# 18 Canucks in 2009 NCAA tourney

/*****LHP** Christian Kowalchuk** (junior Saskatoon, Sask.) made it all the way to the College World Series in Omaha with the Arkansas Razorbacks.

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By Bob Elliott**

There 132 Canadian players who worked out all winter hopeing to make Omaha and the College World Series.

That was the total playing NCAA Division I baseball, the total of Canucks playing south of the border is at 706.

No less than 18 Canadians were on the rosters of teams making the 64-team NCAA playoffs which lead to the College World Series.

_ INF** Carter Bell **(freshman, Courtenay, BC), of the Oregon State Ducks, hit. .261 with one homer and eight RBIs in 30 games.

_ 3B **Jason Chatwood** (junior, Red Deer, Alta.) of the Gonzaga Bulldogs hit .238 with four homers and 23 RBIs. RF** Grant Kveder** (senior, Lethbridge, Alta.) batted .217 with nine RBIs.

_ SS **Terrance Dayleg** (senior, Surrey, BC) of Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, hit .320 with three homers and 33 RBIs.

_ LHP **Guillaume Dupont-Duguay **(senior, Trois-Rivieres, Que.) of the Sam Houston State Bearkats was 2-1 with a save and a 3.72 ERA, walking five and striking out 33 in 31 1/3 innings in 19 games.

_ OF **Marcus Knecht** (freshman, Toronto, Ont.) of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, appeared in 10 games and went 2-for-12, batting .167. Both hits he had were home runs as he knocked in four runs.

_ LHP **Christian Kowalchuk** (junior Saskatoon, Sask.), of the Arkansas Razorbacks, appeared in 15 games working 17 1/3 innings with a 3.63 ERA without a record, as he walked 10 and struck out 14.

_ C **Marc-Olivier Mimeault-Jodoin** (senior, Candiac, Que.) of the Georgia State Panthers hit .394 with 14 homers and 58 RBIs in 54 games. 2B **Carl Moniz** (junior, Laval, Que.) hit .274 with 10 homers and 39 RBIs.

_ SS **David Narodowski** (junior, Vancouver, B.C.) of the Kansas Jayhawks, hit .345 with five homers and 38 RBIs.

_ RHP **Rylan Ostrosky **(senior, Edmonton, Alta.), of the Wright State Raiders was 5-6 with a 4.48 ERA in 13 starts, He walked 23 and struck out 45 in 70 1/3 innings.

_ **Richard Rausch** (junior, Toronto, Ont.) of the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, was hitless in one at-bat.

_ RHP **J.R. Robinson** (junior, Burnaby, BC) of the Oklahoma Sooners was 3-1 with a 6.53 ERA, walked 14 and striking out 44 in 49 2/3 innings. LHP **Mehdi Djebbar **(junior, Montreal Que.) didn’t allow a run in four outings, working 1 2/3 innings, walking a pair.

_ LHP **Ali Simpson **(freshman, Campbell River, BC) of the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats was 9-2 in 15 games with a 2.70 ERA in 15 games, including 12 starts.

_ C **Jeff Skelhorne-Gross** (sophomore, Mississauga, Ont.) of the Binghamton Bearcats, hit .386 with three doubles and 11 RBIs. RHP **Billy Hurley** (freshman, Mississauga, Ont.) was 1-0 with a 6.11 ERA in 10 games, including one start. He walked seven and striking out nine in 17 2/3 innings.

_ **Luke Willson** (freshman, LaSalle, Ont.) of the Rice Owls, who doubles as a tight end, was injured in football practice.

**And how they did**
**At the Fort Worth regional **... Bell and Oregon State failed to advance as Bell:
Entered as a defensive replacement in a 13-1 loss to the TCU Horned Frogs.
Had three hits, including a double and knocked in a pair of runs in a 9-8 win over the Texas A@M Aggies.
Didn’t play in a 5-4 loss to TCU.
**On the season** ... Bell hit .294 with a homer and 10 RBIs in 31 games, making 14 starts.

**At Fort Worth** ... Ostrosky started the opener pitching one inning and allowing four walks and one run in one inning as Wright State was edged 6-3 by the TCU Horned Frogs. Wright State was eliminated by the Texas A@M Aggies 6-4 in 11 innings.
**On the season **... Ostrosky was 5-6 with a 4.54 ERA in 14 starts, He walked 27 and struck out 45 in 71 1/3 innings.

**At the Atlanta regional** ... Mimeault-Jodoin had two singles in a 9-3 loss to Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the opener, while Moniz was hitless in three at-bats.
Mimeault-Jodoin also had a pair of hits as Georgia State was eliminated with a 4-3 loss to the Elon Phoenix.
**On the season** ... Mimeault-Jodoin hit .398 with 14 homers and 58 RBIs in 56 games, making 49 starts. Moniz hit .261 with 10 homers and 39 RBIs in 59 games, making 51 starts.

**At the Gainesville regional** ... Bethune Cookman dropped the opener to the Florida Gators 8-7. Simpson then started but was not involved in the decision as BC was eliminated with an 8-7 loss to Jacksonville . Simpson worked two innings allowed five runs on five hits and four walks.
**On the season** ... Simpson had a 9-2 mark on the season in 16 games, making 13 starts. He walked 32 and struck out 79 in 75 1/3 innings.

**At Clemson, S.C. regional** ... Knecht did not play as Oklahoma State, beat Alabama 10-6 and edged Clemson 3-2 before losing 15-1 and 6-5 to Clemson.
**On the season** ... The former Ontario Blue Jay hit .167 with two homers and three RBIs.

**At Clemson **... Rausch did not play as Tennessee Tech lost 5-4 to Clemson, beat Alabama 6-2 and was eliminated by a 10-0 score.
**On the season** ... Rausch was hitless in one at-bat.

**At the Greenville, N.C. regional** ... East Carolina beat Binghamton 11-7. Skelhorne-Grosse hit a run-scoring fly ball in the two-run fourth as Binghamton went ahead to stay in an 11-6 win over George Mason. East Carolina eliminated Binghamton with a 16-9 loss. Hurley did not pitch.
**On the season** ... Skelhorne-Gross hit .373, with three doubles and 12 RBIs in 27 games. Hurley (was 1-0 with a 6.11 ERA in 10 games, walking seven and fanning nine in 17 2/3 innings.

**At the Chapell Hill, N.C. regional** ... Narodowski was 3-for-3 with a solo homer in the third and a solo homer in the fifth as Kansas lost 11-3 to the Coastal Carolina Chantileers. Narodowski hit a solo homer in the third for a 3-0 lead as Kansas hammered Dartmouth 16-0. He then knocked in the lead run in the seventh -- a two-run single, one of his two hits, in a 5-1 win against Coastal Carolina. Narodowski singled as Kansas was eliminated by a 12-1 score against the North Carolina.
**On the season** ... he hit .354 with 19 doubles, a triple, eight homers and 43 RBIs in 60 games, while scoring 64 runs.

**At the Fullerton regional** ... Chatwood had two hits, including a ninth-inning, run-scoring single, while Kveder added a singled in a 19-10 win over Georgia Southern Eagles. Kveder singled and Chatwood was hitless in a 7-4 loss to Cal-State Fullerton. Kveder and Chatwood each had a pair of hits.
**On the season** ... Chatwood hit .241 with four doubles, four homers and 24 RBIs in 54 games. Kveder batted .233 with two doubles and nine RBIs in 35 games.

**At the Norman, Oak. regional** ... Robinson came on in relief in the first inning and pitched three innings as the Oklahoma Sooners lost 17-6 to the Arkansas Razorbacks 17-6. He allowed three runs -- two earned -- on five hits and three walks, while striking out three. Oklahoma then beat Washington State 7-2 and was aliminated in a an 11-0 loss to Arkansas. Djebbar did not pitch.
**On the season** ... Robinson was 3-1 with a 6.49 ERA, walking 18 and striking out 49 in 52 2/3 innings in 23 games, seven of them starts. Djebbar didn’t allow a run in four outings, working 1 2/3 innings, walking a pair.

**At the Oxford, Miss. regional** ... Dayleg went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in an 11-5 win over the Missouri TIgers. Dayleg singled in a 7-4 loss to the Ole Miss Rebels. Dayleg then tied his career-best with five RBIs in an 11-6 win over Missouri as he hit a two-out, two-run single to left as WKU grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first, hit a scoring fly ball and knocked in another run in his three-hit day. He was hitless in a 10-9 win against Mississippi. And Dayleg was hitless in a 4-1 loss to Mississippi.
**On the season** ... Dayleg hit .327 with 18 doubles, two triples, three homers and 39 RBIs in 59 games.

**At the Houston regional** ... Dupont-Duguay pitched 1 2/3 innings in a 5-2 loss to the Rice Owls. He allowed two runs on three hits and a walk, while striking out a pair.
**On the season** ... he was 2-1 with a 4.09 ERA in 20 games picking up one save. He walked six and struck out 35 in 33 innings.

**At the Norman regional,** Arkansas ran the table beatiing the Washington State Cougars 10-3, the Oklahoma Sooners 17-6 and then Oklahoma 11-0. Kowalchuk did not pitch.

**At the NCAA super regional in Tallahassee, Fla.,** Arkansas swept the Florida State Gatons by 7-2 and 9-8 scores in the best of three series, as Arkansas advanced to the College World Series in Omaha. Neb.

**At the College World Series in Omaha**, Arkansas opened with a 7-2 win over the Cal State Fullerton Titans, then lost 9-1 to the LSU Fightin' Tigers, beat Virginia 4-3 in 12 innings and was eliminated 14-5 by LSU. Kowalchuk retired the final LSU out. **On the season** **... Kowalchuk** appeared in 16 games working 17 2/3 innings with a 3.57 ERA without a record, as he walked 10 and struck out 14.
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