Terriers 2022 Year in Review, News (Terriers Baseball)

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Dec 29, 2022 | Matt Betts | 747 views
Terriers 2022 Year in Review
The year 2022 was one to remember for the Ontario Terriers.

A Major League Baseball draft pick, Junior National Team selections and college commitments highlight a successful year on and off the field.

MLB Draft/Professional Contracts
C - Hugh Pinkney - 17th round, 510th overall by the San Diego Padres
LHP Jordan Woods - free agent Kansas City Royals

College Commitments
C Jason Green - Niagara University (NCAA D1)
LHP Andre Wojtarowicz - Troy University (NCAA D1)
LHP Luca Alagheband - Harvard University (NCAA D1)
INF Keygan Miksa - Niagara County Community College (NJCAA D3)
RHP Cole Philips - Niagara County Community College (NJCAA D3)
INF Lucas Brown - Monroe Community College (NJCAA D3)
RHP Brayden Krolikowski - Laurier University (OUA)
C/OF Ben Barzo - Toronto Metropolitan University (OUA)

Canadian Junior National Team Members
C Hugh Pinkney 
OF Cameron Chee-Aloy
OF Keegan O'Hearn

All three competed for Canada at the 2022 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida.

Terriers on the Canadian Baseball Network All-Canadian College Teams
1st Team:

LHP Connor O'Halloran 

2nd Team:
LHP Campbell Ellis

Canadian Futures Showcase
The Terriers sent nine players to the Canadian Futures Showcase held at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park in Ottawa.

OF Cameron Chee-Aloy

RHP Ryan Arora

RHP Wil Hynes

INF Adyn Schell

OF Lucas Alberti

C Jason Green

OF Noah Konings

OF Keegan O'Hearn

LHP Luca Alagheband

Perfect Game and Canadian Premier Baseball League Showcase
Ten Terriers took to the field for the annual CPBL showcase in partnership with Perfect Game.

Showcase:
OF Trent Black
OF Keegan O'Hearn
LHP Luca Alagheband
OF Lucas Alberti
OF Noah Konings

Futures Game:
LHP Russell Kwinter
RHP Will Hynes
INF Sam Andersen

C Jason Green
INF Adyn Schell

John Jepson Award winners
The annual award is given to the player at each age level that best demonstrates generosity of spirit, being a great teammate, sportsmanship, dedication to improvement and academic achievement.

15U - LHP Russell Kwinter
16U - INF Ryan Van Wart and INF Ryan Opresnik

17U - C Jason Green
18U - RHP Ryan Carey

Terriers Championships
The Terriers 17U team ran the table at the Niagara University Showcase Tournament, going a perfect 5-0 to claim the championship.

Later in the summer the Terriers 15U team took home The Player's Championship in St. Louis, MO. They defeated the Adidas Athletics in the championship game.

Fall College Tour
From Oct. 7 to 16 the Terriers headed south to face nine college teams. Erie County Community College, Monroe Community College, Alderson Broaddus University, Salem University, Point Park University, Garrett College, Community College of Alleghany County, Fairmont University and Dickinson College provided stiff competition while allowing players to be seen by college coaches.

"This fall trip is critical to the development of our athletes both on and off the field as it delivers unique experiences and challenges that each player may not have fully experienced," Joe Iannuzzi, Terriers general manager said. "The full slate of training and games provides ample opportunity for players to test their mettle through physical talent and mental sturdiness, baseball’s two most important aspects."

Terriers alumni in the news
Three former Terriers were named to rosters in the highly scouted MLB Draft League this past summer.

INF Austin Gomm
RHP Matt Brown
LHP Andre Wojtarowicz

LHP Connor O'Halloran took to the mound in the prestigious Cape Cod League for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. He appeared in seven games and threw 12.2 inning.

RHP Ben Abram appeared in the Oklahoma Sooners College World Series final Game 1 loss to Ole Miss. The Sooners would drop the best-of-three 2-0.

INF Elliott Curtis hit .234 with three home runs and 23 RBI for Trois-Rivieres Aigles of the independent Frontier League.

LHP Travis Seabrooke posted a 3-2 record with a 4.75 ERA for the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the independent American Association.


What's New?
The Terriers unveiled a new 14U team that will be led by head coach Adam Crowley.

“Each player will be expected to carry themselves in a professional manner, be great students and great teammates, deal with adversity, and develop great habits in terms of how to work each day to get better individually and as a collective,” Crowley said. “Players joining the 14U Terriers can expect a loose, competitive, hard working practice and game environment, continuous teaching and plenty of challenges on the field. Off the field, players are going to be part of an organization with strong core values that will help guide how we behave and carry ourselves. There will be plenty of opportunity to travel, to showcase skills and to engage with teammates outside of baseball activities.”