Randerson Leads Canada Past Czech Republic in Junior Men’s World Championship playoffs

Written by Bob on July 28th, 2016

MIDLAND, Mich. – Tyler Randerson fired a two-hitter and struck out 16 in leading Canada to a 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic, Thursday, in the first round of the WBSC 11th Softball Junior Men’s World Championship playoffs at Emerson Park.

Canada trailed 1-0 into the fifth, but No. 3 hitter, Alexandre Lemieux, singled up the middle, driving in the tying and winning runs for the come from behind win and void Czech Republic’s Michal Holobradek’s strong effort. The right-hander was nearly as tough as Randerson, giving up just five hits, walking two and striking out 12.

The Czech Republic (2-4) scored its lone run in the fourth when Dominik Cech led off with a base hit and later came around on a wild pitch and an error. But Randerson shut down the uprising with three straight strikeouts, and over the final three innings, didn’t allow a ball out of the infield.

The win moves Canada (4-2) into Friday’s round where they will take on the loser between Japan (5-0) and the United States (4-1) that will be played Thursday night.

For Canada, Jakob Wiffen, Avery Arsenault, Lemieux, Daniel Godbout and Derek Hyde had one hit each, while Milan Sulc and Cech garnered Czech Republic’s two hits.

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