TOUGH STUFF: Cain McClelland is part of the Australian Under-12 team
TOUGH STUFF: Cain McClelland is part of the Australian Under-12 team Contributed

Young Lismore baseball player injured in World Tournament

THE Australian Under 12 team, which includes Lismore player Cain McClelland, continued to find the going tough in the World Under-12 tournament finishing fifth in their pool after the preliminary rounds.

After recording one win from three games they took on tournament leaders USA.

They kept them scoreless for the first two innings but America came out with seven runs in the third innings and followed with another six runs in the remainder of the game.

Australia hit back with their only run in the fifth innings before eventually going down 13-1.

Cain did not start the game but came on in the fifth innings as catcher.

In his first bat he was hit with a fastball to the side of the knee.

He was awarded first base and hobbled to the base only to collapse to the ground and was carried off the field.

In their last game of the preliminary rounds they faced second placed Nicaragua and lost 17-2.

Due to Cain's injury the previous day he did not take part in this game.

Finishing fifth in the preliminary round in Group B, Australia will move on to play three consolation round games starting with a return match against France, who they defeated earlier in the tournament.

They can finish as high as seventh after games against Brazil and South Korea on Saturday.


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