Saturday, February 22, 2014

Albertans playing ball in College

 (AP Photo/Eric Francis)
With everyone having the Olympics on their mind, once again it's time to remind everyone that there are still a lot more Canadians playing college ball than there are playing hockey.  Of the almost 700 Canucks playing baseball in the NCAA and NAIA, more than 60 are from right here in Alberta.

Included in this are several players who are on the 2014 draft list:
   Chayse Marion, Red Deer, McNeese State University
   Jake Hansen, Fort MacLeod at LSU-Shreveport
   Brendan Hendricks, Cochrane at USF
   Chad Hodges, Med Hat, South Dakota State
   Jordan Procyshen, Calgary, Northern Kentucky University
   Jeremie Fagnan, Calgary at TCU

Below is the full list:
NCAA - Div 1
RHP-OF Russell Rockwell, Fort Saskatchewan, Northern Kentucky University (KY)
OF Dawson Ruschkowski, Oyen, North Dakota State University (ND)
RHP Chad Hodges, Medicine Hat, South Dakota State University (SD)
INF Mitch McGeein, Calgary, Eastern Michigan University (MI)
OF Jeremie Fagnan, Calgary, TCU (TX)
INF Brendan Hendriks, Cochrane, University of San Francisco (CA)
C Jordan Procyshen, Calgary, Northern Kentucky University (KY)
INF Eric Ranson, Calgary, University of Buffalo (NY)
RHP Cashtyn DeLeeuw, Grimshaw, Murray State University (KY)
LHP Keegan Hucul, St. Albert, University of Texas-Arlington (TX)
INF Chayse Marion, Red Deer, McNeese State University (LA)
OF Shane Zimmer, St. Albert, Canisius College (NY)

C-3B Mike Belliveau, Calgary, Bellarmine University (KY)
2B Braden Goldade, Medicine Hat, Northern State University (SD)
RHP Aaron McCarty, Calgary, Salem International University (WV)
2B Nick Granton, Calgary, Truman State University (MO)
OF-RHP Tyson Hudson, Magrath, Dixie State College (UT)
2B Corbyn Shields, Innisfail, Minot State University (ND)
C Travis Steinke, Red Deer, University of Arkansas at Monticello (AK)
C Ramon Valdez, Chestermere, Barry University (FL)
INF Kevin Czarnecki, Edmonton, Fort Hays State University (KS)
LHP Matthew Davis, Red Deer, Minot State University (ND)
OF Bretton Gouthro, Calgary, Mount Olive College (NC)
LHP Jake Hansen, Fort Macleod, LSU-Shreveport (LA)
INF Cooper Langley, Edmonton, Fort Hays State University (KS)
LHP Andrew Malone, Calgary, Colorado Mesa University (CO)
LHP Alex Regan, Calgary, Mount Olive College (NC)
OF Travis Sormaz, Calgary, Northern State College (SD)
RHP Levi Westerlund, Oyen, Lubbock Christian University (TX)
INF Tyler Hayes, Calgary, New Mexico Highlands University (NM)
RHP Jamin Heller, Lethbridge, Minot State University (ND)
INF Justin Lee, Strathmore, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TX)
INF Joel Lutz, Medicine Hat, Lubbock Christian University (TX)
LHP Taylor Simmonds, Saint Albert, Wayne State College (NE)

INF Blake Patterson, Calgary, Spalding University (KY)
RHP Cole Slamko, Okotoks, Spalding University (KY)

LHP Dave Erickson, Sherwood Park, Waldorf College (IA)
OF Brendan Rose, Calgary, University of British Columbia (BC)
NAIA - Sophomores
RHP Colin Feenstra, Calgary, University of Cumberlands (KY)
RHP Ryley Ross, Edmonton, Bethany College (KS)
INF Kym Barthel, Lethbridge, LSU-Shreveport University (LA)
RHP Brendan Ethier, Calgary, Jamestown College (ND)
LHP Jake Hansen, Fort Macleod, LSU-Shreveport University (LA)
LHP Jeremy McPhee, Calgary, Jamestown College (ND)
1B Bryn Redhead, Leduc, Graceland University (IA)
INF Brenden Watamaniuk, Westlock, Benedictine College (KS)
RHP Donovan Feenstra, Calgary, University of Cumberlands (KY)
OF Tom Muhlethaler, Edmonton, Jarvis Christian College (TX)

Junior Colleges and Community Colleges
INF Tyler Czech, Raymond, Porterville College (CA)
RHP Noah Gapp, St. Albert, Merced College (CA)
RHP Tyler Grayston, Edmonton, Hill College (TX)
INF Michael Heaton, Calgary, Spokane Community College (WA)
RHP Bo Lewington, Calgary, Southeastern Illinois College (IL)
RHP CJ Lewington, Calgary, Southeastern Illinois College (IL)
RHP/IF Reign Letkeman, Red Deer, Big Bend Community College (WA)
RHP Owen Renwick, Edmonton, Hutchinson Community College (KS)
OF Triffon Tatarin, Vegreville, Garden City Community College (KS)
C Ryan Thrasher, Sherwood Park, Marshalltown Community College (IA)
OF Doug Clapperton, Calgary, Chandler-Gilbert Community College (AZ)
RHP Brad Paradis, Medicine Hat, Miles City Community College (MT)
LHP Wyle Cunningham, Red Deer, Salt Lake Community College (UT)
RHP Connor Girard, Morinville, Allan Hancock College (CA)
LHP Tyrell King, Calgary, Paradise Valley College (AZ)
C Konner Lutz, Medicine Hat, John A. Logan College (IL)
LHP Kurtis Taylor, Calgary, Skagit Valley Community College (WA)
INF Andy Scott, Medicine Hat, Miles City Community College (MT)

If you are aware of any other Albertans playing US College ball, please drop me a line and I'll update this list.

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