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PFPs LXI -- Mizuno Thumbnails from coast to coast ... Matt Benn (Tuelon, Man.), Tyson Blue (Winsloe, PEI), Alec Clavet (St-Nicholas, Que.), Dan Connors (Mount Pearl, Nfld.), Bryan Corona-Moreno (Montreal, Que.), Jeff Heidma (Coquitlam, BC), Payton Hillsdon (Moose Jaw, Sask.), Max Hollingsworth (Coquitlam, BC), Clayton Isherwood (Van Anda, BC), Anthony McKinley (Dartmouth, N.S.), Bryan Saucedo (Toronto, Ont.), Logan Seifrit (Spruce Grove, Alta.), Brett Siddall (Windsor, Ont.), Owen Spiwak (Mississauga, Ont.), Devan Thomas (Saint John, N.B.).

By Bob Elliott

One week you’re taking grade 10 math.

The next weekend you are learning trigonometry and calculus, the kind they teach at M.I.T., Stanford or a Queen’s University BA program.

In a way it’s like getting invited to the senior prom by the head cheerleader ... while still in grade 10 or 11.

The 55 best and seven 15-year-old and 16-year-olds from across the country representing every province were invited to the Mizuno Junior Elite Camp at Rogers Centre camp, hosted by Baseball Canada and Jays scouting director Andrew Tinnish.

Instead of learning from their own hard-working instructors Blue Jays coaches pitching coach Bruce Walton and third base coach Brian Butterfield, along with former Blue Jays reliever Paul Quantrill, Junior National Team Head Coach and Director of National Teams for Baseball Canada, Greg Hamilton (Ottawa, Ont.) and a host of other top coaches from around the country, led by former Montreal Expos and Detroit Tigers catcher Joe Siddall (Windsor, Ont.).

The two most famous Mizuno grads are Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) of the Los Angeles Dodgers and  Adam Loewen (Surrey, B.C.) who went in the first round to the Baltimore Orioles and is now a minor leaguer in the Jays system.

Former Seattle Mariners farmhand Adam Vella (Mississauga, Ont.), also a National Team alumnae and a territory manager with Mizuno Canada discussed finding proper equipment and sizing while Jeff Krushell (Calgary, Alta.), of Krush Sports Performance, spoke on proper nutrition and strength and conditioning.

The other instructors on hand were: Gautam Srivastava (Victoria, BC), Andy Remple (Abbotsford, BC), Greg Wolfe (St. Albert, Alta.), Frank Ingram (Okotoks, Alta.), Matt Kosteniuk (Saskatoon, Sask.), Marc Babaluk (St. Andrews, Man.), Dave Dufour (Québec City, Que.), Jean-Nicholas Blanchette (Québec City, Que.), Robert Jeffrey (Saint John, N.B.), Eric Newbould (Halifax, N.S.), Kevin Daurie (Halifax (N.S.), Desi Doyle (Mt. Stewart, PEI) and Steve Phillips (St. John’s, Nfld.)

Some pictures courtesy of Baseball Canada.

A look back at the 2008 Mizuno camp which included the likes of C Kellin Delgan (Langley, BC) who went to the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 2010 draft and received a $1 million US signing bonus; RHP Jonathan Paquet (Ancienne Lorette, Que.), who went in the 22nd round to the Philadelphia Phillies; RHP Steve McKinnon (Duncan, BC), 32nd round to the Rangers; RHP Mike Ellis (Surrey, BC) 35th round to the San Diego Padres and RHP Tom Robson (Ladner, BC) expected to be the top Canuck drafted in 2011.

The Mizuno camp is a feeder system into the Junior National Team with Mizuno player who shone in September invited to the Canadian Junior National Team fall camp at ESPN in Lake Buena, Fla. in October, including the likes of RHP Michael Clouthier (Guelph, Ont.), RHP Dayton Dawe (London, Ont.), LHP Steven Dressler (Burlington, Ont.), SS Kyle Hann (Oakville, Ont.), OF Max Hollingsworth (Coquitlam, BC), LHP Clayton Isherwood (Van Anda, BC), RHP Anthony McKinley (Dartmouth, N.S.), OF Gareth Morgan, Toronto, Ont.), 3B Jean-Philippe Rousseau (Blainville, Que.), 3B Bryan Saucedo (Toronto, Ont.), RHP Logan Seifrit (Spurce Grove, Alta.) C Chris Shaw (Winnipeg, Man.), OF Damion Smith (Windsor, Ont.) and 1B Devan Thomas (Saint John, N.B.).

The CBN spoke to a number of players -- at least one from each province -- during the camp to get their impressions of taking advanced classes ...

Name: Matt Benn Position: C. Age: 15. Ht: 6’0” Wt: 185 lbs. Bats: R Throws: R. Hometown: Tuelon, Man. 2010 Teams: Team Manitoba, Inter Lake Blue Jays midgets, Inter Lake juniors, Tuelon seniors, Winnipeg Wolf, Team Manitoba Prospects, Stonewall High School. 2011 Teams: Inter Lake Blue Jays midgets, Inter Lake juniors, Tuelon seniors, Winnipeg, Team Manitoba Prospects, Stonewall High School. Baseball Influence: Gord Ledochowski and Andrew Halpenny who have coached be at the Rookies facility. I’ve been going there since I was seven and this year I’ll be in their college development program. Gord taught me everything about hitting, while Andrew helped me learn about the catching aspects.” Favorite Player:Joe Mauer, because he can play every day and he’s real agile.” Greatest Baseball Achievement: “Making Team Manitoba for the Canada Cup as an under ager.” No. 1 Thing Learned at Mizuno Camp: Andrew Tinnish, the Jays scouting director, explained how you had to keep your composure or else no one will like you. Jamie Lehmen, the Jays Canadian scout, had a similar message.” Highlight of the Mizuno Camp: “I was 0-for-4 before I hit a double.”

Name: Tyson Blue. Position: RHP. Age: 15. Ht: 6’0” Wt: 175 lbs. Bats: L Throws: R. Hometown: Winsloe, PEI. 2010 Team: Charlottetown Royals bantams. 2011 Team: Charlottetown Royals bantams. Baseball Influence: “My father Chris, he was constantly practicing with me in the yard.” Favorite Players: Tim Lincecum and Mariano Rivera. I watched them on TV and they are just awesome.” Greatest Baseball Achievement: “Making the Canada Cup team as an under ager, I was only one of two players to make it. It was quite an experience. I pitched twice, against Manitoba (three innings, five runs, three walks, two strikeouts) and Newfoundland (three innings, one run, four walks, two strikeouts).” No. 1 Thing Learned at Mizuno Camp: “I learned a lot about covering first base from the Jays pitching coach Bruce Walton.” Highlight of the Mizuno Camp: “Pitching at the Rogers Centre. I was nervous to start, then I settled down. There’s lots of pressure.”

Name: Alec Clavet. Position: RHP-INF. Age: 16. Ht: 6’0” Wt: 190 Bats: R Throws: R. Hometown: St-Nicholas, Que. 2010 Team: Monquares de Levis Midget AAA. 2011 Team: Monquares de Levis Midget AAA. Baseball Influence: “Jean-Philippe Roy has been my instructor for a long time. He scouts for the Milwaukee Brewers. He’s taught me since I was eight years old, every Wednesday night. Christian Chenard with Sport Studies Roy Cardinal Pointe-Levy, has taught me more precise things, like the separation of my hands. And Jimmy Durette from the Monquares taught me my change up, which is my best pitch.” Favorite Player: “Roy Halladay, because he’s simply the best. I learned a lot from him. His poker face. He’s cold blood.” Greatest Baseball Achievement: “Making Les Ailes du Quebec and going to the Canada Cup. i pitched four scoreless in a loss to Alberta and I got the loss in a one-run game against Ontario (5 2/3 innings, two runs, four hits, four walks, six strikeouts).” No. 1 Thing Learned at Mizuno Camp: “Bruce Walton, the Jays pitching coach worked with me on my PFPs and gave me some deeper instruction. Paul Quantrill taught me how to separate my hands.” Highlight of the Mizuno Camp: “Pitching off the Rogers Centre mound. I was really nervous, but did OK ... I struck out the side, two on changeups.”

Name: Dan Connors. Position: RHP-SS. Age: 15. Ht: 5’10” Wt: 170 lbs. Bats: L. Throws: R. Hometown: Mount Pearl, Nfld. 2010 Team: Mount Pearl Blazers midgets. 2011 Team: Undecided. Baseball Influence: “My dad Joe, he got me into the sport, pushed me hard and taught me how to pitch. He used to be a softball player, but he knows baseball.” Favorite Player: “Robinson Cano because I used to play second. He’s an impressive players and I’m not a New York Yankees fan.” Greatest Baseball Achievement: “Making the Canada Cup team. I pitched in three games: 2 1/3 scoreless innings with two strikeouts, against Manitoba; three innings and allowed two runs against Alberta and 3 2/3 against Saskatchewan.” No. 1 Thing Learned at Mizuno Camp: “How to use my whole body when I pitched. I never used my legs at home and I still dominated.” Highlight of the Mizuno Camp: “Getting to pitch in the game and working a scoreless inning: a lead-off-single, a ground ball to short, a fly ball and a strikeout.”

Name: Bryan Corona-Moreno. Position: LHP Age: 16 Ht: 5’ 9” Wt: 165 Bats: L Throws: L Hometown: Montreal, Que. 2010 Team: Monquares de Levis Midget AAA. 2011 Team: Monquares de Levis Midget AAA. Baseball Influence: “My father, Franklin, he taught me all that I know about pitching. At Ecole Édouard-Montpetit Stephane Lepage taught me how to improve on my pitching mechanics. And coach Ronal-Virak Um helped me a lot with the mental aspect of pitching -- how I should not be scared when I am pitching.” Favorite Player: “Johan Santana of the New York Mets. He’s a good lefty and has an excellent change.” Greatest Baseball Achievement: “At the 2009 Canadian bantam championship in Vaughan in the gold medal game I took a no-hit bit into the sixth inning. I had a good curve ball, but my catcher did not have a good night. We lost 4-2 to Ontario and all they had was a bunt single. I pitched two innings in our win over B.C. also.” No. 1 Thing Learned at Mizuno Camp: “Bruce Walton taught me how to throw a slider, I was getting it over the plate pretty good.” Highlight of the Mizuno Camp: “The feeeling of pitching at the Rogers Centre. It was fantastic.”

Name: Jeff Heidma. Position: LHP. Age: 16. Ht: 6’0” Wt: 175 lbs. Bats: R Throws: L. Hometown: Coquitlam, BC. 2010 Team: Coquitlam Reds, BC Selects. 2011 Team: Coquitlam Reds. Baseball Influence: “My father John. We lived in Japan until I was about seven years old. We moved to Vancouver and about six months later he put me in baseball. And man I was terrible when I started.” Favorite Player: “Ichiro Suzuki because I grew up watching him. I remember one game in the WBC he came through with a clutch hit to beat Korea I think.” Greatest Baseball Achievement: “Going to the Canada Cup, although I didn’t pitch much, I pitched 4 2/3 innings when we beat New Brunswick (two runs, four walks, six strikeouts).” No. 1 Thing Learned at Mizuno Camp: “Bruce Walton, the Jays pitching coach taught me specific things you need to do, concentrating on accuracy, keeping my shoulder towards the catcher’s glove and keeping my weight back.” Highlight of the Mizuno Camp: “Pitching on the mound. I needed only seven pitches, six strikes two strikeouts and a fly ball (hitters started with 1-1 count).”

Name: Payton Hillsdon. Position: RHP. Age: 16. Ht: 6’6” Wt: 155 lbs. Bats: R. Throws: R. Hometown: Moose Jaw, Sask. 2010 Team: Moose Jaw Cardinals. 2011 Team: Moose Jaw Cardinals. Baseball Influence: “My dad Mike was so supportive throughout. He never played but he always caught me in the back yard.” Favorite Player: “Roy Halladay because he’s a great pitcher, he’s someone to look up to due to his work ethic.” Greatest Baseball Achievement: “I had a couple of no hitters, one against Pilot Butte, 15 strikeouts, two walks, 94 pitches and Regina, think I had 13 strikeouts, four walks and 97 pitches.” No. 1 Thing Learned at Mizuno Camp: “I learned that I should always be eating healthy, always keep running and staying in shape from Jeff Krushell.” Highlight of the Mizuno Camp: “The inning I pitched I gave up a lead-off single, a fly ball and struck out the next two hitters.”

Name: Max Hollingsworth. Position: OF Age: 15 Ht: 6’0” Wt: 185 Bats: R Throws: R. Hometown: Coquitlam, BC. 2010 Teams: Coquitlam Reds, Team BC.. 2011 Team: Coquitlam Reds. Baseball Influence: “My coach Bill Green helped me with my hitting approach and learning how to be a better outfielder.” Favorite Player: “Justin Morneau because he’s a good Canadian guy.” Greatest Baseball Achievement: “Going to the 2009 bantam nationals in Vaughan. I played for Tri-City Indians and the Burnaby Braves picked me up. We saw the tornado that touched down and ruined the opening ceremonies. I had a double and scored three runs. And I pitched three scoreless.” No. 1 Thing Learned at Mizuno Camp: “Jeff Krushell taught us at the seminar how important movement was when it comes to speed amongst outfielder. He explained how ‘everyone can run, everyone can throw, but it’s all how well you move when the ball is hit.” Highlight of the Mizuno Camp: “Being on the same field with the Team Canada coaches.”

Name: Clayton Isherwood Position: LHP Age: 16 Ht: 6’0” Wt: 170 Bats: L Throws: L. Hometown: Van Anda, B.C. 2010 Teams: Parksville Royals, B.C. Selects 2011 Team: Parksville Royals. Baseball Influence: “My dad, Terry Woods, Ever since I was little he taught me stuff about my mechanics, going back to when I was three-years old. He coached me from ages 9-to-13.” Favorite Player: “David Price. He’s impressive lefty, like the way I want to be. I like the way he throws.” Greatest Baseball Achievement: “Pitching a complete-game shutout in the Canada Cup semi-final game against Quebec at Kindersley, Sask. this year. I pitched a three hitter, walked one, had nine strikeouts and threw 92 m.p.h. No. 1 Thing Learned at Mizuno Camp: “Bruce Walton helped me with mental approach. He showed us ways to warm up properly and when to through certain pitches.” Highlight of the Mizuno Camp: “Getting to pitch off the Jays mound. I had two strikeouts, walked a guy and struck out the third guy.”

Name:  Anthony McKinley Position: RHP-OF Age: 16 Ht: 6’3” Wt: 200. Bats: R Throws: R Hometown: Dartmouth, N.S. 2010 Teams: Dartmouth Mariners, Nova Scotia Selects, 2011 Team: Vauxhall Jets Baseball Influence: “My brother Aaron, 23, he took me to the field when I was younger to practice. He taught me to be focussed and to show that you are dedicated.” Favorite Player: “CC Sabathia. He’s shown how good he is. I hope he wins the Cy Young award.” Greatest Baseball Achievement: “Making the Canada Cup team.” No. 1 Thing Learned at Mizuno Camp: “To be focussed and not to be afraid to try out new things.” Highlight of the Mizuno Camp: “Being able to pitch on the same mound that the Jays pitchers use. I went strikeout, base hit, strikeout and a ground ball. I felt good out there.”

Name: Bryan Saucedo. Position: OF. Age: 16. Ht: 6’2” Wt: 185 Bats: R Throws: R. Hometown: Toronto, Ont. 2010 Team: Ontario International Baseball Academy. 2011 Team: Ontario International Baseball Academy. Baseball Influence: “My father, Dariel, who played in Cuba. He taught me to play with hustle and heart, taught me everything I know. We spent a lot of time in the cage we built downstairs in the basement. We’d do three reps of 10 on soft toss and three reps of 10 off the tee. Then, he’s throw me batting practice until his arm was sore. I was fortunate he was a pitcher, so he knows a lot about hitting.” Favorite Player: “Kirby Puckett, he had a lot of fun while playing; Tony Gywnn, he was always hitting line drives and Pete Rose because Petey was Petey. They all played the game right. They weren’t the biggest guys but the way they played they showed they belonged.” Greatest Baseball Achievement: “I hit a walk-off game-winner and I remember the feeling of hitting a walk off. And with the Mississauga North Bengals in my first game I hit two doubles, it felt pretty good as the new kid.” No. 1 Thing Learned at Mizuno Camp: “You have to accept failure. It is part of the game, Both Greg Hamilton and Jamie Lehman talked about the same thing.” Highlight of the Mizuno Camp: “Hitting an RBI double on a low and inside pitch the first pitch of the at-bat.”

Name: Logan Seifrit Position: RHP Age: 16. Ht: 5’ 11” Wt: 165 lbs. Bats: S Throws: R Hometown: Spruce Grove, Alta. 2010 Team: Spruce Grove White Sox 2011 Teams: Spruce Grove White Sox/Vauxhall Jets Baseball Influence: “Mark Randall of St. Francis Xavier Academy, who has really helped with pitch pitches. “Sheen Bromley (SFX) worked with me a lot when I was younger.” “And of course my mother and father (Cathy and Mitch). They were always taking me to baseball. My dad would catch my bullpens, although he doesn’t any more.” “My brother Burke (drafted by the Blue Jays in the 50th round in 2009, who didn’t sign with the Southern Nevada Coyotes and had Bryce Harper as a teammate). He’s helped me with all the steps. He went away to pitch at White Rock, B.C. in grade 12.” Favorite Player: Jason Bay (Trail, BC) and David Price. Bay because he’s from the same area I’m from and he struggled through four years of college and was drafted late. I’ve watched Price pitch on You Tube and he’s pretty amazing.” Greatest Baseball Achievement: “Making the tryouts for the Canadian Junior National Team. I was scared because I wanted it for such a long time. We were standing in right field when they called my name on the diamond in Kindersley, Sask. I shook the hand of my coach Greg Wolfe and he said “good job.” I was a little shaky running into the mound area.” No. 1 Thing Learned at Mizuno Camp: “It’s not all about throwing hard. Bruce Walton told me you should worry about these three things in this order: 1. accuracy, 2. veloctiy and 3. movement. Greg Hamilton taught me not to worry about tomorrow.” Highlight of the Mizuno Camp: “Pitching on the Jays mound at Rogers Centre. I had a strikeout, a walk, a fly ball to centre and another strikeout.”

Name: Brett Siddall Position: LHP. Age: 15. Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 170 lbs. Bats: L Throws: L. Hometown: Windsor, Ont. 2010 Teams: Windsor Selects, Ontario Youth Team 2011 Team: Windsor Selects. Baseball Influence: “Probably my father (Joe, who played four seasons in the majors with the Montreal Expos, the Detroit Tigers and the Florida Marlins) he’s been around the game a lot. Obviously as a pitcher some bad things can happen, but his message has always been to ‘stay up, leave your flaws behind.’” Favorite Player: "Aroldis Chapman. He’s a young guy, I want to throw hard just like him.” Greatest Baseball Achievement: “Making the Youth Team my first year. I went to the tryouts just for the experience. I pitched a scoreless inning against Quebec and another against New Brunswick.” No. 1 Thing Learned at Mizuno Camp: “That baseball is not the only thing out there. Greg Hamilton told us that you have to be a good person both on and off the field.” Highlight of the Mizuno Camp: “Being with all the elite players from across the country. At home some of the players are mediocre, you don’t have that much competition. In  my inning I allowed a single, then struck out the side.”

Name: Owen Spiwak Position: C-1B Age: 15 Ht: 6’0” Wt: 190 Bats: L Throws: R. Hometown: Mississauga, Ont. 2010 Team: Team Ontario, Mississauga Majors, Ontario Youth Team 2011 Team: Ontario Blue Jays. Baseball Influence: “My mom, Sue, when I was a kid my dad wanted to put me in hockey, my mom said no and signed me up for baseball.” Favorite Player: “Joe Mauer, because he’s a catcher like me. He does a good job. He does what I’d like to do as a catcher.” Greatest Baseball Achievement: “Pitching for the host Vaughan Vikings against Ontario in the bantam nationals semi-final this August. Before the game started my coach Marc Picard asked me to envision what I’d like to do. I saw myself striking out guys. I’d never been asked that before. I pitched four innings, struck out nine, didn’t walk a man and left with an 8-0 lead and we won. I also pitched two innings in our win over Quebec. (Spiwak worked six innings and did not allow an earned run, didn’t walk a man and fanned 13).” No. 1 Thing Learned at Mizuno Camp: “Greg Hamilton told us how important it was for you show respect to everyone at the field whether it is a grounds keeper, a coach or a umpire, because if you are rude to someone he relay the message back to a recruiter or a scout. He said we should make the effort to be the most polite players on the field.” Highlight of the Mizuno Camp: “Getting to play on the same field where the Jays play. I struck out, flew out and singled.”

Name: Devan Thomas Position: RHP-1B Age: 16 Ht: 6’3” Wt: 185 Bats: L Throws: R Hometown: Saint John, N.B. 2010 Team: Saint John Pirates. 2011 Team: Saint John Pirates. Baseball Influence: “My father David. He played senior for New Brunswick and went to 10 nationals. I went once at peewee, twice at Bantam and twice to the Canada Cup.” Favorite Player: “Justin Morneau because he’s from Canada, he plays first and he’s such a good hitter.” Greatest Baseball Achievement: “We were fourth at the Canadian bantams in Vaughan in 2009.” No. 1 Thing Learned at Mizuno Camp: “I learned a lot about the minors and what minor-league life is like from (Jays Canadian scout) Jamie Lehman and how tough it is. It sounded appealing to me.” Highlight of the Mizuno Camp: “Playing on the Rogers Centre turf. When I see a Jays game on TV when I get back home I’m going to say ‘I played there.”

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IN YER FACE: The Canadian Baseball Network facebook group is up and running ... and running fast: Mike Nitsos (Whitby, Ont.) of the Iowa Western Reivers, is the 400th to join. Grant Kveder (Lethbridge, Alta.) of the Gonzaga Stags is No. 500. Dan Chappel (Edmonton, Alta.) formerly of the Longview Lakers, the Mayville State Comets, the Southwest Mustangs, the Schaumburg Flyers and the Edmonton Cracker Cats is No. 600. Drew Parker (Surrey, BC), who has signed a letter of intent to pitch for the Brewton-Parker Barons this fall and former ace of the JUCO World Series champion Chipola Indians, is No. 700. Andrew Brock (Burnaby, BC) of the Idaho Coyotes is No. 800. Derek Papp (Windsor, Ont.), who used to pitch for Judson, is No. 900. Jonathan Lussier (Montreal, Que.), former C-DH with the Les Ailes du Quebec alongside Phillipe Alexandre Valiquette, Alexandre Periard and Mathieu Poirieris No. 1,000. Ben TInklin (Kitchener, Ont.) of the Canadian Thunderbirds, who is headed to Kaskaskia College, is No. 1,100. Catcher Curtis Davis (Surrey, BC), who played with the Fraser Valley Chiefs in 2008 and this year will play for the White Rock Tritons and Team BC is the 1,200th to join the group. Kevin Bowes (Chatham, N.B.) who plays outfield for the Chatham Ironmen and coached the New Brusnwick Selects at the Canada Cup is No. 1,300. Stephen Holland (Summerside, PEI), who in 2008 played for the Summerside Chevies and was picked up by Kings County for bantam nationals is No. 1,400. He pitched, played first base, and outfield. Ian Robillard (Montreal, Que.), who coached the Montreal Orioles in junior (LBEQ) play and this year will coach Les Ailes du Quebec (U-17) is No. 1,500. OF Mark Sleeman (Vancouver, BC), formerly with John Harr's North Shore Twins and who played for the Vancouver Cave Ducks in 2008, is our No. 1,600. RHP Shawn Hetherington (Tsawwassen, BC), the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds closer, is No. 1,700. RHP Craig Hucul (Saskatoon, Sask.) of Williston State College, is No. 1,800. TJ Code (Vancouver, BC), a coach with the Langley Blaze is No. 1,900. Code played with the likes of Kyle Paul, Jordan Lennerton, Jon Hesketh, Matt Lesek, Justin Dyck, Jeff Thompson, Tyson Gillies, Shane Wilson and Jon Syrnk with the Blaze from 2003-05. He began coaching in the fall of 2007. Our No. 2,000 is Cam Newitt (Barrie, Ont.). Cam's father, Gary Newitt played in Oshawa before joining the Pittsburgh Pirates minor-league system. Cam played for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Intercounty League until he retired and now coaches bantam baseball in Barrie. RHP Ryan Oxford (Sussex, N.B.), who pitched for Vancouver Island University (VIBI) is No. 2,100. Jorhn Kaluzniak (Brandon, Man.) of the Manitoba Youth Selects is No. 2,200. RHP-OF Lucas Bannon (Grand Bend, Ont.) of the Ontario Nationals is No. 2,300. Former 1B Adam Daniels (Yorkton, Sask.), who used to play for the Yorkton Cardinals is No. 2,400. LHP Tyson Nesbitt (Willowbrook, Sask.) of the Waldorf Warriors is No. 2,500. Future Blue Jays executive Jordan Milton (Bolton, Ont.) is No. 2,600. And No. 2,700 is Geoff Bawart (Montreal, Que.). PFPs I -- UPPER DECK BLOGS 07/14/09 -- 02/13/10. PFPs II -- How could B.C. forget about Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, BC) Canada's best hitter when it came time to carry the torch and during the opening cermonies of the Olympics ... Carey Ashton (Montreal, Que.) nominated in Campbell’s coach of the year contest PFPs III -- Baseball America ranks James Paxton (Ladner, BC) 21st amongst top 100 collegians -- but will be pitch this weekend? Chris Bisson (Orleans, Ont.) No. 98 ... Bisson earns Third Team All-American honours ... Eight earn all-Conference honours: Ali Simpson (Campbell River, BC) Bethune-Cookman; Chad Marshall (Paris, Ont.), Kyle Benoit (Brampton, Ont.), Ian Choy (Mississauga, Ont.), Shayne Wilson (Surrey, BC), Shane Davis (Belmont, Ont.), Matt Skirving (London, Ont.), Jesse Sawyer (Calgary, Alta.) ... UBC armed and dangerous as season opens with Sheldon McDonald (Spruce, Grove, Alta.), Mark Hardy (Campbell River, BC), Brandon Kaye (Langley, BC), Shawn Hetherington (Tsawwassen, BC) ... Jake Eliopoulos (Newmarket, Ont.) makes first two starts at Chipola ... Matt Rustulka (Windsor, Ont.) reaches Wayne State ... Jeff Cowan (Scarbrough, Ont.) signs with indy team  ... PFPs IV -- Yankees hire Denis Boucher (Lachine, Que.) to scout Canada ... BMOCs: 2B Chris Bisson (Orleans, Ont.), Kentucky, RF Sean Pisarski (Mississauga, Ont.), Nic Lendvoy (Langley, BC), David Otterman (Coquitlam, BC) UBC, Sean Bignall (Brampton, Ont.) Northern Oklahoma-Enid ... Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) establishes Dempster Family Foundation to raise awareness of DiGeorge Syndrome ... It was risky trying to steal on Larry McLean (Fredericton, N.B.) ... Top this 3B Paul Lytwynec (London, Ont.) five championships in '09 ... 3B-RHP Carson Kelly, ex-Markham star, top 2012 prospect at Baseball Factory’s Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament ... Jim Lutton (Oshawa, Ont.) elected to Oshawa HOF ... Mike Lalonde (Montreal, Que.) seeks teams for Académie de Baseball Rive-Sud tourney. PFPs V -- Burke Seifrit (Spruce Grove, Alta.) pitches, watches Bryce Harper go deep ... Jake Eliopoulos (Newmarket, Ont.) has rough outing ... BMOCs: Brandon Kaye (Langley, BC), Eric Brown (Thunder Bay, Ont.), Nic Lendvoy (Langley, BC), Blake Carruthers (Calgary, Alta.), Nic Lindsay (Coquitlam, BC), Alex White (Richmond, BC), Sheldon McDonald (Spruce Grove, Alta.), Andrew Firth (London, Ont.), Keaton Briscoe (North Vancouver, BC), Mike Elias (North Delta, BC) UBC; Greg Wallace (Nanaimo, BC), Nate Smith (Brampton, Ont.) and Trentt Copeland (Guelph, Ont.) Evansville; Chris Bisson (Orleans, Ont.) Kentucky; Matt Skirving (London, Ont.), Eastern Michigan ... Steve Kletke (Altoona, Man.) on Who Dat Nation ... Phil Savage (Hamilton, Ont.) coached Forest City Owls. PFPs VI -- Perry Silverman (Montreal, Que.), Canisius, Metro Atlantic Conference Player of the Week ... BMOCs Kurtis McCallum (Thunder Bay, Ont.) Mesabi Range, Ryan LaPensee (LaSalle, Ont.) runs his way into Wayne State record books; RHP Desmond Sullivan (Scarborough, Ont.) Rio Grande; RHP Anthony Ricciardi (North York, Ont.) Alabama State ... Mike Walker (Guelph, Ont.) oins Jays as intern ... Lansing Community College loses scholarships for back-tracking on scholarships to four Canadians ... Tom Brokow on Canada-US relations. PFPs VII -- James Paxton (Ladner, BC) leaves Kentucy Wildcats, headed to indy ball? ... Brian Simone West Alabama TIgers, POW ... Tessa Virtue, younger sis of Kevin, former O's draft pick ... BMOCs: Jason Barton (Qualicum Beach, BC), Paul Barton (Qualicum Beach, BC); Michael Page, Dany Deschamps, Luis Argumedes, Chris Bisson; Nic Lendvoy, Keaton Briscoe and Sammy Starr . PFPs VIII -- Why James Paxton (Ladner, BC) left Kentucky ... BMOCs: Marcus Knecht (Toronto, Ont.), Connors State; Greg Wallace (Nanaimo, BC) Evansville; Jeffrey Gibbs (Toronto, Ont.) Maine; Ryan Thompson (Fort McMurray, Alta.) UConn; Aaron Johnson (Sussex Corner, N.B.) Illinois; Josh Voth (Altoona, Man.) Wayne State; Chris Bisson (Orleans, Ont.) Kentucky; Kyle Kotchie (Pickering, Ont.) Texas Pan-American; Mark Hardy (Campbell River, BC), Eric Brown (Thunder Bay, Ont.), Andrew Firth (London, Ont.), Brandon Kaye (Langley, BC) UBC ... Cole Armstrong (Surrey, BC) grape of wrath ... Continental Baseball League tryouts ... John Morris (Chestermere, Alta.) former Laurier Golden Hawk wins Olympic gold ... Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) almost misses hockey game ... Scott Ballantyne (Kincardine, Ont.) named to Team Canada coaching staff at the World University Games. PFPs VIV -- Nick Weglarz (Stevensville, Ont.) goes deep for the Cleveland Indians ... BMOCs: Evan Zerff (Regina, Sask.), Brodie Ross (Markham, Ont.), Marcus Knecht (Toronto, Ont.), Mike Reeves (Peterborough, Ont.), Keaton Briscoe (North Vancouver, BC), Mike Elias (North Delta, BC) 3B Carter Bell (Courtenay, BC), Billy Martin (Mississauga, Ont.) ... Jeffrey Gibbs (Toronto, Ont.) POW ... Mike Steed (Burlington, Ont.) has seven Canucks for Thunder Bays Border Cats ... Coaches wanted in UK. PFPs X -- Canucks talking proud watching gold-medal game in the U.S., Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC), Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, BC) ... Tim Smith (Toronto), Brett Muron (Winnipeg), Jon Saporsantos (Simcoe, Ont.), Chris Bisson (Orleans, Ont.), Carter Morrison (New Westminster, BC), Kyle DeGrace (Toronto), Michael Cardinale (Mississauga, Ont.), Pierre Miville-Deschenes (Montreal, Que.), Brad McElroy (London, Ont.), Peter Grouios (Toronto), Lionel Morrill (Edmonton), Jeff Crinklaw (Cambridge, Ont.), Brent Mitchell (Paris, Ont.), Brendan Gillies (Shallow Lake, Ont.), Bill Neale (Collingwood, Ont.), Jason Bay (Trail, BC), Sean Bignall (Brampton, Ont.), Curtis Smith (Calgary, Alta.), Adam Stern (London, Ont.), Trentt Copelenad (Guelph, Ont.),  Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.), Ryan Lennerton (Langley, BC). PFPs XI -- Damon Loewen (Abbotsford, BC), David Walkling (Nanaimo, BC) at home in Tex. ... 2B Chris Bisson (Orleans, Ont.) hit in nose, out a month ... C Kellin Deglan (Langley, BC) moves up Baseball America HS list ... Dusty Baker on Phillipe Valiquette (St-Laurent, Que.) ... BMOCs: CF Greg Wallace (Nanaimo, BC) 2B Trentt Copeland (Guelph, Ont.), Paul LaMantia (Tecumseh, Ont.), Brian Ivan (Toronto, Ont), Tanner Craswell (Charlottetown, PEI), Lucas Waddell (Ladner, BC) ... Kyle Kotchie (Pickering, Ont.) goes Prime Time, Prime Time. PFPs XII -- MLB camps east to west, Even Grills (Whitby, Ont.) and Evan Rutckyj (Windsor, Ont.) to Kellin Deglan (Langley, BC) and Steve McKinnon (Duncan, BC), from Mississauga, to Waterloo, to Montreal, to Vauxhall, to Lethbridge, to Langley. PFPs XIII -- Jesse Sawyer (Calgary, Alta.) stays hot, Agent Josh Kusnick has six Canucks --  Taylor Green (Comox, BC), Chris Dennis (La Salle, Ont.), Alexandre Periard (St-Eustache, Que.), Philippe-Alexandre Valiquette (St. Laurent, Que.), Jeff Hunt (Cambridge, Ont.) and John Suomi (Etobicoke, Ont.) ... BMOCs: Brendan Emmett (Mississauga, Ont.), Carson Vitale (Victoria, BC), Michael Carbone (Montreal, Que.), J.R. Robinson (Burnaby, BC), Dan Welch (Victoria, BC), Craig Coupland (Lanark, Ont.), Carl Moniz (Laval, Que.), Brian Ivan (Toronto, Ont.), RHP Brandon Kaye (Langley, BC), Eric Brown (Thunder Bay, Ont.), Paul LaMantia (Tecumseh, Ont.). PFPs XIX -- Phillippe Aumont (Gatineau, Que.) has new team, new job, new arm slot in the Phillies system ... Jays scout Jamie Lehman (Brampton, Ont.) signs RHP Nick Purdy (Grafton, Ont.) ... BMOCs: Lucas Waddell (Ladner, BC), Paul LaMantia (Tecumseh, Ont.), Trentt Copeland (Guelph, Ont.), Greg Wallace (Nanaimo, BC), Tyler Patzalek (Burlington, Ont.), Chris Bisson (Orleans, Ont.), Sean Bignall (Brampton, Ont.), Eric Brown (Thunder Bay, Ont.), LHP Sheldon McDonald (Spruce Grove, Alta.). ALLAN SIMPSON -- Chase For Draft’s No. 1 Pick Appears to be Two-Man Race, Bryce Harper or Jameson Taillon ... LHP James Paxton (Ladner, BC) ranked No. 37, OF Marcus Knecht (North York, Ont.) No. 62, INF Chris Bisson (Orleans, Ont.) No. 103, C Kellin Deglen (Langley, BC) No. 144, LHP Evan Grills (Whitby, Ont.) No. 149, LHP Jake Eliopoulos (Newmarket, Ont.) No. 207 and RP Jay Johnson (Sussex Corner, NB) No. 233, RHP Evan Rutckyj (Windsor, Ont.) is No. 326, RHP Steve McKinnon is No. 339 and RHP Corey Pappel (Mississauga, Ont.) is No. 354, on new top 500 list. DEVON TEEPLE -- James Paxton (Ladner, BC) Signs With Grand Praire AirHogs of Indy American Association. PFPs XVI -- Desmond Sullivan (Scarborough, Ont.) throws second no hitter ... Players of the Week: Greg Wallace (Nanaimo, BC), Kyle Kotchie (Pickering, Ont.) ... Carey Ashton (Montreal, Que.) Campbell’s Chunky Soup Most Valuable Coach ... Kellin Deglan (Langley, BC) gets face time at ... Dougals Royals headed to WMBL ... BMOCs: Larry Balkwill (Chatham, Ont.), Ryan Saunders (Surrey, BC),  Eric Sim (Abbotsford, BC), Ryan Lapensee (LaSalle, Ont.), Michael Carbone (Montreal, Que.), Andrew Firth (London, Ont.), Mike Elias (North Delta, BC), Nick Senior (Surrey, BC). MIKE HARDILL -- Andrew Tinnish (Ottawa, Ont.) from Badger bopper to Blue Jays scouting director. ALLAN SIMPSON -- Canucks at JUCOs power No. 1 Connors: Marcus Knecht (North York, Ont.), C Peter Bako (Mississauga, Ont.) INF James Kottaras (Markham, Ont.), C Jeremy Kral (Prince George, BC), Brodie Ross (Markham, Ont.), Tyler Wheeler (Guelph, Ont.), Nick DaSilva (Toronto, Ont.), Cam Gray (Toronto, Ont.) and Chris Nagorski (Mississauga, Ont.). PFPs XI -- Shawn Schaefer (Pitt Meadows, BC) NAIA National Pitcher of the Week ... 2B Jonathan Slattery (Mississauga, Ont.) CAA POW ... AMC POW: Tyler Tamayose (Lethbridge, Alta.) ... Connors State rolls thanks to Peter Bako (Mississauga, Ont.), Marcus Knecht (North York, Ont.) and Chris Nagorski (Mississauga, Ont.) ... VIBI players off to Swift Current ... Dayton Dawe impressive in N.C. ... BMOCs Mathieu Beauchesne (Quebec City, Que.), Aaron Dunsmore (Spruce Grove, Alta.), Trevor Hall (Mississauga, Ont.), Chris Bisson (Orleans, Ont.), Jesse Sawyer (Calgary, Alta.), Zach Rhodes (Champion, Alta.), Joel Blake (Langley, BC), Greg Wallace (Nanaimo, BC), Trentt Copeland (Guelph, Ont.), Brandon Kaye (Langley, BC), Sammie Starr (Toronto, Ont.), Nic Lendvoy (Langley, BC), Jerome Werniuk (Toronto, Ont.) and Corey Pappel (Mississauga, Ont.). ... Baseball Ontarip March trip a success. SHI DAVIDI -- Can James Paxton (Ladner, BC) move higher than 37th in draft? WILLIAM HUMBER -- Like the Weather, Base Ball Didn’t Stop at the Border: Observations and Sources on 19th Century Baseball in Canada PFPs XVII -- 1B Brian Burton (Kitchener, Ont.) National POW, RHP Matt McGovern (Ottawa, Ont.), 2B Jon Cotter (Moose Jaw, Sask.), Lucas Waddell (Ladner, BC) earned coference POWs ... Langley wins the Best of the West tourney ... R.I.P. Gary Whiteman ... Todd Blair (Ajax, Ont.) ROW ... Wayne State POW: RF Ryan LaPensee (LaSalle, Ont.) ... Minor league, Indy Comings and Goings ... BMOCs: Marcus Knecht (North York, Ont.), Chris Bisson (Orleans, Ont.), LHP Mark Hardy (Campbell River, BC), Brandon Kaye (Langley, BC), Nic Lendvoy (Coquitlam, BC), RF Nate Smith (Brampton, Ont.), Brett Bousquet (Calgary, Alta.). SHI DAVIDI -- National team heads south, Dates announced for world juniors up in north in Thunder Bay ... Jonathan Paquet (Ancienne Lorette, Que.), Kellin Deglan (Langley, BC) show well in 4-3 loss to Astros ... Mike Ellis (Surrey, BC) hits 90, Jordan Boston (Brampton, Ont.) with two hits in 4-3 loss to Braves ... Evan Grills (Whitby, Ont.), Emmanuel Forcier (St-Hyacinthe, QC) impressive in 8-2 loss to Astros. PFPs XVIII -- Leaside scout Jim Stevenson signed Dana Eveland ... Team Canada: Evan Rutckyj (Windsor, Ont.) three perfect innings with 5 K's in 1-0 loss to Bravos ...  Kellin Deglin (Langley, BC) hits walk-off, two-run homer in 3-2 win over Astros at ESPN ... Tom Robson (Ladner, BC) and Iannick Remillard (Valleyfield, Que.) impressive in 4-0 loss to Tigers ... Jalen Harris (Toronto, Ont.) drives in only run in 11-1 loss to Nationals ... RHP Joel Pierce (Windsor, Ont.) throws three scoreless in 3-0 loss at Dunedin. PFPs XVIV -- Greg Wallace (Nanaimo, BC), Daniel Morari (Saskatoon, Sask.) POWs, No-no for Jason Rubinstein (Thornhill, Ont.) ... ROW: Tanner Nivins (Kitchener, Ont.) and Tyler Patzalek (Burlington, Ont.) ... Free-agent signing and minor-league movements ... BMOCS: Paul Wilson (Richmond Hill Ont.), Myles Koebel (Surrey, BC), Owen Leflar (Edmonton, Alta.), Tyler Tamayose (Lethbridge, Alta.), Chris Bisson (Orleans, Ont.), Eric Brown (Thunder Bay, Ont.), Sheldon McDonald (Spruce Gruce, Alta., Jeff Smith (Oshawa, Ont.,), Colin McKeen (Orangeville, Ont., Brad Cochrane (Burlington Ont., Liam Foran (North Vancouver, BC), Josh Herback-South (Regina, Sask.)... JUCO looks for SS. PFPs XX -- Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.) in Marlins pen to stay? ROBERT BROUGHTON -- Garrett Regan (Calgary, Alta.) an Oklahoma City Star once again ... World Juniors: If Bryce Harper comes Thunder Bay's tourney won't be a secret. ADAM MORISSETTE -- Carl Enns (Richmond, BC) hopes to bring baseball to Ghana. TODD DEVLIN -- Draft time = Brewers time, for Milwaukee, Canada's team. PFPs XXII -- Mike Goemans (Guelph, Ont.) triple award winner ... Baby Nats add RHP Emerson Savage (Bartibog Bridge, N.B.), RHP Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.), OF Keenan Chanin (White Rock, BC) for Dominican tour ... C Kellan Deglan (Langley, BC) a first rounder? ... Connors slips after injury to 3B Tyler Wheeler (Guelph, Ont.) ... Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.) update ... BMOCs: 2B Chris Bisson (Orleans, Ont.), Ryan LaPensee (LaSalle, Ont.), Tyler Tamayose (Lethbridge, Alta.), Kevin Challoner (Winnipeg, Man.), Bob Foerster (Langley, BC), Nic Lendvoy (Coquitlam, BC), Mike Elias (North Delta, BC), David Walkling (Nanaimo, BC). TODD DEVLIN -- Peter Orr (Richmond Hill, Ont.), oldest of 63 Canadians hot at Syracuse ... Canucks in D.R. ... Two hits for Kellin Deglan (Langley, BC), Brandon Dailey (Brantford, Ont.) in 9-7 loss to NY Mets ... Tom Robson (Ladner, BC), Jesen Dygestile-Therrien (Montreal, Que.) work two scoreless each in 6-4 loss to Dodgers ... Jimmy Ralph (Raymond, Alta.) doubles, singles in 6-6 tie vs. Rays ...  Rowan Wick (North Vancouver, BC) singles in 8-1 loss to Giants ... Ricky Bertrand (Surrey, BC), Philip Diedrick (Ajax, Ont.) two-RBI games in 8-5 loss to Rangers, Joel Pierce (Windsor, Ont.) works 4 IPs, 7 Ks, Two hits each for Keenan Chanin (Surrey, BC), Emmanuel Forcier (St-Hyacinthe, Que.)... RBI double for Jordan Boston (Brampton, Ont.), two-run triple for Jerod Bartnik (Surrey, BC), Dailey  drives in tying run with second hit in 5-5 tie with Jays ... Kellin Deglan (Langley, BC), Dailey double in 3-2 win over Phillies, Brian Bardis (St-Constant, Que) records save ...Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) has two hits behind Evan Grills (Whitby, Ont.) in 9-1 loss to Mariners ... Dailey two-run double in 10-8 win over Brewers ... Five scoreless for Mike Ellis (Surrey, BC) in 3-2 win over Twins. PFPs XXIII -- Wray Upper (Cambridge, Ont.) hung with best: Hank Aaron, Willie Mays ... Blake Robson (Nanaimo, BC), Myles Ethier (Carvel, Alta.) lead Vancouver Island Baseball Institute to Canadian College Baseball Conference title ... HONOURS: Josh Marshall (Saskatoon, Sask.), Perry Silverman (Montreal, Que.), Corey Pappel (Mississauga, Ont.), Sammie Starr (Toronto, Ont.), Sheldon McDonald (Spruce Grove, Alta.), Brian and Jarrod Ivan (Toronto, Ont.), Danny Moore (Victoria, BC), Jordan Broatch (White Rock, BC), Brant Stickel (Veteran, Alta.), Brad Regehr (Linden, Alta.), Cody Malloy (Pickering, Ont.). ROBERT BROUGHTON -- Canucks at the NAIA Series ... LHP Shawn Schaefer (Pitt Meadows, BC), INF Greg Appleton (Port Coquitlam, BC), OF Garrett Regan (Calgary, Alta.), 1B Ian MacMaster (Surrey, BC) and RHP Matt Brennan (London, Ont.) with pictures. PFPs XXIV -- Marcus well-Knecht-ed (North York, Ont.) Connors slugger making the rounds for private workouts ... 5 Canucks in Perfect Game’s top 100 NA draft list: Kellin Deglan (Langley, BC), James Paxton (Ladner, BC), Knecht, Evan Rutckyj (Windsor, Ont.) and Chris Bisson (Orleans, Ont.) ... No-Nos: Ryan Forletta (Vaughn, Ont.) and Nick Szmczyk (Mississauga, Ont.) for Team Ontario ... Jason Rubinstein (Thornhill, Ont.) does same for Thornhill ... Honours: Jim Lutton (Oshawa, Ont.), inducted into Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame ... Northern light: RHP Nick Bucci (Sarnia, Ont.) ... Champs Ryan LaPensee (LaSalle, Ont.), Paul LaMantia (La Salle, Ont.), record setters, all-Conference honours too ... Eric Brown (Thunder Bay, Ont.) signs with Thunder Bay Border Cats ... LDBA renamed Dan Pulham Memorial Field ... Phil Van Horne (Scarborough, Ont.) Train for a Cure tourney ... BMOCs: Greg Wallace (Nanaimo, BC), Trentt Copeland (Guelph, Ont.), Nate Smith (Brampton, Ont.), Tyler Graham (Stratford, Ont.), Chris Bisson (Orleans, Ont.), Kyle Bolton (Burlington, Ont.). ALLAN SIMPSON -- Perfect Game's top 50 detailed reports, 7 Canucks in 186 ... No. 2 Jameson Taillon (The Woodlands, Tex.), No. 29 C Kellin Deglan (Langley, BC), No. 31 LHP James Paxton (Ladner, BC), No. 50 OF Marcus Knecht (North York, Ont.), No. 80 LHP Evan Rutckyj (Windsor, Ont.), No. 96 2B Chris Bission (Orleans, Ont.) and No. 186 LHP Evan Grills (Whitby, Ont.). ALLAN SIMPSON -- Perfect Game's top 300 prospects for draft. PFPs XXV -- Jamo Taillon Canuk citizenship could go third, mom Christie from Toronto, Dad Mike from St. Andrews West, Ont. TODD DEVLIN --- University baseball update: OUA All-star beat Western at Rogers Centre ... David Fallico (Toronto, Ont.) POG ... Adam Reynolds (Guelph, Ont.) watch ... World University Game update. SHI DAVIDI -- Kellan Deglan (Langley, BC) in good position heading into the draft. PFPs XXVI -- Born to play ball -- Marcus Knecht (North York, Ont.) takes next step when he hears name at MLB draft. PFPs XXVII -- Taillon, Deglan, Knect lead drafted Canucks ... Deglan, Knecht, Bisson, Skirving and Forer sign; Grills, Pompey agree to terms. PFPs XXVIII -- Who had the best year? ABC and the Toronto Mets, with four current or alumnus selected in draft. TODD DEVLIN -- Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) rolling as Blue Rock. PPFs XXXIV -- Draft goes by the book  Jays call on Marcus Knecht (North York, Ont.) -- just like 1994 bedtime story. PFPs XXXX -- Milwaukee Brewers scout Jay Lapp (Brewers), winner of Jim Ridley award ... 17 years of scout's honour roll ... Kellin Deglan (Langley, BC) wanted to be a Jay ... 15 Canucks in NCAA tourney ... BMOC: Kyle Kotchie (Pickering, Ont.), Ian Choy (Mississagua. Ont.) ... Minor league POW RHP Scott Mathieson (Aldergrove, BC). PFPs XXXXI -- Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) quickly surfaces in February, drafted in 16th, signed by Jays ... Signings: Marcus Knecht (North York, Ont.), 3rd, Jays; Matt Skirving (London, Ont.), 30th, Pirates, RHP Nathan Forer (Brampton, Ont.), 46th, Yankees ... Northern Light: Skyler Stromsmoe (Etzikom, Alta.) ... Summer ball: Kevin Gifford (London, Ont.) healthy playing summer ball for Lima. DEVON TEEPLE -- Father's Day weekend includes Hall. TODD DEVLIN -- Robbie Alomar, Paul Quantril (Port Hope, Ont.), Calvin Griffith (Montreal, Que.) and Allan Roth (Montreal, Que.) et al at the Hall. PFPs XXXXII -- Our 2010 Canada Day lineup and past teams.  PFPs XXXXIII -- MVP Ivan Hartle (North Vancouver, BC) leads Iowa Western to JUCO WS with three lead-off homers ... NAIA All-American: LHP Shawn Schaefer (Pitt Meadows, BC) ... NJCAA Baseball Div. II Second-Team All-American: OF Sean Bignall (Brampton, Ont.) ... NJCAA Baseball Div. III First-Team All-American: RHP Matthew Whidden (Hamilton, Ont.) ... First team NAIA All-Conference Canucks: Greg Appleton (Port Coquitlam, BC), Nolan Bracken (Regina, Sask.), Luis Castillo (Burlington, Ont.), Kurri Darby (Swift Current, Sask.), Owen Leflar (Edmonton, Alta.), Sheldon McDonald (Spruce Grove, Alta.), Tyler Plumpton (Peterborough, Ont.), Alex Ponich (Penticton, BC), Ryan Saunders (Field, BC), Brian Simone (Amherstburg, Ont.), Sammie Sarr (Toronto, Ont.), Shawn Schaefer (Pitt Meadows, BC), Tyler Tamayose (Lethbridge, Alta.) ... Second Team All-Americans: Kerry Boon (Red Deer, Alta.), Jordan Gilmour (Gatineau, Que.), Mike O’Dwyer (Innisfail, Alta.), Scott Peters (Altona, Man.), Paul Thompson (Pearson, Man.) ... Gold glovers: Nolan Bracken (Regina, Sask.), Blake Carruthers (Calgary, Alta.), Matt Denney (Florence, N.S), Mark Hardy (Campbell River, BC), Cody Pifer (Montreal, Que.), Garrett Regan (Calgary, Alta.), Sammie Sarr (Toronto, Ont.), Alex White (Richmond, BC) ... All-Academic: Colin McKeen (Orangeville, Ont.), Brian Simone (Amherstburg, Ont.), Ian Choy (Mississauga, Ont.), Shane Davis (Belmont, Ont.), Mike Goemans (Guelph, Ont.), Josh Marshall (Saskatoon, Sask.) and Perry Silverman (Montreal, Que.).  TODD DEVLIN -- From Brampton to T-Birds to NYY system, Nathan Forer (Brampton, Ont.). PFPs XXXXIV -- Jason Dickson (Chatham, NB) climbs Baseball Canada ladder ... Team Canada juniors on the road to Thunder Bay and Worlds: ... Tom Robson (Ladner, BC) pitches six innings, two earned runs, 8 Ks in 4-3 win over Torrington ... Joel Pierce (Windsor, Ont.) impresses in 2-0 loss to Bay Sox. PFPs XXXXV -- Terriers' Graham Tebbit steps up, Pinch-hitter belts a three-run homer to lead his club to Canada Day victory ... Team Canada leads up to Worlds ... Team USA thumps Team Canada 9-0 in final tune up ... Tom Robson (Ladner, BC) works four solid innings in 4-0 loss to Taiwan ... Jonathan Paquet (Ancienne Lorette, Que.) works five impressive innings in 4-3 win over Team USA ... Jesen Dygestile-Therrien (Montreal, QC) dominated in 7-4 win over Twin City High School All Stars ... Emmanuel Forcier homers in 7-2 loss to Team USA. ADAM MORISSETTE -- Canada thumps Netherlands in opener ... Jesen Dygestile-Therrien (Montreal, Que.) pitches six, Brandon Dailey (Brantford, Ont.), Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) go dee. ADAM MORISSETTE -- Canucks lose pitcher's duel to Cuba ... Tom Robson (Ladner, BC) works six scoreless, Evan Grills (Whitby, Ont.) puts up zero in 7th, Cuba scores two in 8th for 3-0 win. ADAM MORISSETTE -- Slam helps Canucks beat defending champs ... Phil Diedrick (Ajax, Ont.) hits first-inning gram slam, game winner scores on wild pitch, Brian Smith (Pickering, Ont.) gets win. ADAM MORISSETTE -- Mike Ellis (Surrey, BC), Rowan Wick (North Vancouver, BC) lead Canucks vs. Panama. ADAM MORISSETTE -- Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) leads Canucks to walk off and 1st place in pool ... Canucks trail 4-1, 6-2 and 7-6 entering the bottom of the ninth. TODD DEVLIN -- Canucks ready for Student Games in Japan. PFPs XXXXVI -- Canucks win in Japan, with Sheldon McDonald (Spruce Grove, Alta.) getting the win, Adam Reynolds (Guelph, Ont.) the save. ADAM MORISSETTE -- Canada moves to semis at TBay with 11-1 win revenge win Italy PFPs XXXXVII -- Canada 2-0 in Japan at World University Games as Brandon Kaye (Langley, BC) gets win, Chad Marshall (Paris, Ont.) goes 4-for-4. ADAM MORISSETTE -- Canucks lose in semis to Chinese Taipei 3-1 ... LHP Evan Grills (Whitby, Ont.) allows one run in five innings. PFPs XXXXVIII -- Canada falls to 2-1 in Japan with 8-1 loss to Team USA, Blake Carruthers (Calgary, Alta.) doubles, singles. PFPs XXXXViX -- Canada out of medals at WUBC ... 13 freebees (eight walks, five HPBs) pave way for 7-4 Korea win ... Dan Welch (Victoria, BC) homers, Chad Marshall (Paris, Ont,) has a pair of hits. PFPs L -- Canada thumps China 17-3 ... Five RBIs for Garrett Regan (Calgary, Alta.) ... Homers by Chad Marshall (Paris, Ont.), Ryan Fleming (Whitby, Ont.), Nic Lendvoy (Langley, BC) and Regan ... Eric Brown (Thunder Bay, ON) gains win. PFPs L1 -- Canada Wins 5th place game at WUBC 15-14 ... Mark Ellis (Maple Ridge, BC), Ryan Fleming (Whitby, Ont.) knock in runs in extras ... Adam Reynolds (Guelph, Ont.) gets win in relief ... Chad Marshall (Paris, Ont.), Ellis each hit .444. PFPs LII -- On his way back Phillippe-Alexandre Valiquette (Montreal, Que.) wows with his sizzling fastballwith Future Game selection. PFPs LIII -- Nick Weglarz (Stevensville, Ont.) is working on his game in triple-A, could reach the majors soon ... Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) pats himself on back ... Tourney time: Tim Black helps Hamilton Cardinals in Wheeling, Dustin Lawson Thornhill Reds beat Southwest London 5-2 in Chatham junior tourney ... Get well soon: Linda Lewis (Sarnia, Ont.) ... RHP Jordan Glover (Toronto, Ont.)didn't allow a run in first half of Coastal Plains season ... . Northern light: LHP Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ont.) PFPs LIV -- Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) has fans -- millions as write-in all-star vote would attest. PFPs LV -- Ontario Blue Jays winners at 16U, 18U ... Canadian Little League championships at Ancaster Aug. 7-14 ... RIP: Joe Tunney (Ottawa) who ran Connie Mack in the capital ... Tourney time: The Windsor Stars win Hap Walters tournament ... Northern light: OF Michael Crouse (Port Moody, BC) Gulf Coast Jays. PFPs LVI -- Carman's men win OBA junior eliminations ... Whitby wins bantam, Tecumseh takes midget and Windsor Selects win senior .. Northern Light: Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) ... Mike Lalonde is looking for some more teams for the Akadema International Fall Classic in Montreal. TODD DEVLIN -- Lisa and Steve McGrail, Named one of MLB's 30 All-Stars Among Us at All-Star game in Anaheim due to their cause ... Kylie's Kause. KEVIN GLEW -- Jason Dickson (Fredericton, N.B.), former Anahiem Angel, ex-Olympian and Canadian World junior champ, still throwing strikes on the mound and board room. PFPs LVII -- MLB's boss Walt Burrows open camps looking for athletes ... RHP Jordan Glover (Toronto, Ont.) pitched seven scoreless for Edenton in the Coastal Plains playoff opener ... Canada Cup opens ... Ontario Blue Jays drop pair at Connie Mack World Series ... Blue Jays eliminated at Mickey Mantle World Series in McKinney, Tex. ... Northern Light, Canuck POW: Kevin Mailloux (Tecumseh, Ont.). KEVIN GLEW -- Andre Dawson inspired youngster Derek Aucoin to baseball career which went all the way from North Montreal to the majors. ADAM MORISSETTE -- BC Wins Baseball Canada Cup as Tom Robson pitches shutout vs. Ontario ... Greg Hamilton names fall roster PFPs LVIII -- Ricciardi era not over yet, Anthony Ricciardi earns Southwestern Athletic Conference second-team honours ...  Sun Parlour wins Ontario Summer Games, beating York-Simcoe ... Matthew Paculan (Mississauga, Ont.), Dylan Moss (Mt Pearl, Nfld.) impress at Perfect Game showcase in Guelph ...  Durham bid to join Western New York Conference fails ... Spencer Pecar, Evan McBride pitch Oakville to playoff berth. ADAM MORISSETTE -- Golds handed out at three Baseball Canada Nationals to Manitoba, Ontario, Abbotsford PFPs LVIV -- Michael Foster helps Ontario win gold at midgets ... Greg Hamilton (Ottawa, Ont.) makes Team Canada Junior National Team selections ... RHP Jeff Gibbs (Toronto, Ont.), Dane Gordon (Barrie, Ont.) 3B Jalen Harris (Toronto, Ont.), Bryan Saucedo (Toronto, Ont.) best of 166 at MLB Bureau camp ... INF Kyle Hann (Oakville), INF Joey Hawkins (Whitby), C Justin Marra (Toronto), RHP Jordan Romano (Markham), Alex Kupchak (Oakville) shine at Perfect Game Showcase ... RHPs Adam Reynolds (Guelph, Ont.), 'Cimarron' Bill Hurley (Mississauga, Ont.) among WMBL ERA leaders ... BMOC: Kyle Stryker (Mississauga, Ont.) set single-season home run and RBI records with the Indiana University-Pennsylvania Crimson Hawks ... Orangeville wins junior C title in 16. ADAM MORISETTE -- BC edges Dartmouth to win senior gold ... BC edged Ontario to win bantam girls gold ... Host Vaughan takes bantam gold. PFPs LX -- Five Canucks headed to Arizona Fall Ball: Cale Iorg (Toronto, Ont.), Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC), Chris Kissock (Fruitvale, BC), James Avery (Maple Creek, Sask.), Phillippe Valiquette (Montreal, Que.) ... SS Joey Hawkins (Whitby, Ont.), C Justin Marra (Toronto, Ont.) added to the Canadian Junior National Team ... Owen Spiwak (Mississauga, Ont., Jake Lumley (Windsor, Ont.) contribute at bantam nationals ... Kyle Ovis pitches eight scoreless as Orangeville wins Junior C title in 16 ...  Northern Light: OF Royce Consigli (Welland, Ont.) .583 average. KEVIN GLEW -- Bob Alexander, a BC pitching pioneer (1942-60) from Class-D Butler, to the Baltimore Orioles to Triple-A Portland CHRIS TOMAN -- Royals prospect Tim Smith (Toronto, Ont.) not your ordinary Joe.  ADAM MORISSETTE -- Canada's best shine at Mizuno. ADAM MORISSETTE -- Canada East edges West 10-9 as Mizuno Elite Camp. CHRIS TOMAN -- Mizuno Campers take over Rogers Centre.