, Canada played for pride. And they certainly showed it.

Canada carried a 5-3 lead going into the bottom of the sixth. After a lead-off walk and a strikeout, Europe's Andre Lewis hit a ground ball to second-baseman CG Morrison. Morrison fielded it cleanly and his only play was to first. Instead, Morrison threw to second and both runners were safe. A sad Morrison was immediately accosted by his teammates who told him it was "ok" and that "everything would be alright."

This act displayed by the Canadians showed their heart, pride, and unselfish characteristics. It is what Little League is all about. It also seemed more important than the game itself. Even though both teams were eliminated, they all came out winners.

Canada did come out on top 5-3 and finished the tournament with a 1-2 record. Europe is 0-2 and still has one game to play.

 

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For Canada, Mike Saunders had a two-run homerun. Europe's Andre Lewis hit a lead-off homerun in the first.

With Europe's loss, the Far East and Latin America clinch spots in Thursday's International Championship game.

--Mark Rogoff
   Special Correspondent

 

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GAME SCORING
- Games Scores by Inning

BOX SCORES
-Home Team Box Scores
-Visiting Team Box Scores

PITCHERS
- Winning and Losing Pitchers

CUMULATIVE STATISTICS
- Europe
- Canada

Game Scoring By Inning:

1
2
3
4
5
6
R
H
E
CANADA
2
0
0
2
0
1
5
7
1
EUROPE
2
0
1
0
0
0
3
2
1

Home Team Box Score:

EUROPE
POS
AB
R
H
RBI
AP
As
PO
E
Lewis, Andre
ss
2
1
1
1
4
2
1
0
Hale, Tom
c
4
0
0
0
4
1
6
0
Harrison, Ross
1b
2
2
0
0
4
0
5
1
Robertson, Luther
p
3
0
1
1
3
1
0
0
Gulliver, Timmy
2b
1
0
0
0
3
1
0
0
Reed, Kodiak
cf-ph
2
0
0
1
3
0
0
0
McAneney, Daniel
rf
2
0
0
0
2
0
2
0
Winstead, Anthony
lf
2
0
0
0
3
0
2
0
Screen, Markeith
3b
1
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
Bodie, Landry
ph
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Ralph, Jason
rf-cf
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
Hunolt, Alicia
rf
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
O'Connor, Mike
lf
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Schillinger, Robert
rf
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
21
3
2
3
30
5
18
1

Visiting Team Box Score:

CANADA
POS
AB
R
H
RBI
AP
As
PO
E
Splawski, Adam
rf-cf
4
1
2
1
4
0
0
0
Nirwan, Rajan
cf-p
2
0
0
0
4
1
1
0
Morrison, CG
lf-2b
4
0
1
0
4
1
0
0
Saunders, Mike
ss
2
1
1
2
3
2
0
0
Craig, Joel
c
3
1
1
0
3
0
10
0
Wight, Kyle
2b-lf
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
King, Jay
3b
2
0
0
1
3
1
0
0
Ferguson, Dan
1b
1
0
0
0
1
0
3
0
Gale, Jared
p
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
Orr, Brendan
ph-p-rf-*
2
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
Lee, Jonny
cf
1
1
1
0
2
0
0
0
Carter, Ryan
1b
2
1
1
1
2
0
3
0
Totals
24
5
7
5
30
5
18
1

Pitchers

Winning Pitcher: Nirwan, Rajan

Losing Pitcher: Robertson, Luther

EUROPE
IP
R
ER
ERA
H
K
BB
HP
TP
KP
BP
Robertson, Luther
6.0
5
5
5.00
7
5
5
0
115
63
52
CANADA
IP
R
ER
ERA
H
K
BB
HP
TP
KP
BP
Gale, Jared
2.0
2
2
6.00
1
2
3
0
36
18
18
Orr, Brendan
.3
1
0
0.00
1
0
1
0
18
10
8
Nirwan, Rajan
3.7
0
0
0.00
0
8
4
0
65
39
26

ERA computed assuming 6 innings per game


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