OTTAWA- Baseball Canada is pleased to announce the names of 24 athletes invited to the Junior National Team’s (U-18) Selection Camp set to take place in Ajax, Ontario from August 20-29 where 20 players will be selected to represent Canada at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-18 Baseball World Cup in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida from September 9-18.
Selection camp will include daily practices in Ajax, site of the 2015 Pan Am Games, and a four-game series against a scout squad put together by the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy.
Following Selection Camp, the 20-player roster will travel to Dunedin, Florida and the Toronto Blue Jays Player Development Complex where they will continue to train and play pre-tournament games against USA (Sept. 4 @ Pirate City), Australia (Sept. 5 @ Pirate City) and Chinese Taipei (Sept. 6 @ Blue Jays PDC).
All 24 players named to the roster have participated in previous events with the Junior National Team program.
- Ten players named to the roster including RHP Liam Adamson, RHP Parker Burgess, OF Cameron Chee-Aloy, INF Ty Hall, OF Ty Hamilton, OF Max Hartman, RHP Chase Marshall, INF Myles Naylor, LHP Reece Usselman and C/INF Sam White participated in the Friendship Series against Team USA in September 2021.
- Two players named to the roster were selected in the 2022 MLB Draft in July including INF Dylan O’Rae (3rd round, Milwaukee) and C Hugh Pinkney (18th round, San Diego). O’Rae did sign with Milwaukee and has since began his professional career while Pinkney has opted to attend Rutgers University.
- Greg Hamilton will lead the coaching staff that includes former national team members and big leaguers Rob Butler, Pete Orr and Chris Reitsma.
Canada will open play at the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup on September 9th against Korea at LECOM Park in Bradenton. The rest of the schedule can be found here.
Selection Camp Roster
Selection Camp Schedule
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