Baseball Canada 22U Nationals Taking Place in Halifax/Dartmouth This Weekend

Baseball Canada will be holding their national championship this weekend in Halifax/Dartmouth to determine the best 22 and Under Men’s baseball team in the country. I will be posting updates about the tournament on my Twitter account @CDNBaseball. With things getting started tonight with the Home Run Derby at Beazley Field I thought I would get my coverage started by providing a bit of an overview of the tournament.

Tournament Details

Dates:

The Baseball Canada 2022 National 22U Men’s Championship will be taking place from today, Wednesday August 3rd, until Sunday, August 7, 2022.

Locations:

All tournament games will take place at the following locations:

  1. Beazley Field – 50 Caledonia Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2X 1K8
  2. Mainland Commons Field – 44 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3S 1K3

Cost is $5 per game. Tournament passes are not being offered.

High Level Schedule:

  • Thursday August 4, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
      • Round Robin play begins at both fields
  • Friday August 5, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
      • Round Robin play continues at both fields
  • Saturday August 6, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
      • Final day of Round Robin games begin at both fields
    • 5:00 PM
      • Quarter Finals begin at Beazley Field
  • Sunday August 7, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
      • Semi Finals begin at Beazley Field
    • 4:00 PM
      • Medal games begin at Beazley Field

Coverage and Updates

Teams

Note – As I live in Nova Scotia, I know more about the NS teams, so I am able to provide a bit more background on them.

Host – Dartmouth One Last Rep Renegades 22U

The Dartmouth One Last Rep Renegades are hosting the 22U Nationals this year. Although Dartmouth was guaranteed a spot in the tournament as the host team, they are also the top team from Nova Scotia. At the Baseball Nova Scotia 22U AAA Elimination Tournament two weeks ago, Dartmouth finished first and were undefeated with a 5 and 0 record.

Although this is a club team, made up of mostly players from the Dartmouth Arrows association, geographic restrictions don’t apply at the 22U level in Nova Scotia so there are also players on the team who came up through the Hammonds Plains A’s and Kentville Wildcats associations, as well as some recent pickups who came up through the Halifax, Sydney, and Tri County associations.

An important thing in Dartmouth’s favour is that this team is a bit of a reunion for many players from the 2019 Nova Scotia 17U Selects team that won Gold at the 2019 Baseball Canada Cup (17U Nationals). That team unexpectedly won Nova Scotia’s only Canada Cup Gold going all the way back to the tournament’s beginnings in 1989. Since this is the first year since 2019 that Baseball Canada has been able to hold national tournaments, the players from that team are trying to win back to back national Gold. Those returning Gold medalists and their home towns are as follows:

  • Nathan Boutilier (Dartmouth)
  • Noah Boutilier (Dartmouth)
  • Layton Cuvilier (Hantsport)
  • Ryan Fitzgerald (Lucasville)
  • Parker Hanrahan (Glace Bay)
  • Duncan McLaughlin (Dartmouth)
  • Cam Rendell (Upper Tantallon)

Nova Scotia 1 – Metro Marlins 22U

The Metro Marlins are the second seeded team from Nova Scotia. At the Baseball Nova Scotia 22U AAA Elimination Tournament two weeks ago, the Marlins finished with a 3 and 2 record, placing second.

Although this is a club team, made up of mostly players from the Hammonds Plains A’s and Tri County Rangers associations, geographic restrictions don’t apply at the 22U level in Nova Scotia so there are also players on the team who came up through other associations. Another interesting point is that the Marlins are a very young team as almost all of them played at the 18U level last year.

There are also a few players from 2019 Nova Scotia 17U Selects team that won Gold at the 2019 Baseball Canada Cup (17U Nationals) on the Marlins. Those returning Gold medalists and their home towns are as follows:

  • Kyle Hunt (Hammonds Plains)
  • Timmy Mann (Dartmouth)
  • Ethan McLellan (Hants County)
  • Camilo Riesgo (Lower Sackville)
  • Kiwean Song (Bedford)

Nova Scotia 2 – Kentville Wildcats 22U

The Kentville Wildcats are the third seeded team from Nova Scotia. At the Baseball Nova Scotia 22U AAA Elimination Tournament two weeks ago, the Wildcats finished with a 3 and 2 record, placing third.

Although this is a club team, made up of mostly players from the Kentville Wildcats association, geographic restrictions don’t apply at the 22U level in Nova Scotia so there are also players on the team who came up through other associations.

There are also a few players from 2019 Nova Scotia 17U Selects team that won Gold at the 2019 Baseball Canada Cup (17U Nationals) on the Wildcats. Those returning Gold medalists and their home towns are as follows:

  • Shane Cowan (Fall River)
  • Nolan O’Brien (Hebbville)
  • Corson O’Rourke (Sydney)

New Brunswick – Fredericton Tim Hortons Altimax Junior Royals

Prince Edward Island – PEI Provincial 22U All-Stars

Ontario 1 – Kitchener Junior Panthers

Ontario 2 – Newmarket Hawks Junior (22U) Baseball Club

Manitoba – Elmwood Giants 21U AAA

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