OUA battles OCAA in baseball all-star game

OUA battles OCAA in baseball all-star game
TORONTO - The best men’s baseball student-athletes in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) will be on display at Rogers Centre in Toronto on Sunday in the inaugural OUA-OCAA Baseball All-Star Game.
The longtime OUA event will add a different element with the OCAA being included for the first time. Men’s baseball was added to OCAA’s portfolio of varsity sports during the 2013-14 season, with the St. Clair Saints winning the first-ever OCAA championship. Seven Saints will take the field at Rogers Centre, and will team up with student-athletes from four other colleges in the OCAA, including Durham, Humber, George Brown and Seneca.
The upstart Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks claimed the OUA championship last fall after finishing in fourth place during the regular season. The OUA all-star team will be led by five Golden Hawks, and will be joined by student-athletes from eight other universities, including Brock, Guelph, McMaster, Queen’s, Ryerson, Toronto, Waterloo and Western.
It will not be the first time OUA faced OCAA on the baseball diamond. St. Clair won the inaugural OUA-OCAA championship defeating both Brock and Laurier two times in the double-elimination tournament. OUA student-athletes will no doubt be looking for a measure of redemption this Sunday.
The OUA-OCAA Baseball All-Star Game will take place following the Toronto Blue Jays game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim which begins at 1:07 p.m.
Team OUA
# Player School Position Height Hometown
4 Jeremy McDonald Queen’s LHP 6-foot-2 Georgetown
5 Nolan Anderson Western INF 5-foot-11 London
6 Travis Flint McMaster OF 5-foot-9 Hamilton
6 Jordan Grant Brock INF 6-foot-1 Mississauga
6 Adam Shaver Laurier 1B 6-foot-1 Mississauga
6 Simon Weisz Western INF 5-foot-10 Toronto
7 Kravice Batts Toronto INF 6-foot-1 Toronto
10 Jonathan Brouse Laurier OF 5-foot-8 Port Perry
10 Peter Riccardi Guelph OF 5-foot-10 Pickering
13 Phil Steer Brock INF 5-foot-10 Toronto
14 Jordan Petruska Laurier RHP 6-foot-4 Mississauga
14 Tanner Young-Schultz Toronto C 6-foot-0 Stratford
15 Cam Graham Western C 5-foot-10 Sarnia
20 Sean Molony Guelph INF 6-foot-0 Pickering
21 Daniel Murphy Laurier OF 6-foot-1 Toronto
22 Paul McKenna Brock RHP 6-foot-0 Oakville
24 Justin Interisano Guelph C 6-foot-2 Guelph
27 Brett van Pelt Laurier LHP 6-foot-0 Whitby
28 Matt Forer Guelph INF 6-foot-1 Brampton
32 Phil Owen Brock RHP 6-foot-0 Richmond Hill
32 Bryan Vardzel Ryerson RHP 6-foot-1 Toronto
33 Brendan Sorichetti Guelph RHP 5-foot-11 Whitby
34 Owen Boon Western RHP 5-foot-11 London
35 Ricky Ferri Brock OF 6-foot-0 St. Catharines
44 Michael Clouthier Waterloo OF 6-foot-1 Guelph
44 Wes Romak Guelph 1B 6-foot-1 London
Coaching Staff
Matt Griffin Guelph Head Coach
Scott Ballantyne Laurier Assistant Coach
Mike Lumley Western Assistant Coach
Ben Rich Ryerson Assistant Coach
Marc Walton Guelph Bullpen Coach
Support Staff
Kaitlyn Kelly Laurier Student Trainer
# Player School Position Height Hometown
1 Daniel Campos Humber CF 5-foot-10 Mississauga
3 Crannel Jerald St. Clair OF/IF 5-foot-5 LaSalle
4 Spencer Green Durham CF 6-foot-0 Mallorytown
5 James Byrnes Humber LHP 5-foot-9 Toronto
7 Mckenzie Smikle George Brown IF 5-foot-10 Toronto
8 George Halim Humber SS 5-foot-10 Pickering
9 Aaron McQuillen Durham RF 5-foot-9 Ajax
10 AJ Clark Durham RHP 6-foot-0 Fonthill
11 Jeff Watkin St. Clair C 6-foot-1 Windsor
12 Ryan Kerstens St. Clair 2B 6-foot-0 Kingston
13 Marc Anthony Clauser   George Brown LHP 5-foot-10 Toronto
14 Josh Sikich St. Clair LHP 6-foot-1 Windsor
15 Jack Lang Durham C 6-foot-1 Pickering
16 Jamie Lennox George Brown OF 6-foot-4 Whitby
17 Andrew Hyde Humber RHP 6-foot-0 Toronto
18 Wade Blythe Seneca C/IF 5-foot-10 Holland Landing
21 Len Wood Humber OF/LHP 6-foot-2 Zephyr
26 Dale Valade Durham LHP 6-foot-1 North Bay
27 Kyle Breitner St. Clair RHP 6-foot-4 Mississauga
28 Dane Gordon  George Brown RHP/IF 6-foot-6 Barrie
29 Jeff Stapleton Seneca 1B 6-foot-1 North York
30 Ilija Bosinovski Durham 3B/1B 6-foot-0 Ajax
31 Chris Horwood St. Clair LF 6-foot-4 Tecumseh
32 Rory Fell St. Clair RHP 6-foot-2 Sarnia
33 Michael Farnum  Seneca P 6-foot-6 Richmond Hill
Coaching Staff
34 Denny Berni  Humber Head Coach
22 Sam Dempster Durham Assistant Coach
25 Dave Cooper St. Clair Assistant Coach
35 Matt Ferreira Humber Assistant Coach
Support Staff  
Taylor Plaja Humber Athletic Therapist
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