Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart – ISN
Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria Select’s Lucas Lapinski, Spencer Scotney and Thomas Strocel have been selected for the Team BC Midget AAA Selects team that begins play today at the Baseball Canada Midget AAA Nationals in Quebec City.
Lapinski was a do-it-all kind of player for the Midget AAA League Champions Selects this season, anchoring the infield at third base, serving as a key ace in their pitching staff and contributing mightily at the plate.
Lucas Lapinski will be called upon to provide key hits for Team BC at the Midget AAA Nationals in Quebec City (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)
Scotney is a fleet of foot outfielder who came up with a number of outstanding catches for the Selects in centre and who was a speed threat on the bases, while Strocel was a regular fixture at shortstop and second.
Spencer Scotney will hope to contribute catches like this to Team BC at the Midget AAA Nationals (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)
The players join a roster of 18 players who begin round robin play today, Thursday with a game against Quebec (in progres at press time), a game Friday against Alberta, and two games Saturday against Nova Scotia and PEI.
Thomas Strocel should see action in the infield at the Midget AAA Nationals (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)
The semi-finals are scheduled for Sunday morning, with the final slated for a 7:30 pm start at Quebec’s Municipal Stadium.
2012 TEAM BC MIDGET “SELECT” ROSTER
#66 – Cole Depner 2012 C Penticton
#51 – Devon Geary 2012 LHP Ladysmith
#20 – Mike Gilfillan 2012 RHP/OF Kamloops
#12 – Blayne Halland 2012 2B/SS Kamloops
#15 – Russel Hutson 2012 RHP Port Coquitlam
#4 – Cole Johnson 2013 OF Maple Ridge
#17 – Brandon Kirk 2012 RHP/1B Richmond
#14 – Lucas Lapinski 2012 RHP/3B Victoria
#40 – Dylan Luison 2012 C Barriere
#3 – Eric McGinn 2013 LHP/1B Kelowna
#9 – Nawid Niyaz 2012 RHP Richmond
#15 – Colin Rintoul 2012 2B Kamloops
#25 – Hunter Robinson 2012 1B/OF Vancouver
#16 – Mike Rogers 2013 RHP Chilliwack
#2 – Spencer Scotney 2013 OF Victoria
#5 – Thomas Strocel 2012 RHP/UTIL North Saanich
#21 – Matthew Strother 2013 3B/1B Maple Ridge
#24 – Rees Weninger 2013 SS/3B Kelowna
#33 – Bo Boxall Asst Coach Penticton
#37 – Lorne Lafleur Asst Coach Ladysmith
#28 – Sean Wandler Asst Coach Kamloops
#13 – Serj Sangara Manager Richmond
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