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Baseball Canada Announces Final Roster for the World Juniors

EDMONTON - Baseball Canada announces today the final roster for the World Junior Baseball Championship in Edmonton from July 25-August 3.

The 18-man roster has no shortage of prospects. Leading the way is Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC) who became the highest Canadian position player (fourth player overall) to be selected in the MLB First Year Player Draft. The 18-year-old catcher/infielder was chosen 16th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2008 draft.

“We’re going to be real competitive,” says JNT Manager Greg Hamilton. “Offensively, we’re going to put up some runs every night and our pitching will throw strikes and we’re going to make people beat us and we got a chance to go deep into the tournament.”

The Canadians will begin their quest for gold on Friday, July 25th, when they take on Italy at Telus Field. Game time is set for 7:30 pm.

2008 World Junior Championship Roster

2008 World Junior Championship Schedule