<August 12, 2018>
2018 Canada Cup Champions Team Ontario
Only four provinces British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec have been lucky enough to lift the Baseball Canada Cup, since the event began in 1989. Canada’s east coast, Moncton/Dieppe New Brunswick, had the privilege of hosting this years national tournament.
Ontario and BC met in the championship contest, at Kiwanis Park, for the sixth time since 1989. It was Ontario who came away with a 9-5 victory,
their ninth gold, first at the Canada Cup up since 2012, which was a repeat from 2011, also in New Brunswick.Noah Hull belted a first inning homer before Ontario added five runs in the second to take a commanding lead. Hull finished the game with four RBI and finals MVP. The tournaments “Top Hitter”, Austin Gomm added a double and two RBI. Ontario catcher Ryan Leitch was given the Top Catcher Award during the closing ceremonies. Ontario starter Connor O’Halloran struck out seven over four and two-thirds innings of work to get the win. BC chased O’Halloran from the game in the fifth scoring their first run and added a pair of runs in each of the fifth and seventh frames.
So proud of these young men, handled themselves like true professionals. They were motivated, determined and played with class. Well deserved gentlemen, you earned it.
Thank all the parents for their hard work and commitment to this year’s Ontario Youth Team. I applaud you all on how you raised these young men. Thank you for your dedication. Thank you to my coaching staff: Patrick Westhaver, Rich Leitch, Geoff Allen, the chefs de mission Frank Fascia and Don McKnight. Thank you to Baseball Ontario’s Dirk Drieberg and Mary-Ann Smith for their assistance in the planning process. Special thank you to Scott Robinson for shaping this program into what it is and for all your support and guidance.
For more information on the Canada Cup please visit: http://old.baseball.ca/cup/
#RoadToGold #DoItForDonny #UnfinishedBusinessIsComplete #NowItsTimeToRepeat
<July 6, 2018>
2018 Ontario Youth Team Roster
In 2018, the tournament will be held August 8-12, in Moncton and Dieppe, New Brunswick. Moncton, is New Brunswick's most populous city and Dieppe, is part of the census metropolitan area of Moncton.
Canada Cup games will be held at Kiwanis Park, a 5,000 seats baseball field located in Moncton. The field is the current home of the Moncton Fisher Cats (formerly the Moncton
Mets) and also, the Junior and Minor league Metro Mudcats. It is the largest baseball field in Canada east of Quebec City. The tournament is formatted with two pools. Pool A features Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Pool B with Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. This year, Team Ontario opens up the tournament versus Team Quebec.
<June 1, 2018>
2018 Ontario Cup Tournament:
The Ontario Cup is the start of the selection process that determines the players that comprise the Ontario Youth Team which will represent Ontario at the 2018 Canada Cup in Moncton, NB.
2nd Camp Date and Location:
July 2 & 3, 2018 at Vaughan Grove Sports Complex.
General Manager: Don McKnight, Assistant GM: Frank Fascia, Field Manager: David Quattrociocchi, Assistant Coaches: Geoff Allen, Rich Leitch, Patrick Westhaver
60 Man Roster
2018 Ontario Cup Tournament:
The Ontario Cup is the start of the selection process that determines the players that comprise the Ontario Youth Team which, in 2018, will represents Ontario at the Canada Cup in Moncton, New Brunswick.
General Manager: Frank Fascia
Field Manager: David Quattro
Date and Location:
In 2018, there will be two events. One in the Windsor area April 28 - 29, and one at Vaughan Grove Sports Complex May 6 - 8. Players must choose which location they will attend when registering. All players must be prepared to participate in the entire event they choose.
40 players will advance to a 2nd camp (Date - TBA) at Vaughan Grove Sports Complex .
Only players registered with a recognized Baseball Ontario program, including CPBL and PBLO program, are eligible to participate in the Ontario Cup Tournament. This is a 17U tournament, and birth dates go by the calendar year.