Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart – ISN

Vancouver (ISN) – BC Baseball has named its U17 Baseball Selects team that will compete at the Canada Cup in London, Ontario August 8-13 and Vancouver Island is well represented by members of the Victoria Eagles, Victoria Mariners and Nanaimo Pirates Premier Baseball League Teams.

The Nanaimo Pirates led the way, placing three players on the main roster including pitchers Justin Clarkson and Luke Skingle, as well as infielder Griffin Andreychuk.

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Nanaimo pitcher Luke Skingle (left) and infielder Griffin Andreychuk (right) will play for the BC U17 squad (Photos by Christian J. Stewart – ISN)

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Nanaimo’s Justin Clarkson will get to use his bunting prowess at the Canada Cup in August (Photo by Christian J. Stewart – ISN)

The Victoria Eagles followed with 2 players, both pitchers, including Riley Edmonds and lanky,rookie left-hander Kurt Horne.

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His success as a closer this year has earned the Eagle’s Riley Edmonds a spot on the BC U17 team (Photo by Christian J. Stewart – ISN)

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Victoria Eagle left-hander Kurt Horne, a PBL rookie, has been selected for the BC U17 squad (Photo by Christian J. Stewart – ISN)

The Victoria Mariners hard-throwing rookie Colton Wood also made the main roster.

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Rookie Victoria Mariner will be one of the pitchers competing for BC at the U17 Canada Cup (Photo by Christian J. Stewart  -ISN)

In addition, a list of alternate players was named, four of which will be added to the final roster on July 21st.

On the Alternate list from the Island are Brandon Feldman and Vinny Martin from the Victoria Eagles, as well as Morgan Varley and David Warren from the Victoria Mariners.

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The Eagles Brandon Feldman (left) and Vinny Martin (right) will hope to be added to the team from the Alternate list (Photos by Christian J. Stewart – ISN)

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David warren (left) and Morgan Varley (right) of the Mariners will also be hoping to be added to the U17 roster on July 21st (Photos by Christian J. Stewart – ISN)

The Baseball Canada Canada Cup will take place in London, Ontario from August 8-13th and feature U17 teams from each Province.  See for details.



Player POS Hometown

1 Andreychuk, Griffin 2B/SS Nanaimo

2 Clarkson, Justin 2B/P Nanaimo

3 Edmonds, Riley P Victoria (Eagles)

4 Fontaine, Lachlan 3B North Vancouver

5 Horne, Kurt P Sooke (Eagles)

6 Kokotailo, Preston C Surrey

7 Koo, Daniel P Abbotsford

8 Lofstrom, Morgan C/P West Kelowna

9 Manuel, Luke P Surrey

10 Noble, Connor P Vancouver

11 O’Neill, Tyler SS Maple Ridge

12 Robinson, Mitchell OF/C Surrey

13 Sasaki, Shoma OF Delta

14 Skingle, Luke P Nanaimo

15 Stroud, Liam P Maple Ridge

16 Wood, Colton P Victoria (Mariners)


Player POS Hometown

1 Feldman, Brandon Alternate 1B/OF Victoria (Eagles)

2 Grisbrook, Clark Alternate P North Vancouver

3 Hollingworth, Max Alternate OF Coquitlam

4 Kostuk, Kurtis Alternate OF/P Abbotsford

5 Martin, Vinny Alternate 1B/3B Pender Island (Eagles)

6 Rutckyj, Nick Alternate OF Surrey

7 Varley, Morgan Alternate 2B Victoria (Mariners)

8 Walker, James Alternate P Kelowna

9 Warren, David Alternate OF Saanichton (Mariners)

10 Yates, Dawson Alternate 3B/1B Kelowna