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Baseball Canada Selects New Crop of Junior Players

OTTAWA – The Junior National Team ended its two year cycle with a sixth place finish at the World Junior Baseball Championship in Edmonton in early August.  Now Baseball Canada begins a new cycle for the 2010 World Juniors in Thunder Bay and it all starts at the Baseball Canada Cup, which took place from August 13-17 in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Baseball Canada coaches and scouts selected 30 new players from all over the country to participate in the Fall Instructional League camp in Orlando, Florida from October 2-12.  There, these players will take on professional players from teams affiliated with Major League Baseball. 

The following is the list of players selected for the Junior National Team’s Fall Instructional League camp:


Jordan Wong, RHP (Calgary)
Joel Lutz, 3B (Medicine Hat)
Mitch Frey, SS (Medicine Hat)

British Columbia

Keaton Briscoe, 2B (North Vancouver)
Darren Kolk, OF (Cobble Hill)
Ethan Stewart, LHP (Campbell River)
Kellin Deglan, C (Langley)
Steve McKinnon, RHP (Duncan)
Wes Darvill, SS (Langley)
Brooklyn Foster, C (Langley)
Jason Gibson, LHP (Victoria)
Mike Ellis, RHP (Surrey)
Paul Barton, RHP (Qualicum Beach)


Paul Schaak, LHP (Plum Coullee)

New Brunswick

Mike Washburn, 1B (Fredericton)


Jeff Gibbs, RHP (Toronto)
Larry Balkwill, C (Chatham)
Tanner Nivins, OF (Kitchener)
Jonathon Solazzo, 3B (Mississauga)
Maxx Tissenbaum, SS (Toronto)
Andrew Ruck, OF (Whitby)
Trevor Barton, OF (London)
Donovan Latour, RHP (Barrie)
Jerome Werniuk, RHP (Toronto)


Alexandre Béland, C (Trois-Rivières)
Jonathan Paquet, RHP (Ancienne Lorette)
Brian Bardis, OF (St-Constant)
Yan Fortin, RHP (Laval)


Evan Zerff, RHP (Regina)
Tyler McWhirter, 2B (Regina)

A complete roster along with schedule for the Fall camp will be released at a later date.