Oct 07, 2021 | Matt Betts | 784 views
Terriers Hit the Road
For the first time since March 2020 the Ontario Terriers are heading across the border.
A combination of players from the 17U and 18U teams will take part in the Columbus Day Bash near Hartford, Connecticut. The event kicks off with a pro style showcase on Friday night where the players will get a chance to put their talent on display for scouts and college coaches. Twenty eight teams then take part in tournament games over the weekend.
The Terriers are joined in the Abraham Lincoln Pool with the CT Hurricanes, Ocean State Outlaws and Swanson Baseball. Their round robin games take place at Senator Thomas J Dodd Memorial Stadium in Norwich, CT.
It's an exciting time and a taste of normalcy for the Terriers who are accustomed to competing against US based teams throughout the year.
"It’s been a long time and finally we have a chance to get back to the states," Ryan Pollard, 17U manager said. "We as coaches are very excited and looking forward to it. I'm sure the players are very excited, as well. It's been a long time since most of them have had the chance to play ball south of the border."
Pollard wants his team to enjoy the experience and not take it for granted, especially given how the last 18 months have unfolded.
"We want our players to have a great time," he said. "We want them to compete hard and enjoy the opportunity to play in front of scouts and college coaches."