Sep 09, 2008 | Dan Thompson | 310 views
Baseball Canada Jnt & Mizunu Camp.. More Ncaa Scholarship News..& Terriers Alumni Highlight Sept
The Terriers fall baseball season has gotten off to a fantastic start, on and off the field.
Both the Jr and Sr Terriers bolted out of the blocks with a combined 8 wins in there first 9 games played. The only loss was in a DH split with Monroe College in Rochester NY. The Jrs will play in the Championship Game of the Brawl in the Fall Tournament on Saturday Oct 11th in Toronto.(The Sunday Sept 7th games in Guelph were rained out).
Leading up to that, the Jr Terriers will compete in games versus the Toronto Mets, Team Ontario and the Oakville Royals. They will also participate in a 24 team fall tournament in Long Island NY at Baseball Heaven.
The Sr Terriers will play in the semi finals of The Brawl in the Fall on October 11th against the Ontario Bluejays. Before that however, they will travel to Arizona for four games versus US Junior Colleges and also play at a tournament in Mesa, AZ. In addition, the Terriers will practice at the spectacular Arizona State University field. It is home to the NCAA Sun Devils. The Terriers organization is grateful to the Sun Devils coaching staff for this once in a life time opportunity!
In the Pro's...
With the changing of the seasons, the Terriers are proud to announce several individual accolades for not only players on their present roster, but alumni in the professional ranks. Angels draft pick, Terrier alumni Terrell Alliman was selected to the Arizona League Allstar team. Terrell helped pace the Angels farm team to the leagues best overall record. He lead the league in doubles, was 4th in RBIs and 5th in batting average. Congratulations Terrell and good luck moving up the ranks on the road to the big leagues!
Armed with his 90mph fastball, right handed fireballer, Mike Henry had 25 strike outs in 31 innings pitched for the Sarasota Reds of the Gulf Coast Rookie Florida League. As a member of the Terriers roster, Mike was drafted by the Cinncinatti Reds in 2007.
The most recent Terrier alumni to be drafted and sign a pro baseball contract was right handed pitcher, Brad Furdal. Brad was the first Ontario high school aged player picked in the 2008 MLB draft this past June. Brad is still just 17 yrs old! He had a 2 and 1 record in 15 innings pitched (9Ks) for the Princeton Devil Rays of the Appalachian Rookie League. Good luck at spring training next year Brad.
Baseball Canada Mizuno Camp...
Every year, Baseball Canada selects 40 players (16u) from across the country to attend the Baseball Canada Mizuno Camp. It is held at the Rogers Center in Toronto. Sr Terriers Joel Stubbs and Jeff Hunt participated last time around.
This year the Terriers are proud to have 2 more players invited to this prestigious event. Left handed pitcher Austin Huibers and infielder Brandon Dailey will spend four days in Toronto, receive advanced instruction from Baseball Canada and Toronto Bluejay coaches, attend seminars on drug awareness, nutrition and life skill development. The camp wraps up with a East-West showdown game in front of numerous professional scouts. Baseball Canada also uses the camp as an initial identification opportunity for potential Junior National Team (JNT) prospects. Congratulations to Austin and Brandon. Good luck to both of you at this high profile event.
More Baseball Canada opportunities...
There will be three Terriers attending the Junior National Team fall instructional camp in Florida. Tanner Nivins, Donovan Latour and Jeff Hunt are off to the Disney Complex in Orlando from October 2-12. During their 10 days on the field at Disney the boys will work out and play games versus fall instructional league teams such as the Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians. Enjoy the Team Canada experience guys!
Off to college...
For the third consecutive year the Terriers lead the province in NCAA D1 college scholarships. Adding to an already impressive list, third baseman Donovan Latour has committed to MAAC conference powerhouse Canisius College this past week. Donovan will join numerous Terrier alumni at Canisius. The Golden Griffins won over 40 games last year en route to the MAAC Conference regular season championship. Head Coach Mike McCrae was impressed by the way Donovan swung the bat during his many scouting visits both at Terriers games and the Canada Cup. Donovan hit in the clean up spot and had a 1.000 fielding percentage for Ontario, who won the 17 u Canada Cup National Championship in Medicine Hat this past August. Once again, the entire Terriers organization would like to thank Coach McCrae for his past, present and ongoing generosity and support. Congratulations to Donovan and the whole Latour family.