October 10, 2012, Victoria, BC – Four members of the Victoria Mariners Premier baseball team are heading off this week to the annual Fall Classic in Arizona. Players Chris Fougner, Brendan Somers, Colton Wood and Morgan Varley were selected to the Diamondbacks Team BC Scout Team, led by Canadian Arizona Diamondbacks scout, Doug Mathieson who is also the coach of the highly successful Langley Blaze Premier team on the Lower Mainland.
The Fall Classic is pegged as the top tournament in the west and is attended by over 450 college and professional baseball scouts.
“This tournament is by invite only and has seen 61% of the current North American MLB players attend,” says Mathieson. “Almost all B.C. players drafted over the last 12 years have attended this showcase.”
Chris Fougner (top left), Brendan Somers (top right), Morgan Varley (bottom left) and Colton Wood (bottom right) are all heading to the Arizona Fall Classic baseball tournament in Peoria (Photos: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)
The players will have the chance to play games in Peoria, Arizona – home of the Spring Training Facility for the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres – amongst 63 other teams from across the U.S.
The Fall Classic begins October 10 – 14th. For more information on the event visit www.azfallclassic.com