2019 Baseball Canada Cup – Team Nova Scotia Downs Manitoba in Another Nail-Biter

At 8:00 AM Saskatchewan time on Thursday morning (August 8) the Nova Scotia 17U Selects faced Team Manitoba for the second game of their schedule at the 2019 Baseball Canada Cup.

Taking the mound for Team Nova Scotia was Duncan McLaughlin. Things got off to a great start as McLaughlin struck out 1 and induced two fly outs in the first inning. In the second inning the first batter doubled his way on, McLaughlin struck out the next, and the third batter of the inning singled to set up a 1st and 3rd situation. Nova Scotia put on a play to deal with this situation in case of a steal but when it happened, they didn’t execute it properly and the error allowed the runner to score to put Manitoba up 1 to 0. McLaughlin then closed out the inning with a fly out and a strike out, but the damage was done and NS was in catchup mode.

Manitoba Pitcher Tyler Smith kept NS in check for the first three innings, allowing only 1 hit and 2 walks. However, in the 4th inning, Nova Scotia mounted a comeback. Camden Rendell led off the inning with a single. A couple of Manitoba errors put Michael Short and Camilo Riesgo on as well. With the bases loaded, Rendell scored on a Wild Pitch and the other two runners advanced. Layton Cuvilier then grounded to 3rd and Short was thrown out at home. With Left Fielder Ryan Fitzgerald then up, Cuvilier stole second base and Riesgo scored on the throw down. With NS now up 2 to 1, Fitzgerald hit a line drive to Left Field to score Cuvilier. The inning ended on a fly out to right.

McLaughlin continued to hold Manitoba in check all the way to the end of the 5th inning, but in the top of the 6th, they started to mount a comeback of their own. Jordan Lussier led off the inning with an infield single. Dawson Tanner roped a hard line drive past a diving Fitzgerald for a Triple, scoring Lussier. With the score now 3 to 2 with the tying run on 3rd, NS brought in their closer Timmy Mann. Mann kept the Manitoba hitters off balance with a mix of fastballs and off-speed pitches, inducing three outs without allowing Tanner to score from 3rd.

In the 7th, Nova Scotia was not able to score so Mann came back to the mound with a 1 run lead. He struck out the first batter looking and then induced a flyout to Left. With two outs Deagan Morcom ripped a Triple to straight-away Center. With the tying run on 3rd, Mann induced a flyout to Center to end the game and clinch the win for NS.

Duncan McLaughlin is credited with the win. He had 5 strikeouts, 0 walks, and spread 8 hits over 5 innings, giving up 1 Earned Run.

Timmy Mann is credited with the Save. He had 1 strikeout and gave up only 1 walk and 1 hit in 2 innings of work. Mann was also awarded the Player of the Game.

Camden Randell led the offensive attack for Nova Scotia with two hits. Ryan Fitzgerald chipped in with an RBI single. Those were the only hits that Nova Scotia had in this big win.

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2019 Baseball Canada Cup – Team Nova Scotia Wins First Game Over Alberta In Extras

On Day One of the 2019 Canada Cup, Nova Scotia won their first game over a tough Alberta squad with a hard-fought 2 to 1 victory after 8 innings.

Nova Scotia got things started early with a run in the first inning. Number 2 hitter Nick Gravel drove a grounder up the middle for NS’s first hit. He eventually moved to 3rd and scored on a passed ball. Despite having a total of 9 hits, NS did not score again until the 8th inning. The offensive attack was led by Micheal Short who was 3 for 3 with two doubles and a triple. Layton Cuvilier chipped in two hits of his own.

Tyler Boudreau got the start on the mound for NS and he put together a masterful performance. Boudreau gave up only 1 hit, two walks, and zero runs over 5 2/3 innings.

Parker Hanrahan came on to close out the 6th. In the bottom of the 7th Hanrahan struck out the first batter to keep the shutout intact. The second batter was Alberta pinch hitter Connor Crowson and he proceeded to hit a Home Run over the left field fence to tie the game. Hanrahan then walked a batter, struck out the next, and NS Head Coach Kevin Richardson intentionally walked another to set up the force play. The inning ended when pinch runner Michael Lovsin was caught stealing at 3rd.

Extra innings at Canada Cup invoke a tie breaker rule where the last two outs from the previous inning start the inning at 1st and 2nd. Things got started with a Passed Ball that moved Ryan Fitzgerald to 3rd and Nick Gravel to 2nd. Fitzgerald then scored what turned out to be the winning run on a base hit by Noah Boutilier.

In the bottom of the 8th Alberta also started with runners on 1st and 2nd. Alberta immediately sacrifice bunted the runners over to 3rd and 2nd. Richardson brought in Timmy Mann to replace Hanrahan on the mound and then intentionally walked the next batter to set up a force play at all bases. The next batter hit into a Fielder’s Choice and Mann finished things off by inducing a Fly Out to Left Fielder Fitzgerald to end the game.

Hanrahan ended up with the Win with Mann getting the Save. Player of the game was Tyler Boudreau.

Nova Scotia just finished their second game with a 3 to 2 win over Manitoba. I will have an update on that game tonight.

2019 Baseball Canada Cup – Team Nova Scotia

The 2019 Baseball Canada Cup (17U Nationals) gets underway tomorrow in Regina, Saskatchewan. I will be watching each of the Team Nova Scotia games and providing updates during the tournament. To kick things off I thought I would provide a bit of information about the team and their schedule.

The Team Nova Scotia roster can be found HERE.

For any college coaches out their who may be interested in getting more information about Team Nova Scotia, the team’s FieldLevel profile can be found HERE.

The Nova Scotia tournament schedule can be found HERE. That link takes you to the NS schedule on the Game Changer website where you can see live updates and request email updates.

PLEASE NOTE – all game start times listed are local Saskatchewan time, which right now is aligned aligned to Mountain Time as Saskatchewan doesn’t adjust to Daylight Savings Time as most Provinces do.

Things get started for Team NS tomorrow (August 7th) at 11:00 AM Saskatchewan time with a tough matchup against Team Alberta.

Baseball BC Announces Canada Cup Team

Baseball BC LogoOn July 22, 2019, Baseball BC announced their roster that will compete at the 2019 Baseball Canada Cup (17U Nationals) in Regina, Saskatchewan from August 7th to the 11th.

For those of you unfamiliar with high school level baseball in British Columbia, it is dominated by the British Columbia Premier Baseball League (BCPBL). Most, but certainly not all, of the top high school players in BC play in the BCPBL. The league consists of 13 organizations that field teams in the Bantam PBL (15U), Junior PBL (16U), and the Senior PBL (18U).

The BCPBL has a pretty storied history. Originally established as the Island Premier Baseball League with teams only on Vancouver Island, the league expanded in 1999 and 2000, taking on teams in BC’s Lower Mainland and re-branding accordingly to the BCPBL. The league has helped develop several players who eventually went on to play in Major League Baseball including the following:

NAME BCPBL TEAM MLB DEBUT MLB LAST
Ryan Dempster North Shore Twins 1998 2013
Jeff Francis North Delta Blue Jays 2004 2015
Taylor Green Parksville Royals 2011 2012
Rich Harden Victoria Mariners 2003 2011
Brett Lawrie Langley Blaze 2011 2016
Adam Loewen Whalley Chiefs 2006 2016
Scott Mathieson North Delta Blue Jays 2006 2011
Justin Morneau North Delta Blue Jays 2003 2016
Aaron Myette Whalley Chiefs 1999 2004
Kevin Nicholson Whalley Chiefs 2000 2000
Tyler O’Neill Langley Blaze 2018 2019
James Paxton North Delta Blue Jays 2013 2019
Nick Pivetta Victoria Eagles 2017 2019
Michael Saunders Victoria Mariners 2009 2017
Rene Tosoni Coquitlam Reds 2011 2011
Larry Walker Coquitlam Reds 1989 2005

In 2019, the BCPBL continues it’s dominance of high school baseball in BC with 19 of the 20 players on the Baseball Canada Cup 17U roster playing in the league. The teams with the most representation are as follows:

  1. Coquitlam Reds – 4 Players (tied for 1st)
  2. Fraser Valley Cardinals – 4 Players (tied for 1st)
  3. Victoria Eagles – 4 Players (tied for 1st)
  4. North Delta Blue Jays – 2 Players (tied for 4th)
  5. UBC Thunder – 2 players (tied for 4th)

The Baseball BC roster for the 2019 Baseball Canada Cup is as follows:

NAME POSITIONS TEAM
Ardan Berg C Victoria Eagles
Micah Bucknam IF Fraser Valley Cardinals
Williams Camacho Soto 3B/IF Coquitlam Reds
Cooper Crompton RHP Fraser Valley Cardinals
Carlin Dick LHP Fraser Valley Cardinals
Vicarte Domingo IF, RHP UBC Thunder
Yosuke Fujie C Fraser Valley Cardinals
Jude Hall OF, 3B Chilliwack Cougars
Dominic Hambley RHP, 3B Victoria Eagles
Sean Heppner SS, RHP North Delta Blue Jays
Luciano Letteri IF, OF Coquitlam Reds
Aaron Marsh IF Mid-Island Pirates
Jonathan McGill C, IF North Delta Blue Jays
Anson McGorman RHP Parksville Royals
Giordano Mezzomo 1B/LHP Coquitlam Reds
Gavin Pringle RHP Victoria Eagles
Matthew Suarez IF UBC Thunder
Noah Takacs RHP Victoria Eagles
Jack Yaremko OF Coquitlam Reds
Russell Young C Langley Blaze

Blue Jays Academy Announces Initial 50 T12 Players for 2019 Using New Format

Tournament 12 LogoThe Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy recently announced the first 50 players selected to be part of the 2019 Tournament 12 (T12) which will take place in Rogers Centre in Toronto from September 17th to September 21st of 2019. In case you don’t know what Tournament 12 is, here is the description from the Toronto Blue Jay’s Academy website:

Tournament 12 (T12) presented by New Era is a national amateur baseball tournament held at Rogers Centre each September hosted by the Blue Jays Baseball Academy and Tournament Commissioner, Roberto Alomar. The goal of T12 is to provide a showcase opportunity for the best 150 amateur baseball players born in Canada, with college eligibility. T12 acts to centralize the best Canadian baseball players, with the intention of exposing them to as many pro and college scouts as possible. Simply put, the Blue Jays Baseball Academy’s intention is to provide a platform that both highlights and markets the high level of amateur baseball talent in this country. Since 2013, 69 former T12 players have been drafted by Major League Baseball organizations with over 300 receiving college scholarships to continue their academic and athletic careers.

From the inaugural tournament in 2013 through 2018, Tournament 12 was structured in a regional format with 8 teams as follows:

  • Alberta
  • Atlantic (Players from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island)
  • British Columbia
  • Futures (Bantam age (15U) players mostly from Ontario)
  • Prairies (Players from Manitoba and Saskatchewan)
  • Ontario 1
  • Ontario 2
  • Quebec

Although it wasn’t perfect, the old format ensured a lot of representation from the powerhouse baseball provinces like Ontario (two teams plus most of the Futures team), BC, Quebec, and Alberta, while also offering a slight over-representation for less populated provinces with less Canadian baseball spotlight like Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the four Atlantic Provinces.

That over-representation for the smaller provinces resulted in some unexpected outcomes such as:

  • T12 Overall tournament wins for the underdog Atlantic team in 2013 and 2017
  • A professional contract from the Blue Jays for Andrew Case of Saint John, NB after pitching a no-hitter in the 2013 tournament
  • Micah McDowell of Coldbrook, NS being named Tournament MVP in 2017

Despite the tournament’s ongoing success, for 2019, T12 organizers decided to move away from the regional format and made the following announcement:

2019 will mark a new format for Tournament 12 in which tournament rosters will no longer be based on regional teams, but the best 150 players in Canada, divided appropriately among all 6 teams. This will ensure that Tournament 12 truly features the best 150 players in Canada regardless of geographic location.

While the goal of having only “the best 150 players in Canada” at the tournament is laudable, the removal of two teams and many roster spots will most likely be felt disproportionately by the smaller provinces noted above. A quick analysis of the regional spread of the first 50 picks for 2019 bears that out, especially for Atlantic Canada.

Old Format New Frmt. New Frmt. Difference Difference
Estimated Top 50 Format  Percentage  Percent
Percentage Spots Percentage Points Change
Alberta (AB) 13.50% 8 16.00% 2.50% 18.52%
Atlantic (NB, NL, NS, PE) 12.50% 2 4.00% -8.50% -68.00%
British Columbia (BC) 15.00% 9 18.00% 3.00% 20.00%
Ontario (ON) 32.50% 18 36.00% 3.50% 10.77%
Prairies (MB, SK) 12.50% 5 10.00% -2.50% -20.00%
Quebec (QC) 14.00% 8 16.00% 2.00% 14.29%
TOTALS 100.00% 50 100.00%

So what does the table above tell us exactly?

For example, in the previous regional 8-team format, 12.5% of the roster positions were filled by players from Atlantic Canada, while with the new format, only 4% of the roster spots from the initial 50 picks were filled by players from Atlantic Canada. That is a whopping 68% drop in representation by players from the Atlantic Region as a direct result of the format change.

For the former Prairies team, there is a similar sad story but to a lesser degree. With the new format, so far, there has been a 20% drop in representation by players from Manitoba and Saskatchewan as a group.

As you might expect, the percentage of representation for each region is a zero sum game, so somebody gains at the expense of the smaller provinces. In a reverse Robin Hood scenario, this new format takes from the baseball poor and gives to the baseball rich. By my estimation, so far British Columbia has seen a 20% increase in T12 roster representation, Alberta has a 18.5% increase, Quebec increased by over 14%, while Ontario added an additional 11% and currently sits at 36% of the total rosters spots at T12.

These percentages will likely shift after the final 100 roster spots are selected in late August, but it is safe to say that the player makeup of T12 will be radically different this year from what we have seen in the past. Hopefully that will achieve the outcome that the tournament organizers are hoping for.

Another interesting analysis of the initial 50 player list is to look at what teams they are playing for – I was able to pull this information for most of the players from publicly available sources. Acadamie Baseball Canada in Montreal, has the top representation of all teams, boasting all 8 of the first 50 T12 Players from Quebec on their roster based on my research. Here is a list of the top teams based on the number of players from their rosters in the T12 Top 50:

  1. Acadamie Baseball Canada, Montreal, QC – 8 players
  2. Vauxhall Academy Jets, Vauxhall, AB – 6 players
  3. Okotoks Dawgs Academy, Okotoks, AB – 5 players
  4. Fieldhouse Pirates, Burlington, ON – 3 players (tied for 4th)
  5. Great Lake Canadians, London, ON, – 3 players (tied for 4th)
  6. Langley Blaze, Langley, BC – 3 players (tied for 4th)
  7. Ontario Blue Jays, Mississauga, ON – 3 players (tied for 4th)
  8. Ontario Terriers, Mississauga, ON – 3 players (tied for 4th)
  9. Coquitlam Reds, Coquitlam, BC – 2 players (tied for 8th)
  10. Toronto Mets, Toronto, ON – 2 players (tied for 8th)
  11. Victoria Eagles, Victoria, BC – 2 players (tied for 8th)

Without further ado, here are the first 50 players selected to play in the 2019 Tournament 12 in September at the Roger’s Centre:

Province Last Name First Name Recent Teams
ALBERTA Abbott Levi Vauxhall Jets
ALBERTA Cazorla Alejandro Okotoks Dawgs
ALBERTA Clemett Jackson Vauxhall Jets
ALBERTA Howse Dryden Okotoks Dawgs
ALBERTA Johnson Tyrese Okotoks Dawgs
ALBERTA Pote Conor Okotoks Dawgs
ALBERTA Sanchez Ricardo Okotoks Dawgs
ALBERTA Yusypchuk Andrew Prospects Academy
BRITISH COLUMBIA Bucknam Micah Fraser Valley Cardinals
BRITISH COLUMBIA Caskenette Connor Mid-Island Pirates
BRITISH COLUMBIA Hambley Dominic Victoria Eagles
BRITISH COLUMBIA Mezzomo Giordano Coquitlam Reds
BRITISH COLUMBIA Millas Theo Langley Blaze
BRITISH COLUMBIA Pringle Gavin Victoria Eagles
BRITISH COLUMBIA Seward Jack Coquitlam Reds
BRITISH COLUMBIA Siniscalchi Loreto Langley Blaze
BRITISH COLUMBIA Thorsteinson Justin Langley Blaze
MANITOBA Barron David Winnipeg South Chiefs
MANITOBA Freiter Bennett North Winnipeg Pirates
MANITOBA Mateychuk Maddux Vauxhall Jets
NEW BRUNSWICK Grant Max Vauxhall Jets, NB 17U Commodores
NOVA SCOTIA Gravel Nick Vauxhall Jets, NS 17U Selects
ONTARIO Adams Ben Vauxhall Jets
ONTARIO Arnold Bryce Fieldhouse Pirates
ONTARIO Bratt Mitch Toronto Mets
ONTARIO Caissie Owen Fieldhouse Pirates
ONTARIO Calabrese David Ontario Blue Jays
ONTARIO Clark Caleb Great Lake Canadians
ONTARIO Dawe Tanner Great Lake Canadians
ONTARIO Griffin Caden Ontario Blue Jays
ONTARIO Hammill Elijha Ontario Terriers
ONTARIO Hinrikus Tyler Great Lake Canadians
ONTARIO Iantomasi Cole Toronto Mets
ONTARIO Laurie Zachary Stouffville Yankees
ONTARIO Mercado Nelson Ontario Blue Jays, Brampton Royals
ONTARIO O’Halloran Connor Ontario Terriers
ONTARIO Thibodeau Nicholas Ontario Royals
ONTARIO Watson William Fieldhouse Pirates
ONTARIO Wright Dante Ontario Terriers
ONTARIO Ziegler Calvin Tri-City Giants
QUEBEC Begin Jason Acadamie Baseball Canada
QUEBEC De Granpre Cedric Acadamie Baseball Canada
QUEBEC Dessureault Yohan Acadamie Baseball Canada
QUEBEC Jones Joshua Acadamie Baseball Canada
QUEBEC Lachance Jaycob Acadamie Baseball Canada
QUEBEC Lusignan Simon Acadamie Baseball Canada
QUEBEC Menier Simon Acadamie Baseball Canada
QUEBEC Villalobos Alfonso Academie Baseball Canada
SASKATCHEWAN Alexandre Brody Going Yard, SK 17U Selects
SASKATCHEWAN Hindmarsh Carter ??

Baseball Ontario Announces 2019 Youth Team

Baseball_Ontario_LogoOn July 3, 2019, Baseball Ontario announced their Youth Team that will compete at the 2019 Baseball Canada Cup (17U Nationals) in Regina, Saskatchewan from August 7th to the 11th. Baseball Ontario Youth Team Field Manager David Quattrociocchi announced the team on his blog and on Twitter.

For those of you unfamiliar with recent developments in high school level baseball in Ontario, the word that best describes it until recently, in my opinion, is “fragmented”. Since approximately 2010, and even before, there has been a proliferation of “Elite” baseball organizations in Ontario and many of those were/are not associated with Baseball Ontario. Since Baseball Ontario is the governing body for the sport in the province and selects players for national championship teams from affiliated organizations, many of the top high school players in the province had been unavailable to the Baseball Ontario Youth Team for several years.

Not surprisingly given its population, Ontario has traditionally been a powerhouse in 17U National Baseball championship history. That said, at the 2013 Canada Games, when the fragmentation I mentioned above was really taking off, Ontario’s two-year streak of 17U Gold medals ended. The total 17U medal haul for Ontario from 2014 through 2017 was one Bronze in those 4 years. Baseball Ontario needed to do something to reverse this disturbing trend.

In late July of 2017, Baseball Ontario announced “a new policy for the recognition and inclusion of alternative programs in the Province of Ontario.” In November of 2017, Baseball Ontario and the CPBL, home to the powerhouse Ontario Blue Jays, Toronto Mets, Great Lake Canadians and others, announced that the CPBL member teams would be applying for Recognition under the new Recognition Policy. As a result of this change, last summer the 2018 Baseball Ontario Youth Team included 9 of 20 players from the CPBL. In that tournament Ontario got back to their winning ways, taking home 17U Gold for the first time since 2012.

For 2019, the Ontario Youth Team included “recognized” organizations again and 13 of 20 players on the team have been selected from the CPBL. The members of the 2019 Baseball Ontario Youth Team are listed below:

First Name Last Name  Team League
Ben Adams Ottawa Nepean Canadians PBLO
Mitchell Bratt Toronto Mets CPBL
Owen Caissie Fieldhouse Pirates CPBL
Justin Carinci Toronto Mets CPBL
Tyler Chong Toronto Mets CPBL
Russell Derbyshire Windsor Selects PBLO
Owen Ellis Toronto Mets CPBL
Elijah Hammill Ontario Terriers PBLO
Drew Howard Toronto Mets CPBL
Carter Krawchuk Ontario Blue Jays CPBL
Zachary Lawrie Stouffville Yankees EBLO
Jacob Miller Oshawa Legionaries EBLO
Patrick Mulligan Ottawa Nepean Canadians PBLO
Josh Niles Great Lake Canadians CPBL
Connor O’Halloran Ontario Terriers PBLO
Kieran Pook Great Lake Canadians CPBL
Ben Roberts Great Lake Canadians CPBL
Turner Spoljaric Toronto Mets CPBL
William Watson Fieldhouse Pirates CPBL
Calvin Ziegler Tri City Giants CPBL

Baseball PEI Announces 2019 Youth Selects team

The roster selections for the 2019 Baseball PEI Youth Selects team was announced on Friday May 17th, 2019.

This team will represent PEI at the Baseball Canada Cup (17U Nationals) tournament in Regina, Saskatchewan in August. They will also compete in the Tournament 12 Atlantic tryout tournament in early July in New Brunswick.

Below are the players who have been selected for this year’s team:

  • Ty Arsenault
  • Garrett Culleton
  • Noah Dow
  • Connor Ellsworth
  • Tyler Jones
  • Ben MacDougall
  • Jack MacKenzie
  • Sam MacKenzie
  • Tanner MacLean
  • Carter MacNeil
  • Duncan Picketts
  • Nolan Ryan
  • Tyler Taylor
  • Ben Tsai
  • Dylan Worth

Newbridge Academy Varsity Baseball Begins 2019 Spring Schedule in New England

Team Photo

A few weeks after their successful Spring Training trip to St. Petersburg, Florida in March, the Newbridge Academy Varsity Baseball team is headed to New England today to start their 2019 Spring Schedule.

The first week-long trip in April will be followed by approximately 2.5 weeks of travel to New England in May with 14 games currently scheduled over the 3.5 weeks. Although some things may shift due to weather and other game opportunities that may present themselves, the Newbridge 2019 Varsity Baseball Spring Schedule is currently as follows:

25-APR-2019 

  • Game versus Canterbury School
  • New Milford, Connecticut
  • 4:15 PM Eastern
  • Tie 1 to 1

27-APR-2019 

  • Game versus Bridgton Academy
  • Second scheduled game rained out
  • North Bridgton, Maine
  • Noon Eastern
  • Loss 15 to 6

29-APR-2019

  • Game versus Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Exeter, New Hampshire
  • 4:45 PM Eastern
  • Cancelled

30-APR-2019

  • Game versus Marianapolis Prep
  • Thompson, Connecticut
  • 4:00 PM Eastern
  • Cancelled

10-MAY-2019

  • Game versus Winchendon School
  • Winchendon, Massachusetts
  • 4:00 PM Eastern
  • Loss 11 to 6

11-MAY-2019

  • Game versus Providence Country Day School
  • East Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1:00 PM Eastern
  • Loss 12 to 2

12-MAY-2019

  • Game versus Berkshire School
  • Sheffield, Massachusetts
  • 3:00 PM Eastern
  • Cancelled

16-MAY-2019

  • Game versus Hotchkiss School
  • Lakeville, Connecticut
  • 4:00 PM Eastern
  • Loss 12 to 10

17-MAY-2019

  • Game versus Winchendon School
  • Winchendon, Massachusetts
  • 4:00 PM Eastern
  • Loss 4 to 1

18-MAY-2019

  • Doubleheader versus Providence Country Day School
  • East Providence, Rhode Island
  • Noon Eastern
  • Loss 6 to 1
  • Loss 8 to 0

19-MAY-2019

  • Game versus East Catholic High School
  • Manchester, Connecticut
  • 3:30 PM Eastern
  • Cancelled

22-MAY-2019

  • Game versus Phillips Academy Andover
  • Andover, Massachusetts
  • 3:30 PM Eastern
  • Cancelled

 

Baseball Nova Scotia 17U Selects Roster Announced

BNS Logo DesignThe roster selections for the 2019 Baseball Nova Scotia 17U Selects team was announced on Wednesday April 17th, 2019.

This team will represent the Nova Scotia at the Baseball Canada Cup (17U Nationals) tournament in Regina, Saskatchewan in August. They will also compete in the Tournament 12 Atlantic tryout tournament in early July in New Brunswick.

Below are the players who have been selected for this year’s team, their hometown, and the teams they have recently played for:

  • Boudreau, Tyler – Bedford (Vauxhall Jets, Nova Scotia 17U Selects)
  • Boutilier, Nathan – Dartmouth (Nova Scotia 17U Selects)
  • Boutilier, Noah – Dartmouth (Nova Scotia 17U Selects)
  • Cowan, Shane – Fall River (Nova Scotia 15U Selects, Tri-County Rangers 15U AAA)
  • Fitzgerald, Ryan – Lucasville (Newbridge Academy Varsity, Nova Scotia 15U Selects, Hammonds Plains A’s 15U AAA)
  • Hanrahan, Parker – Glace Bay (Nova Scotia 15U Selects, Cape Breton Ramblers)
  • Hunt, Kyle – Hammonds Plains (Nova Scotia 15U Selects, Hammonds Plains A’s 15U AAA)
  • MacMullin, Brett – Sydney (Cape Breton Ramblers)
  • Mann, Timmy – Dartmouth (Newbridge Academy Varsity, Nova Scotia 17U Selects)
  • McLaughlin, Duncan – Dartmouth (Nova Scotia 17U Selects)
  • McLellan, Ethan – Hants County (Nova Scotia 17U Selects)
  • O’Brien, Nolan – Hebbville (Kentville Wildcats 15U AAA)
  • O’Rourke, Corson – Sydney (Cape Breton Ramblers)
  • Rendell, Camden – Upper Tantallon (Newbridge Academy Varsity, Nova Scotia 15U Selects, Hammonds Plains A’s 15U AAA)
  • Riesgo, Camillo – Sackville (Newbridge Academy Varsity, Nova Scotia 15U Selects, Tri-County Rangers 15U AAA)
  • Short, Michael – Fall River (Badlands Academy Badgers, Nova Scotia 17U Selects)
  • Sibley, Breton – Glace Bay (Cape Breton Ramblers)
  • Song, Kiwean – Bedford (Nova Scotia 15U Selects, Tri-County Rangers 15U AAA)

At the Canada Cup, Nova Scotia is one of the teams that is permitted to bring up to two players that are “overagers” by one year. Those additions to the roster will be announced in the coming weeks.

Newbridge Academy Varsity Baseball in St. Petersburg, FL for Spring Training

Team Photo

The Newbridge Academy Varsity Baseball team has just landed in Florida where they will be having Spring Training workouts and games at the Walter Fuller / Baseball City Complex in St. Petersburg, FL for the next two weeks. The Newbridge 2019 Spring Training Roster and Schedule are provided below.

ROSTER

Name Number Positions Grad Year
Alex Ouellette 24 Outfield / Pitcher 2019
Ayden MacKenzie 20 Catcher / Infield 2019
Brogan Walsh 12 Infield / Pitcher 2020
Camden Rendell 18 Infield / Outfield / Pitcher 2021
Camilo Riesgo 16 Catcher / Infield 2021
Carsten Marks 22 Infield 2020
Dawson Oldham 27 Catcher / Pitcher 2020
Dylan Weiss 36 ? ?
Evan Vanderheiden 21 Pitcher / Infield 2020
Julian Ponee 5 Infield 2021
Kian Bell 8 Infield 2021
Kiwean Song 31 Pitcher 2021
KJ Godsoe 2 Infield 2022
Kyle Sampson 25 Infield / Pitcher 2021
Logan Harvey 34 Catcher / Outfield 2021
Luke Smith 7 Catcher / Infield 2021
Mason Taylor 37 Pitcher / Infield / Outfield 2019
Ryan Fitzgerald 17 Infield / Outfield / Pitcher 2021
Timmy Mann 90 Outfield / Pitcher 2020
Trevor Wamback ? Head Coach
Dave McDowell ? Assistant Coach
Craig Sinyerd ? Assistant Coach
Brady Rowe ? Assistant Coach

SCHEDULE

Date Time Versus Pitching Rotation
18-Mar-19 10:00 AM Eastern Stuttgart (AR) Taylor (2), Vanderheiden (2), Rendell (2), Ouellette (1)
18-Mar-19 1:00 PM Eastern Bryant (AR) Mann (2), Oldham (2), Sampson (2), Ouellette (1)
19-Mar-19 4:00 PM Eastern Bryant (AR) Song (2), Marks (2), Walsh (2), Riesgo (1)
21-Mar-19 1:00 PM Eastern Plum (PA) Fitzgerald (2), Taylor (3), Vanderheiden (2)
22-Mar-19 4:00 PM Eastern Normandy (OH) Rendell (3), Oldham (3), Ouellette (1)
24-Mar-19 10:00 AM Eastern Regis (NY) Mann (3), Sampson (2), Reisgo (2)
25-Mar-19 10:30 AM Eastern Rosemount (MN) Fitzgerald (3), Song (3), Marks (1)
26-Mar-19 1:00 PM Eastern Eastview (MN) Taylor (4), Vanderheiden (3), Walsh (1)
27-Mar-19 1:00 PM Eastern Apple Valley (MN) Mann (4), Oldham (3)
27-Mar-19 4:00 PM Eastern Farmington (MN) Song (4), Rendell (3)
29-Mar-19 10:00 AM Eastern Eastview (MN) Fitzgerald (4), Riesgo (2), Marks (1)
29-Mar-19 4:00 PM Eastern Minnehaha (MN) Sampson (2), Walsh (2), Ouellette (3
Note – All games will take place at Field #2, Baseball City Complex. St. Petersburg, FL