Friday, March 25, 2011

Blue Jays Super Camp coming to Calgary!

The Toronto Blue Jays have announced they will conduct  Super Camps across seven cities this summer, and Calgary is included in the schedule.  This is part of their commitment to amateur baseball across Canada and is geared towards players aged 8 to 14.  Their Alberta stop will be on August 8th to 10th at Foothills Stadium and the Absolute Sports Academy, and will feature Mark Eichhorn, Rance Mulliniks and Duane Ward.  Full details and registration at the the Blue Jays website.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Team Alberta Canada Cup ID Camp

The 2011 Canada Cup Team Alberta ID Camp dates have been announced.  This is for 16 and 17 year old players (born in 1994/95) and those selected from the ID Camps will have the opportunity to compete as Team Alberta at the Canada Cup in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Below are the scheduled dates and locations:

April 17Medicine Hat11:00amAthletic ParkLovell McDonell
April 18Lethbridge5:30pmSpitz StadiumAaron Lavorato
May 6Calgary6:00pmOptimist ParkMiki Kawahara
May 9Calgary5:30pmInland ParkMatt McLane
May 10Okotoks5:30pmSeaman StadiumBrett Thomas
May 16Sherwood Park5:30pmSherwood Heights ParkCurtis Denney
May 17Red Deer5:30pmEdgar ParkTerry Letkeman
May 24Edmonton5:30pmCallingwood ParkDan Rude
May 31St. Albert5:30pmLegion Memorial ParkEd Ewasiuk
June 2Grande Prairie5:30pmEvergreen ParkMona Turner
June 6Ft. McMurray5:30pmRon Morgan ParkReggie Rivard
June 7Elk Point6:30pmBassett FieldLorn Berg

Registration form and more details available here

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Strathmore to field Midget AAA team in NorWest league

Zane Anderson will be leading this team that has been a tournament only team in for the past two years.  The Strathmore Reds will play in the Baseball Alberta Performance category.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Edmonton to host 2012 World Cup of Women's Baseball

The Women's 2012 World Baseball Cup in Edmonton, originally announced over a year ago will go ahead as government funding has come through. Both the federal and provincial government are each chipping in $100,000, to go with the $160,000 already committed by the City of Edmonton.  8 countries will be participating in this event in August of 2012.   More information on the funding here.

Read here for the International Baseball Federation article

Friday, March 11, 2011

Many Albertans projected to be among first Canadians drafted

The Canadian Baseball Network has an updated Canadian draft list.  12 young players from Alberta are on the list, including 5 of the first 17.
Those 5 are:
#8 - Ryan Thompson - a right handed pitcher from Fort McMurray, playing at Franklin Pierce University

#10 - Adam Paulencu - also a RHP, from Spruce Grove and playing at the Vancouver Island Baseball Institute

Sunday, March 6, 2011

2 Albertans pitch in JNT finale

In the Junior National Team's last game in St. Petersburg, the bats were quiet as the Netherlands team shut them out 8-0.   Jake Hansen got into the game relieving the starter in the 2nd inning and getting out of a jam, and Logan Seifrit pitched 2 innings, striking out 4 batters.

Along with Hansen of Fort MacLeod and Seifrit from Spruce Grove, the JNT also featured the following Albertans:
Pitcher Ethan Elias (Entwistle)
Infielder Brendan Hendriks (Cochrane)
Catcher Jordan Procyshen (Calgary)
Outfielder Cory Scammell (Edmonton)
Coach Chris Reitsma (Calgary)
Coach Mike Johnson (Sherwood Park)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Junior National Team plays Blue Jays

The Canada Junior National Team had an opportunity to face MLB hopefuls in a Spring Training exhibition game against the Blue Jays.  Albertans Cory Scammell and Brendan Hendricks got into the game, Hendricks enjoying some success getting the first hit of the game.  The Juniors only managed 2 hits as they were shutout 9-0.