National Championships: Three championships kick off August 16th!

August 14, 2018


OTTAWA- Action at three different Baseball Canada National Championships will begin on Thursday, August 16thand run through Sunday, August 19thincluding the DQ® 13U National Western Championship in Brandon, Manitoba, the 18U Championship in Fort McMurray, Alberta and the 21U Men’s Championships in St. Thomas, Ontario. 

DQ® 13U National Western Championship

Eight teams representing Canada’s four westernmost provinces will descend upon Brandon, Manitoba for the annual DQ® 13U National Western Championships. Joining host Brandon representing Manitoba are clubs from North Winnipeg and Oildome while squads representing Saskatchewan include Saskatoon and Regina. Teams from St. Albert and Red Deer will form the Alberta contingent while BC is back to defend their gold medal won in 2017. 

Tournament Website

18U

After hosting the Baseball Canada Cup in 2016, Fort McMurray, Alberta will welcome the 18U National Championships to Shell Place Stadium and Ross Hennigar Park. Play will get underway on Thursday, August 16thwith all ten teams in action including host Fort McMurray taking on the Alberta representatives following the opening ceremonies. The London Badgers won the event in 2017 and are back to defend their title and are joined in Pool A by BC, 2017 bronze medalists New Brunswick, Québec and Saskatchewan. Pool B features Alberta; host Fort McMurray, Manitoba and Etobicoke (ON).

Tournament Website
Live Streaming – Shell Place
Live Streaming – Ross Hennigar

21U Men’s

The community of St. Thomas, Ontario will host the 21U National Championships, one of Baseball Canada’s oldest events, at beautiful Emslie Field and Cardinal Field. Host St. Thomas won bronze in 2017 and will be joined by a ten-team field including defending gold medalists, Québec, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan and Ontario teams Oshawa, Windsor and Mississauga North. Fans will be treated to a Home Run Derby on Wednesday, August 15thbefore the tournament opens the following day.

Tournament Website

 

MLB Canadians

Rowan Wick

Current MLB Team: San Diego Padres
Hometown: North Vancouver, BC

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Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

What is LTAD?

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is a systemic approach being developed and adopted by Baseball Canada to maximize a participant's potential and involvement in our sport. The LTAD framework aims to define optimal training, competition and recovery throughout an athlete's career to enable him / her to reach his / her full potential in baseball and as an athlete.