McGill baseball quartet named as CCBA all-stars

(L to R): Tyler Welence, Robert Sedin, Ryan Kramer and Tim Jones

(L to R): Tyler Welence, Robert Sedin, Ryan Kramer and Tim Jones

MONTREAL — Four members of the national champion McGill University Redmen have merited all-star status in the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association. McGill infielders Tyler Welence of Ridgewood, N.J., and Robert Sedin of Sunnyvale, Calif., along with pitcher Ryan Kramer of New Vernon, N.J., were all named to the first team, while pitcher Tim Jones of Lake Jackson, Tex., earned a berth on the second squad.

Welence, a six-foot, 180-pound shortstop, was also named tournament MVP at the national championship. During the regular season, he registered a CCBA-leading .458 batting average, was second in on-base average (.544), tops in slugging percentage (.667) and ranked third in runs batted in with 17 in just 15 regular season games. A junior in bio-resource engineering, he was also second in runs scored (18) and collected 10 doubles. He drew seven walks and was hit twice.

Sedin, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound third-baseman, batted .393, led the league with 23 RBIs, to go along with 12 doubles, a triple and a pair of home runs. A first-year certificate student in entrepreneurship, he posted a .486 on-base average and a league-leading .721 slugging percentage. Sedin tied for third in hits with 24 in 61 at bats — 15 of them for extra bases — and scored 17 runs in 19 contests. He drew 10 walks, was hit once and struck out only six times.

Kramer, a right-handed starter who measures 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds, was named as the most outstanding pitcher at the Nationals. During the season, he posted a perfect 4-0 record in five starts with a stingy 1.00 earned run average. The first-year transfer who graduated from the NCAA’s Dickinson College in Carlisle, Penn., racked up 38 strikeouts in 28 innings pitched. He allowed just 17 hits, walked 10 and hit one batter.

Jones, a 5-foot-8, 160-pound southpaw, was named MVP of the national championship game with a complete game, eight-strikeout performance. He posted a 3-1 record in five contests with a 1.62 ERA, striking out 21 batters and conceding just 12 hits in 17.1 innings. A control specialist, he gave up just four walks and hit one batter. The first-year master’s student in internet business transferred from the NCAA’s Texas A & M Kingsville, where he earned a BA in sports business.

Of the 22 players honoured from the 12-team league, all but three were picked from the six squads that qualified for the CCBA national championship hosted by McGill last fall. Holland College led all teams with a combined total of five honourees on the two dream teams, followed by McGill (4), UNB (4), Montreal (3), Concordia (2), Saint Mary’s (1), Acadia (1), Carleton (1) and Ottawa (1).

McGill posted a stellar 21-9 record on the campaign overall, including a 14-6 regular season mark en route to being crowned national champs for the fourth time in school history.


C             Jean-Cristophe Paquin (Concordia) – (.288/.379/.596 – 4HR, 22RBI, 14R)

1B           Jeremy McKinnon (Holland College) ( 0.435/.507/.548 – 14RBI 20R 17SB)

2B           Pascal Gregoire (Montreal) – (.341/.438/.463 – HR, 10RBI, 14R)

SS           Tyler Welence (McGill) – (.458/.544/.667 – 22H, 10 2B, 17RBI, 18R)

3B           Robert Sedin (McGill) – (.393/.486/.721 – 2HR, 24H, 12 2B, 23RBI, 17R)

OF          Felix Veilleux (Montreal) – (.414/.487/.543 – 14RBI, 20R, 9BB)

OF          Jimmy Russell (UNB) – (.426/.471/.617 – 1HR 13RBI)

OF          Francis Desnoyers (Montreal) – (.419/.545/.442 – 6RBI, 18R, 12BB)

DH          Dillon Doucette (Holland College) – (.369/.494/.538 – 24H, 17RBI, 23R, 17BB)

RHP        Ryan Kramer (McGill) – (28IP 4-0, 1.00 ERA, .964 WHIP, 38K)

LHP        Shawn Tomlinson (Saint Mary’s) – (26.6 IP, 3-0, 0.788 ERA, 0.825 WHIP, 40K)


C             Morgan MacLean (Holland College) – (.320/.452/.420 – 19RBI, 12R)

1B           Anthony Marandola (Concordia) – (.357/.534/.405 – 5RBI, 12R, 12BB)

2B           Mark Matyas (Acadia) – (.378/.521/.432 – 5RBI , 4R)

SS           Tyler Walchuck (UNB) – (.368/.476/.471 – 25H, 7 2B, 19R)

3B           Spencer Montgomery (UNB) – (.362/.423/.468 – 11RBI, 9R)

OF          Grant Grady (Holland College) – ( .356/.361/.458 –  12RBI, 13R)

OF          Matt Reeve (Carleton) – (.391/.474/.422 – 25H, 9RBI, 16R)

OF          Sean Corcoran (UNB) – ( .349/.396/.465 – 8RBI, 7R)

DH          Scott Adams (Ottawa) – (.383/.456/.450 – 23H, 9RBI, 16R)

RHP        Brady Arsenault (Holland College) – (42 IP, 6-0, 1.167 ERA, 1.024 WHIP, 42K)

LHP        Tim Jones (McGill) – (3-1, 1.62 ERA, 17.1 IP, 21K, .923 WHIP)

Earl Zukerman
McGill Sports Info Office