by Adam Morissette
February 14, 2014, OTTAWA (ISN) – Stanford University Freshman and recent Junior National Team graduate, Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, ON), has been named the opening day starter for the Cardinal who will play Rice University today (4:30pm PST/7:30pm EST) at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond in Stanford, California.
Quantrill will become the first Stanford baseball freshman to start on opening day since Mike Mussina in 1988.
“I’m incredibly thankful to be given the opportunity to play for Stanford and get a chance (to start) on opening day,” said Quantrill. “A huge thank-you to all my coaches along the way, but the battle has just begun and now the goal is to work every day to take advantage of this opportunity.”
Quantrill was a three-year member of Baseball Canada’s Junior National Team participating in the Americas 18U World Cup Qualifier in 2011, and both the 2012 and 2013 IBAF 18U World Cup events.
The 19 year-old is the son of Paul Quantrill who spent 14 years in the big leagues with the Red Sox, Phillies, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Yankees, Padres and Marlins.
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