Quantrill's year to remember ends with two awards

 *RHP Cal Quantrill (Port Hope), who pitched 16 1/3 innings allowing one run against Brazil, Mexico and Team USA for Team Canada Junior National Team, earned two awards from the Ontario Terriers.  2012 Canadians in College 2012 Canadians draft list Letters of Intent 2011 Canadians in the Minors

By Bob Elliott

Cal Quantrill finished off his year in fine style.

After getting the final outs in the gold medal game -- pitching five scoreless giving him 10 in all, allowing one earned run -- as the Ontario Youth Team edged Saskatchewan 3-2 to win gold at the annual Canada Cup ...

After having his fastball clocked at 90 MPH in Nashville with the Ontario Terriers 18s ...

After pitching for 10 1/3 innings for Team Canada at the World Junior championships in Colombia -- five scoreless for the win against Brazil and 5 1/3 innings in a no decision against Mexico -- Quantrill worked four innings allowing one run as Canada lost the gold medal to Team USA to gain a silver medal ...

After all that ... Quantrill (Port Hope) was at the Tin Cup in Burlington, not to be confused with the Oakville location as one coach did, to accept the Terriers 17s MVP and top pitching award from coach Rick Johnston, as Cal’s pitching coach, former Blue Jays reliever and Canadian Hall of Famer  and father, Paul Quantrill, watched.

The Captain’s Award went to Brian Doran (Ayr, Ont.), while the Aaron Wagner award was presented to Aaron Bain (Cambridge, Ont.), who battled back from injuries to go 9-0. Both are organizational awards. Terriers founder Danny Thompson (Burlington, Ont.) was the MC.

The award winners:

Terriers 18s

MVP -- Cole Peregine (Ewart)

Top hitter -- David Head (Toronto)

Top pitcher -- Bain.

Gold glove -- Blair Gignac (Cambridge).

Terriers 17s

MVP -- Quantrill.

Top hitter -- T.J. Baker (Acton, Ont.)

Top pitcher -- Quantrill.

Gold Glove -- Toby Handley (Whitby)

Terriers 16s

MVP -- Bruce Yari (Waterloo)

Top hitter -- Pat Coughlin (Cambridge)

Top Pitcher -- Logan (Big Country) Stewart (Lindsay)

Gold glove -- Brock Beirness (Kitchener)

The awards were presented by outgoing coach Mike Tough, Scott Vandevalk, Chris Hartery, Peter Angelow, Greg Coughlin, Paul Quantrill and Johnston.

Alumni also partaking in the presentations included minor leaguers Mitch Clarke (Kitchener) and Brandon Dailey (Brantford), two Cincinnati Reds farmhands, plus Jeff Hunt (Cambridge), a Los Angeles Dodgers farmhand.

Also on hand were Ian Choy (Mississauga), Mike Goemans (Guelph), Brian Burton (Kitchener). Billy Martin (Mississauga) and Nathan Linseman (Arris) who either went or are attending Canisius College; Jeff Skelhorne-Gross (Mississauga) and Joel Stubbs (Woodstock) Binghamton; Tanner Nivins (Kitchener) Stony Brook University, Kevin Nickel (Kitchener) University of British Columbia; Billy Ralston (Burlington) of conference champoion Seton Hall; Tyler Patzalek (Burlington) University of Maine and Matt Betts (Brantford) University of West Alabama.