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Canada to play for 3rd place after loss to Dominicans in Pan Am qualifier

February 02, 2019 - 9:33 AM

IBIUNA, Brazil - Canada will play for third place at the Pan American Games baseball qualifying tournament after a 10-7 walkoff loss against the Dominican Republic in semifinal action on Saturday.

The Canadians had already qualified for the Pan Am Games that runs this summer in Peru by finishing in the top four of the seven-nation qualifying tournament.

The Dominican Republic hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning for the victory.

Canada scored two in the ninth to tie the game. Tristan Pompey hit an RBI single and Wes Darvil scored on an error on the same play.

Pompey also had an RBI groundout earlier in the game and Darvil also drove in a run. Dustin Houle hit a sacrifice fly, Adam Loewen hit a run-scoring triple and Eric Wood hit a solo homer for the Canadians in the first inning.

Canada led 3-0 after two innings but the Dominicans scored four in the third to take their first lead of the game.

Canada went ahead 5-4 but the Dominicans took a 6-5 lead on a two-run homer in the fifth.

Canada is the two-time defending gold medallist at the Pan Am Games. The team beat the Americans in Mexico in 2011 and again in Toronto in 2015.

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