Baseball Canada Announces Junior National Team Extended Spring Training Roster

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Adam Morissette

(ISN) – OTTAWA- Baseball Canada announced today the names of 31 players invited to the Junior National Team’s Extended Spring Training camp in Lake Buena Vista, Florida at ESPN Wide World of Sports from April 17-25.

The team will play an eight-game exhibition schedule against extended spring training clubs from the Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, Washington Nationals and Houston Astros. On April 22nd, the team will travel to Dunedin to take-on the Toronto Blue Jays extended spring club at the Bobby Mattick Complex.

The coaching staff consists of Head Coach and Director of National Teams, Greg Hamilton (Ottawa, ON), while Coaches Shawn Bowman (Port Moody, BC) and Mike Johnson (Sherwood Park, AB) return to the staff. Former National Team player Adam Stern (Port Stanley, ON) will join the staff as a guest coach.

The Extended Spring Training camp is an important event for the Junior National Team program as the team prepares for the WBSC U18 World Cup that will be held in Osaka, Japan from August 28-September 6, 2015.

Following extended spring training, the team will reconvene in late May for the annual tour through the Dominican Summer League. In August, prior to the WBSC U18 World Cup, the final selection camp will take place on Australia’s Gold Coast that will determine the 20 athletes that will represent Canada in Japan.

Extended Spring Training Roster Highlights:

-Five players named to the roster (OF JF Garon, 1B Josh Naylor, OF Demi Orimoloye, C Darren Shred and RHP Mike Soroka) were part of the 2014 Junior National Team that won a bronze medal at the COPABE 18U Pan American Championship in La Paz, Mexico.

-24 of the 31 players named to the roster participated in the Spring Training/Alumni Week camp last month in St. Petersburg, Florida.

-LHP Isaac Anesty (Guelph, ON) and OF Jonathan Martin (l’Assomption, QC) will rejoin the Junior National Team program for extended spring training after attending JNT camps in the past.

-LHP Kyle Ross (Vancouver, BC) and INF Adam Hall (London, ON) were both named to the roster, but are unable to attend.

-Three players named to the roster will be participating with the Junior National Team program for the first time – 3B Brad Aldred (Oshawa, ON), LHP Nick Vickers (Calgary, AB) and RHP Sam Turcotte (Toronto, ON).

 

2015 Baseball Canada Junior National Team Extended Spring Training Roster/ Camp d’entraînement printemps 2015 # First Name/ Last Name/ City/Ville Prov Birthdate/ Age HS Grad Date Bat Th Ht Wt Pos Prénom Nom de famille Naissance Âge Date de grad Fr. La. Ta. Po. 29 Brad Aldred Oshawa ON 1998-07-23 16 2016 L/G R/D 6’2″ 205 3B 8 Royce Ando Mississauga ON 1997-08-03 17 2015 R/D R/D 5’11” 190 SS/AC, 2B 14 Isaac Anesty Guelph ON 1997-06-06 17 2015 L/G L/G 6’1″ 193 LHP/LG 28 Vincent Beauregard Laval QC 1997-07-26 17 2015 L/G L/G 6’2″ 190 LHP/LG 36 Michael Brettell Fonthill ON 1997-07-13 17 2015 R/D R/D 6’4″ 192 RHP/LD 21 Josh Burgmann Nanaimo BC/C-B 1998-01-27 17 2016 R/D R/D 6’0″ 205 RHP/LD 24 Mathieu Deneault-Gauthier Candiac QC 1998-03-03 17 2015 R/D R/D 6’1″ 160 RHP/LD 30 Isaac Deveaux Montréal QC 1998-10-23 16 2016 R/D R/D 6’1″ 190 OF/VOL 23 Richard (RJ) Freure Burlington ON 1997-07-06 17 2015 R/D R/D 6’1″ 205 RHP/LD 37 Jean Francois Garon Terrebonne QC 1997-01-03 18 2015 R/D R/D 6’3″ 195 OF/VOL 18 Miles Gordon Oakville ON 1997-12-03 17 2015 L/G R/D 6’1″ 180 OF/VOL *11 Adam Hall London ON 1999-06-22 15 2017 R/D R/D 5’10” 160 INF/CI 7 Peter Hutzal Calgary AB 1998-01-21 17 2016 L/G R/D 5’11” 175 INF/CI 4 Kobe Hyland Spruce Grove AB 1997-10-11 17 2016 L/G R/D 5’11” 182 SS/AC, 2B 47 Matthew Ianni Ottawa ON 1997-10-28 17 2015 L/G R/D 6’8″ 230 RHP/LD 22 Matthew Jones Whitby ON 1998-10-16 16 2016 R/D L/G 6’3″ 170 LHP/LG 44 Ben Komonosky Regina SK 1997-09-22 17 2015 R/D R/D 6’2″ 205 C/R 20 Jonathan Martin l’Assomption QC 1997-03-27 18 2015 L/G L/G 6’0″ 195 OF/VOL, 1B 17 Will McAffer North Vancouver BC/C-B 1997-05-30 17 2015 R/D R/D 6’2″ 185 RHP/LD 35 Josh Naylor Mississauga ON 1997-06-22 17 2015 L/G L/G 6’1″ 225 1B, OF/VOL 45 Demi Orimoloye Orleans ON 1997-01-06 18 2015 R/D R/D 6’4″ 225 OF/VOL 26 Tristan Pompey Mississauga ON 1997-03-23 18 2015 S/A R/D 6’4″ 195 OF/VOL *31 Kyle Ross Maple Ridge BC/C-B 1997-10-29 17 2015 R/D L/G 6’4″ 194 LHP/LG 34 Darren Shred Brampton ON 1997-10-13 17 2015 R/D R/D 6’3″ 200 C/R 27 Mike Soroka Calgary AB 1997-08-04 17 2015 R/D R/D 6’4″ 195 RHP/LD 38 Sam Turcotte Toronto ON 1998-01-16 17 2016 L/G R/D 6’5″ 205 RHP/LD 13 Nick Vickers Calgary AB 1997-02-06 18 2015 L/G L/G 6’2″ 195 LHP/LG 40 Nicholas Virdo Brampton ON 1998-05-25 16 2016 L/G R/D 6’4″ 180 RHP/LD 48 Jackson Wark St. Albert AB 1997-05-23 17 2015 L/G R/D 6’6″ 207 RHP/LD 19 Tyler Whitbread Camlachie ON 1997-04-18 17 2015 R/D R/D 6’1″ 160 RHPLD 15 Andrew Yerzy Toronto ON 1998-07-05 16 2016 L/G R/D 6’3″ 203 C/R Coaches & Staff/ Entraîneurs et personnel 4 Greg Hamilton Ottawa ON *46 Chris Reitsma Calgary AB 32 Shawn Bowman Port Moody BC/C-B 25 Mike Johnson Sherwood Park AB 7 Adam Stern London ON Bernie Soulliere Windsor ON Larry Pearson Guelph ON Dan Hilborn Windsor ON *Unable to particpate/Pas en mesure de participer Head Coach/Entraîneur chef Coach/Entraîneur Athletic Therapist/Soigneur Business Manager/Chef de Mission Pitching Coach/Entraîneur des lanceurs Coach/Entraîneur Guest Coach/Entraîneur invité Business Manager/Chef de Mission

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