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 scored one of the Canadian runs. Diedrick says Cuba is a great team and he's proud how his teammates 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 disappointed 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.