2014 All-Canuck College Team, Craig-St. Louis POY
2B Phillippe Craig-St. Louis (Gatineau, Que.) was named on first-place ballots of 50 of 59 voters for the 15th annual Canadian Baseball Network all-Canadian team, thereby earning CBN Player of the Year honors. ….
Jan. 6, 2015
2014 All-Canucks, Craig-St. Louis POY
By Bob Elliott
Steph Petronzio has been coaching in Gatineau, Que. for roughly 35 years.
His best player ever?
Phillippe Aumont, the former first round pick, the star of the 2009 World Baseball Classic and now a member of the Philadelphia Phillies bullpen.
His next best ever?
Petronzio rated infielder Phillippe Craig-St. Louis amongst the next tier.
And this was before Craig-St. Louis won the 2014 Canadian Baseball Network player of the year, the best of the 802 Canadians playing the majority of their schedule south of the border.
Playing for the Seminole State Trojans he hit .352 with 15 doubles, three triples, 10 homers and 49 RBIs in 57 games. He had a .985 OPS.
Craig-St. Louis earned the starting spot on the all-Canadian team garnering most first place votes than West Alabama Tigers DH Mitch Holgate (Windsor, Onr.). Defending Canadian college player of the year Ryan Kellogg of Arizona State Sun Devils, who again was the top lefty.
When the Phillies season ends Aumont has returned to Sanscartier Park to see Craig-St. Louis play in the fall with the Attak de Gatineau in the Montreal AAA midget league. He also coaches Polyvalente Nicolas Gatineau, along with Sebastien Boucher.
“He’s a grinder, he’s always battling, he’s a really hard competititor,” Aumont said from Gatineau. “Those were the things that Steph taught us … to battle to the end, he’s one of the few who has gone further than junior elite.
“Every time I see him he doesn’t goes do without a battle. He never gets cheated. If he’s 0-or-1 he knows in his next at-bat he can still be 1-for-2 with a base hit. If he’s 0-for-2 he still has a chance to go 1-for-3.”
When Petronzio brings his team to Florida during March break — whether it was four years ago when they were at to Vero Beach or this spring when they were at St. Petersburg — Aumont always stops by to see his old team play.
The man has not forgotten his roots. Much like Joey Votto, Roy Halladay or Pat Hentgen who have not forgotten where they came from or their fophillippe-aumontrmer coaches or the scouts involved signing them.
“From what I heard he was pretty decent at Seminole,” Aumont said. “It’s a pretty good accomplishment to go to Oregon. Not many Canadians go there.”
He was tied for third amongst Canadians with Jordan Procyshen (Calgary, Alta.) of the Northern Kentucky Norse with 10 homers, four behind Midland Chaparrals teammates Chris Shaw (Winnipeg, Man.) and Chris Thibideau (Dartmouth, NS.)
Petronzio predicts if Craig-St. Louis has a good season with Oregeon he could be drafted saying “he has a build similar to Brett Lawrie … without the temper.”
Craig-St. Louis is “very aggressive, with hand-eye, co-ordination, with a very good arm,” who Petronzio projects down the road as a left fielder,
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Craig-St. Louis joins a select group of former Canadian Baseball Network POY winners. A look back:
_ LHP Ryan Kellogg (Whitby, Ont.) of the Arizona State Sun Devils last year.
_ 2B Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ont.) of the Stony Brook Seawolves in 2012.
_ OF Chase Larsson (Vancouver, BC), Cameron Aggies in 2011.
_ OF Marcus Knecht (North York, Ont.) Connors State College Cowboys in 2010.
_ 3B Jesse Sawyer (Calgary, Alta.), South Dakota State Jackrabbits in 2009.
_ DH Mike Gosse (Pitt Meadows, BC), Oklahoma Sooners in 2008.
_ 1B Kevin Atkinson (Surrey, BC), New Mexico Jr. College Thunderbirds in 2007.
_ OF Jon Baksh (Mississauga, Ont.), Florida Tech Panthers in 2006.
— 1B Karl Amonite (Woodslee, Ont.), Auburn Tigers in 2005.
— OF Charlie MacFarlane (Lantzville, BC), Cumberland Bulldogs in 2004.
_ C Aaron McRae (Delta, BC), LSU-Shreveport Pilots in 2003.
_ OF Ryan Kenning (North Vancouver, BC), New Mexico State Aggies and RP-SS Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.), Houston Cougars, who shared honours in 2002.
_ LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC), British Columbia Thunderbirds in 2001.
— And OF Ben Emond (Farnham, Que.), Texas Longhorns, in 2000, our inaugural year.
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When it comes to long-distance bombs, as Craig-St. Louis can deliver, Petronzio has a couple of memorable.
Like when he was called up to the Attak midgets as a bantam and facing Associes Laval deposited a drive onto the batting cage in right field.
Or when the Attak visited the Ottawa Knights at Lynx Stadium, former home of the triple-A International League franchise he homered to the right centre field gap.
With long distance drive like that Craig-St Louis was soon playing for coach Joel Landry and Les Ailes Du Quebec.
So if Aumont was No. 1. Who else ranks next on Petronzio`s second tier of players?
Catchers Alex St-Jean and Nicholas Lecompte, saying how Aumont used to throw to Lecompte in the winter adding “Phillippe would say he was a better receiver than some of the pro catchers he had.”
Lloyd Simmons, the winningest coach in collegiate history, is in his 27th year coaching at Seminole. He returned in 2011 after coaching six seasons in the Kansas City Royals at the roookie-class affiliate from 2002-07 and scouting with the New York Yankees.
He managed the likes of Mitch Maier, Mike Aviles, Kila Ka’aihue, Aaron Guiel Matt Diaz, Mike Coolbaugh, Jarrod Dyson, Derrick Robinson, Justin Huber and Sal Perez — all future major leaguers with the Royals. He has the ability to project. He also knows power.
“Phil has tremendous power, he made all region and we’re in a tough league,” said Simmons. “I remember several he hit several over the light poles at our home park. He’s a threat to hit the ball out every at bat.”
Simmons particularly remembers Seminole spring trip to Arizona when his Trojans played a Royals minor league club Surprise, Az. “He went deep to win that game.”
Simmons initially compares to Craig-St. Louis to Maier, “who got a cup of coffee and then got hurt.”
“He has Billy Butler type power,” Simmons said, “or Alex Gordon or Mike Moustakas power … maybe more.”
The problem with Craig-St. Louis is finding him a position. In 2013 he was an outfielder, then switched to second when the Trojans lost a second baseman.
Both Simmons and Petronzio see him as an outfielder down the road.
Craig-St.Louis is far from Simmons’ first Canuck He coached the likes of Canadians RHP Eric Gagne ((Mascouche, Que.), LHP Eric Cyr (Montreal, Que.), LHP Denny Prata (Montreal, Que.), RHP Rob Findlay (Etobicoke, Ont.), OF Jeff Guiel (Langley, BC), RHP Brendon Stafford (Ottawa, Ont.).
Simmons has three Canucks Trojans heading into next spring LHP Christopher Sauvé-Gebhardt (Mascouche, Que.), OF Philippe Berthiaume (Lac St-Charles, Que.) and RHP Tristan Legault (Repentigny Que.)
“I like those French Canadian kids, I like all those Canadian kids,” Simmons said. “Why? Because they’re tough.”
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Our voters included … 18 coaches, from elite programs to colleges on both sides of the border; 17 writers (nine from the Canadian Baseball Network) and others who write about the draft and college ball, 11 scouts, nine suits (executives, front-office staff), three former players, zero broadcasters and one agent.
Our electorate came from eight different provinces and seven states.
Voting was done on a 5-3-1 basis.
And as usual IF you failed to turn in your ballot you have lost your right to complain.
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Left-hander _ Ryan Kellogg (Whitby, Ont.) Arizona State Sun Devils.
The defending Canadian Baseball Network Canadian College Player of the Year did not defend his title.
Yet, he’s still the best lefty in the land earning First Team honors after he went 8-3 with a 3.76 ERA in 16 starts as he earned First Team All-Pac-12 honours for the second straight year.
Since he arrived in the valley, Kellogg is 19-4 record, including 14-1 in conference play, in two seasons, tossing 103 innings in consecutive seasons with quality starts in 17 of his 32 career starts, including nine in 2013 and eight in 2014.
Kellogg has seven wins over ranked opponents (three in 2013 and four in 2014) including two top-five road wins over Oregon State, two top-10 wins over Oregon (one road) and two ranked wins over UCLA (one road), he’s a two-time Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week award winner, four-time Scholar Baller honoree and a two-time On Deck Circle MVP and the team’s Pitcher of the Year.
He was fourth in wins by Canucks, two behind Aaron Dick and one behind Conor Lillis-White and Brock Dykxhoorn.
Kellogg, who pitched the second most innings (103) amongst Canadians, was tied for third in wins (eight) and was sixth in strikeouts (66) played for Rich and Rob Butler’s Ontario Prospects.
Right-hander: Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) Stanford Cardinal.
Voters didn’t go with numbers when naming the best right-hander. Quantril didn’t lead in strikeouts (second in strikeouts amongst Canadians with 98) or wins (sixth withcal quantrill seven). He did lead in innings pitched: 110 2/3 innings.
What was more impressive for Quantrill, more so than a 7-5 record and a 2.68 ERA was the phrase “first freshman to start the season opener for Stanford since Mike Mussina.” He walked 34 and struck out 98 holding opponents to a .221 averages.
Quantrill earned Louisville, Perfect Game All-American and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors, as well as earning All-Pac-12. He was named to the Bloomington Regional All-Tournament Team where he had two wins.
Quantrill pitched the opener — a complete-game 8-1 win over the Indiana State Sycamores as he needed only 104 pitches — 75 strikes — allowing one run on four hits and two walks, while striking out six.
In the final with two out and runners on first and second in the seventh, he popped up the third-place hitter to end the threat. He allowed an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth and pitched a scoreless ninth. Stanford won on a walk off.
In picking up the two wins he pitched 11 1/3 innings allowing two runs — one earned — on eight hits and two walks. He struck out six in his 142 pitches 93 of them for strikes. His 110 2/3 innings were the most logged by any Canuck this spring.
Quantrill who pitched seven innings allowing two earned runs in a no-decision against Vanderbilt at the Nashville Super Regional, pitched for the Ontario Terriers and coach Scott Van de Valk.
Reliever: Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) Oral Roberts Golden Eagles.
Romano became the first Oral Roberts reliever selected in the June draft in four years. He led the Southland Conference with 12 saves, earning him the honor as the Southland Relief Pitcher of the Year and a third team All-Southland selection. It was the third most saves in ORU program history, and the most by a Golden Eagle since Justin Ramsey had 13 in 2004.
Romano finished the season with a 2.66 earned run average, striking out 49 batters in 40 2/3 innings of work. He didn’t allow a home run this season and opponents only had a .221 average against the Golden Eagle closer.
Before joining Oral Roberts, Romano played two seasons at Connors State College leading the Cowboys to an NJCAA Div. I World Series appearance in 2013. He made 10 starts during his sophomore season, compiling a 4-3 record with a 4.74 ERA. He led all Canucks with 12 saves.
Romano, who played for the Ontario Blue Jays under coaches Danny Bleiwas and Shawn Travers, was drafted in the 10th round by the Toronto Blue Jays and scout Dallas Black.
Catcher _ Chris Shaw (Winnipeg, Man.) Midland Chapparals.
Shaw hit .384 in 2014 season, with 14 homers and 63 RBIs, finished his two seasons in Texas with a .390 average, 25 homers and 127 RBIs in two season. With the Chaps he led team to back-to-back regional championships and was named All-Region and All-Conference (WJCAC) honors twice.
He selected with the 435th overall pick in the 14th round by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2014 June Draft and two years before was chosen in the 38th round of the draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Before playing two seasons at Midland for coach David Coleman, Shaw played for the Okotoks Dawgs and coaches Brett Thomas, Allen Cox and AJ Fystro. Shaw who shared the home run lead with teammate Chris Thibideau, earned Canadian Baseball Network Second Team honors in 2013. He led Canucks in RBIs with 63.
First base _ Casey Power (Belle River, Ont.) Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks.
Power helped the Wisconsin-Whitewater reach the NCAA Division III World Series and once he got there he delivered at the College World Series in Appleton, Wis. …
He doubled in an 8-1 win over Southern Maine Huskies in the opener, was 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs in a 9-6 win over SUNY Cortland, had two hits homering to left centre and singling in the six-run eighth as Whitewater beat St. Thomas 10-4 and he two hits in a 7-0 win over the Emory Eagles in the final.
Power hit .500 (8-for-16) in the four games with a double, two homers, four RBIs and two stolen bases. Power was named to the all-tournament team.
He was fourth in RBIs by Canucks with 52 behind leader Chris Shaw (64), Nick Studer (Toronto, Ont.) of Doane and J.D. Osborne (Whitby, Ont.) of Polk State.
Power, who played for Tecumseh Thunder coach Dave Cooper, hit .345 with 16 doubles, three triples, five homers and 52 RBIs with a .875 OPS starting all 51 games.
Second baseman — Craig-St. Louis (Gatieau, Que.) Seminole State Trojans.
Craig-St. Louis earned a berth on NJCAA Region II All-Tournament baseball team as the Trojans ran the table. Eastern He singled in a run in a 12-3 win over the Eastern Oklahoma Mountaineers, has a pair of hits and two RBIs in a 10-6 win against the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Golden Norse and was 1-for-1, knocking in a run in a 10-1 win over the Connors State Cowboys and had two hits and an RBI in a 10-1 over Northeastern Oklahoma. In the four games he was 6-for-15 (.400) with five RBIs.
At the NJCAA D1 South Central District championship in Neosho, Mo., Seminole State fell one win short of the NJCAA World Series. Craig-St. Louis had two hits in the opener, a 4-3 loss to the Delgado Dolphins from Louisiana, the No. 2 ranked team in the country. Next, he was hitless in a 4-3 win over the Crowder Roughriders and singled in a 7-3 triumph over Delgado to force a winner-take-all final. He had three hits in the final, a 7-6 loss.
He was tied for third with Jordan Procyshen amongst Canuck with 10 homers, four behind Chris Shaw and Chris Thibideau.
Craig-St. Jacques, who played for coach Steph Petronzio and the Attak de Gatineau as well as coach Joel Landry and Les Ailes Du Quebec, earned Canadian Baseball Network Honourable Mention in 2013.
Third base _ Connor Panas (Toronto Ont.) Canisius Golden Griffins.
Panas earnedconor-panas Third-Team All-American honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association. He earned All-American status for the second time as he was placed on the Louisville Slugger All-America Second Team. The 2014 MAAC Player of the Year also earned ECAC Division I First-Team All-Star and Capital One Academic Second-Team All-American accolades.
A unanimous selection to the All-MAAC First Team, Panas posted a .362 average (.002 behind the leader) and led the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with six home runs and 51 RBIs. He had a .574 slugging percentage and 16 stolen bases in 53 games. A two-time MAAC Player of the Week, he also earned Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week honors after going 8-for-11 with three home runs and 11 RBIs in a sweep at Quinnipiac.
Panas, who played for Toronto Mets coaches Ryan McBride and Rick Leitch, earned Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention honors in 2013.
Shortstop _ Chris Beer (Burlington, Ont.) Niagara County Thunderwolves.
He finished third in the conference batting race with a .417 mark, was second with 22 steals, one back of the leader, was seventh in RBIs with 34, was tied for eighth with three home runs. His average was the third highest amongst Canucks with 100 at-bats or more behind Connor Bowie (.455) and Tom Muelenthaler (.420).
In 45 games he had 58 hits (scoring 50 runs) with 14 doubles, three triples and three homers slugging .626, part of a 1.163 OPS. He had multi-hit games 15 times.
His best outings were three hits, including a triple, a homer and an RBI in a 7-5 loss against Montgomery, three hits including a pair of doubles and two RBIs in a 12-0 win facing Jamestown and three RBIs in an 8-3 win against Broome.
Beer who played for the Hamilton Cardinals and coach Gord Thompson before heading across the border to pitch for Matt Clingersmith, earned first team all region honors, was a Junior College All American and a Rawlings Gold Glove winner.
Outfielders _ Chris Thibideau (Dartmouth, NS) Midland Chaparrals, Julian Service (Sarnia, Ont.) Howard chris thibedeauHawks and Cole Bauml (Muenster, Sask.) Northern Kentucky Norse.
Thibideau was an infielder with the Canadian Junior National Team playing for coach Greg Hamilton. The game is a game of adjustments and Thibideau made his as he moved to left field. It’s like that old question uttered around the batting cage? Who plays right? The best hitter. Who plays left? The best hitter.
Thibideau and teammate Chris Shaw shared the lead amongst Canucks with 14 homers each. He hit .323 with 64 hits including 11 doubles, six triples the 14 homers and knocked in 49. He slugged .653, had an OPS of 1.046 and was 7-for-12 stealing bases.
His homers came against Colby, the Frank Phillips Plainsmen, the El Paso Tejanos, the New Mexico Thunderbirds and McLennan Highlanders, two facing the Luna Rough Riders, three against the Howard Hawks, including a two- homer game and four off Western Texas Westerners pitching. He earned All-Conference (WJCAC) honors.
Thibideau, who played for coach Les McTavish at the Vauxhall Academy after playing for Ken Lenihan in Dartmouth, is the first player ever from Nova Scotia to earn a berth on the Canadian Baseball Network First Team. And he’s he is the first on the team since Matthew McDonald (Dartmouth, N.S.) of the Connecticut Huskies earned Second Team honors in 2009. julien service
Service hit .375 with 66 hits in 53 games including 18 doubles, seven triples and five homers. He knocked in 49 runs, had an 1.101 OPS while stealing 14 bases in 22 attempts.
He homered in a 6-1 win over the San Jacinto Gators, an 11-10 win against Wayland Baptist, an 11-2 win against the Midland Chapparals, a 12-5 win over the Luna Rough Riders and a 5-4 loss to Luna. Service’s best games included multi-hit games: three in a 9-3 win over Midland including three RBIs, four in a 12-5 win against the Frrank Phillips Plainsmen with a double triple and five RBIs.
He was drafted in the 40th round by the Chicago White Sox.
Service played for the Ontario Blue Jays and coaches Dan Bleiwas and Shawn Travers as well as for Team Ontario and coach Murray Marshall.
Bauml had 60 hits which included 18 doubles, a triple and seven homers. He knocked in 38 runs, stole successfully 7-of-11 tries and had an .940 OPS in his first year at Northern Kentucky after transferring from Trinidad State. He led the team with a .567 slugging percentage, fifth in the conference.
Playing centre he saw action in 46 games making 44 starts. He had a career-high seven RBIs against Florida Gulf Coast.
He earned second-team All-Atlantic Sun Conference honors.
Bauml, who played for Team Saskatchewan, coached by Greg Brons and Roger Anholt, as well as the Saskatoon Giants coached by Ron Bauml and Mark Dolan, also earned Canadian Baseball Network First Team honors in 2013.
DH _ Mitch Holgate (Windsor, Ont.) West Alabama Tigers.mitch holgate
Holgate batted .324 in 45 games with 58 hits — including 12 doubles, four triples and eight homers. He knocked in 37 runs, slugged .570 and stole 10 times in 14 tries. He led team in runs scored (32), total bases (102), at bats (179), slugging percentage (.570), hits (58), triples, RBIs, home runs, hit by pitch (8), and games started (45).
A model of consistency with eight multiple-hit games, including a consecutive-game hitting streak of 16 games, he had eight multiple RBI games. His 37 RBIs was tied for sixth in the Gulf Coast Conference while he tied for the GSC lead in triples, his home runs and slugging placed him second in the GSC. He was the first player in UWA history to hit for the cycle, accomplishing that feat at Spring Hill.
Holgate, who played for Richard Solomon with the Windsor Selects and Al Bernacchi with the Windsor Juniors, was named to GSC Academic Honor Roll was First team All-GSC in and Gulf South Player of the Year.
Left-hander _ Connor Lillis-White (Toronto, Ont.) UBC Thunderbirds.
Lillis-White led all NAIA pitchers last year with an earned run average of 0.46 in 78 2/3 innings earning 2014 NAIA Honorable Mention All-America selection last spring.
The UBC ace tied for first surrendering four earned runs in 15 games. He walked 34 and struck out 75 holding n 78 2/3 innings opposing hitters to a .159 average. He was 9-0 in 15 games — making 12 starts. He was second amongst Canucks in wins.
Lillis-White registered three wins over Thompson Rivers, two over Menlon and one each facing Concordia-Oregon, Oregon Tech, Corban, Simpson and Vanguard. He picked up a save against Menlo.
A former Etobicoke Rangers under coach Denny Berni before joining coach Terry McKaig, Lillis-White earned NAIA Pre-Season All-American Team honours for 2015 and Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention honors in 2012 as a reliever.
Right-hander _ Brock Dykxhoorn (Goderich, Ont.) Central Arizona Vaqueros,
Dykxhoorn kicked off the season at midnight against Phoenix College winding up with a no decision as the game was scoreless when he left. Most games he left with the outcome decided as he led the JUCO players in strikeouts: 114 in 78 innings while walking only 23.
Armed with a slider, he went 9-4 with a 2.77 ERA in one of the toughest JUCO conferences in the country beating South Mountain twice, Gateway, Eastern Arizona, Southern Idaho, Northeastern, Pima, Yapavai, Okanogan and six times reaching double-figure in strikeouts.
On the Canadian charts he was tied for second in wins with Connor Lillis-White, one behind Aaron Dick.
The right-hander pitcher for Shawn Gillespie and the Ontario Nationals.
Reliever _ Tim Black (Mount Hope, Ont.) Central Michigan Chippewas.
Black earned his first save of the year in a 6-4 Chippewas victory of Incarnate Word, recorded his second save of the year going one inning and striking out one in a 4-2 win over Ohio. He 1 2/3 innings with a strikeout and one hit in earning his third save in a 6-5 victory over Buffalo and gained his fifth save against the Michigan State Spartans to pitching 1 1/3innings while giving up three hits in a 7-5 Chippewas victory. He also had saves against Northern Illinois, Notre Dame and two against Western Michigan.
Before transferring to Central Michigan he struck out a single-game World Series record 16 batters in North Iowa’s 2-0 win over Madison in the opening game of the national tournament. He was selected to the NJCAA Division II World Series all-tournament team. At North Iowa he was 6-3 record with a 1.88 ERA as he struck out 76 and walked 24 in 72 innings pitched. He holds NIACC program records with 132 career strikeouts and a career earned run average of 1.88.
Black, who played for the Hamilton Cardinals and coach Gord Thompson, as well as Schroeder Nicholls and the legendary Dean Dicenzo, earned Canadian Baseball Network First Team honors in 2013.
Catcher _ Jordan Procyshen (Okotoks, Alta.) Northern Kentucky Norse. jordan procyhsen
Procyshen made an immediate impact in his first year with NKU after transferring from Northeastern Jr. College leading the team in home runs with 10, setting a new NCAA Division I benchmark for the Norse. His 10 homers finished tied for second in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
He recorded a pair of two-home run games for the Norse, becoming the first NKU player since the 2012 season to blast two homers, finishing 3-for-5 with four RBIs against Loyola Marymount. He accomplished the feat again as the Norse defeat Xavier 17-8, at the Bill Aker Baseball Complex.
He played in every game this season catching 20 base runners attempting to steal a base, ranking third in the Atlantic Sun behind South Carolina Upstate’s Luke Weber (23) and Kennesaw State’s Max Pentecost (21), who was selected as the 11th pick overall by the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
Procyshen finished the 2014 season with a .276 batting average, and he collected 11 doubles and one triple. Procyshen batted in 33 runs to rank second on the team and scored 29 times for NKU.
He was drafted in the 14th round by the Boston Red Sox. He was tied for third with Phil Craig-St. Louis amongst Canucks with 10 homers, four behind Chris Shaw and Chris Thibideau.
Procyshen, who played for coaches Frank Ingram and Vince Ircandia with the Okotoks Dawgs then coach Todd Asalon at NKU, earned Canadian Baseball Network Honourable Mention honours in 2012 and First Team honors in 2013.
First base _ Simon Clarke (Kitchener, Ont.) Odessa Wranglers.
Clarke had a 1.022 OPS in his second year with Odessa before transferring to the Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers. He had 10 doubles, a triple, seven homers and 39 RBIs. He batted .351 with a .419 on-base mark and a .603 slugging mark.
He earned both JUCO All-Conference Honors along with being selected to the Region 5 All-Star Team.
Clarke, who played for the Ontario Terriers and coach Scott Van de Valk, homered against the Clarendon Bulldogs, Midland Chaparrals, El Paso Tejanos and twice each against Luna Rough Riders and Frank Phillips Plainsmen twice.
Second baseman _ Jose Torrelba (Mississauga, Ont.) Canisius Golden Griffins.
When Blue Jays new centre fielder Dalton Pompey was asked who was the best player he was ever on the Mississauga sandlots with when he was with the Mississauga Majors or the Mississauga North Tigers he had an answer: Jose Torrelba.
He managed 203 hits in his four seasons at Canisius (51 as a freshman, 61 as a sophomore, 44 as a junior and 47 as a senior, in what was his best year in Buffalo. He hit .324 in 43 games with 11 doubles and 33 RBIs, while going 12-for-16 stealing bases.
Torrelba, who played for the Ontario Blue Jays under coaches Danny Bleiwas and Shawn Travers, nefore joining coach Mike McRae’s Griffs, set career highs in his senior season with five runs against Buffalo Bulls, three walks against the Quinnipiac, Bobcats three steals playing the Saint Peter’s Peacocks.
Third base _ Justin Clarkson (Nanaimo, BC) Midland Chapparals.
Clarkson hit .362 in his rookie year with 72 hits — including 17 doubles, six triples, five homers — 49 RBIs and a 1.034 OPS.
He went deep against the Seward County Saints, Howard Hawks, Odessa Wranglers and Luna Rough Riders (two). Clarkson knocked in eight runs with three hits, including a double and a homer in a 13-5 win over Odessa, he went 4-for-5 with two doubles in a 14-11 win over NMMI Broncos and knocked in four runs with a double and a homer in a 15-12 win over Luna.
Clarkson, who played for coach Doug Rogers with the Nanaimo Pirates and coach Les McTavish and the Vauxhall Jets Academy.
Shortstop — Daniel Pinero (Toronto, Ont.) Virginia Cavileers.daniel piniero
Some voters went with Beer’s batting averages but others appreciated Pinero and the fact in his first year at Viginia he was the starting shortstop for the Cavs who spent most of the season as the No. 1 ranked team and made the College World Series in Omaha
He started 68 of UVa’s 69 games at short, committed just nine errors in 274 chances (.967 fielding percentage) and was the first UVa freshman to start season opener at shortstop since Mark Reynolds in 2002. Pinero hit .250 (13-for-52) in NCAA tournament. He was 6-for-12 with team-high six runs scored in super regional vs. Maryland, went 4-for-14 in CWS Finals against Vanderbilt, including three-hit day in Game 1.
He was 2-for-10 in ACC tournament, 4-for-12 in Wake Forest series, 3-for-12 in Georgia Tech series; stole third during intentional BB in 11th inning of Game 2 to set up winning run, 4-for-12 in Florida State series, had three hits in 10 ABs against Clemson series, 4-for-10 with in Miami series and went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in first start in 2-hole in win over James Madison. On the season he hit .261 with six doubles and 22 RBIs.
Pinero, who played for the Ontario Blue Jays coaches Danny Bleiwas and Shawn Travers, earned Third-Team All-ACC honoree, was named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and was named to All-ACC Academic Baseball Team. He’s eligible for the 2015 draft.
Outfielders _ Sasha LaGarde (Pierrefonds, Que.) Mercer Bears; Brett Siddall (Windsor, Ont.) Canisius Golden Griffins, Tom Muhlethaler (Edmonton, Alta.) Jarvis Christian Bulldogs.
Lagarde managed 66 hits in 55 games with eight doubles, a triple and nine homers. He knocked in 45 runs, had an .899 OPS and was 9-for-15 stealing bases.
He homered in a 19-4 win against Bethune-Cookman, in a 10-8 loss to Georgia Southern, a 4-3 win over Kennesaw State, a 10-1 win against Georgia Tech, a 10-2 win against Alabama State, a 5-3 victory against Georgia Southern and a 5-2 win against Lipscomb
He had 24 multi-hit games, including four against the Miami Bobcats, a 9-6 win, three in a 9-4 victory over Georgia State, three in a 5-3 win against Georgia Southern and three in an 11-1 win over Belmont.
He was tied for fifth in homers by Canucks with T.J. Singh.
LaGarde, who played for coach Joel Landry at the ABC. after playing midget in Lachine, earned Canadian Baseball Network Honourable Mention honours in 2012 and Second Team honors in 2013.
Siddall was a two-time Metro Atlantic Player of the Week, earning First Team honors.
The Canisius slugger went 8-for-13 at the plate, with eight RBIs as the Griffs wrapped up the MAAC regular-season title and extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 16 games. Siddall also recorded four walks and was hit by a pitch to post a .722 on-base percentage. Siddall had three doubles and a triple to register a 1.000 slugging percentage on the week. He had at least one hit and one RBI in each game, including a 4-for-4 performance with three RBIs in the 15-4 series opener against Monmouth.
The first week he won Siddall went 10-for-20 with 12 RBIs and posted a .560 on-base percentage. He also had a .700 slugging percentage. Siddall set a career high with five RBIs in the Griffins’ win over the Buffalo Bulls. He led off the ninth-inning rally against Youngstown State when he was hit by a pitch and scored the game-tying run. Siddall had four games with multiple hits and multiple RBIs, including five hits and four RBIs in the doubleheader sweep of Marist Red Foxes.
Siddall leads the MAAC with a .359 batting average while ranking second in slugging (.529) and fourth in RBI (42). The Windsor, Ontario native leads the team with six three-hit games and starts the postseason on a career-best 12 game-hitting streak.
Siddall batted .333 with 56 hits — including 11 doubles, three triples and three homers — as he drove in 43 runs and had a .894 OPS.
Siddall who played for Windsor Selects coaches Chris Soulliere and Joe Siddall, earned Honourable Mention honors in 2013.
Muhlethaler hit .420 in 48 games. Amongst his 63 hits were six doubles, four triples and two homers. The son of David Muhlethaler, who played for the Canadian National Senior Team and pitched for the first ever Junior National program under head coach Wayne Norton (Port Moody, BC) knocked in 40 runs and went 32-for-38 stealing bases. His .420 average was the second highest amongst Canucks.
He was voted Red River Conference Player of the Year, earned First Team honors and was awarded a Gold Glove.
Muhlethaler who played for the Allan Hancock Bulldogs as well as the Edmonton Cardinals for coaches Rod Scammell, Sean Cooper, Drew Boyer and Dave Muhlethaler earned Canadian Baseball Network Third Team honors in 2013.
DH _ Cooper Langley (Edmonton, Alta.) Fort Hays State Tigers.cooper langley
Langley batted .335 with 52 hits — 19 doubles and five homers — as he drove in 30 runs, slugging .555. He started 44 games for the Tigers in 2014 with 75% of the starts coming at DH, the rest at first base. He led the team in extra-base hits with 24, pounding out 19 doubles and five home runs.
He was named to the Daktronics All-Central Region Team earning Second Team honors as a DH. Langley adds the honor to his All-MIAA Honorable Mention selection at designated hitter. It’s the second straight year the Tigers have had a designated hitter selected to the team after Horace Johnson earned first-team honors last year.
Langley played for Sheen Bromley and Mark Randall at St. Francis Xavier, plus coach Rod Scammell with the Edmonton Cardinals, earned Canadian Baseball Network Third Team honours in 2013.
Left-hander (tie): Guillaume Blanchette (St-Constant, Que.) Galveston Whitecaps and John McLeod (Calgary, Alta.) Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
Guillaime BlanchetteBlanchette had eight of his 14 starts in which he either allowed one run or less. Zero runs against Temple (four innings), Alvin (seven), Laredo (seven) and Laredo (six innings) or one earned run facing LSU Eunice (four innngs), San Jacinto (six), Wharton County (6 1/3) and Blinn (5 2/3).
He tossed his first career no-hitter in a 3-0 victory facing 23 batters and needing only 89 pitches. He struck out six and walked two.
Blanchette logged 84 1/3 innings fifth most amongst Canadians behind 110.2 Stanford’s Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 110 2/3; Arizona State’s Ryan Kellogg (Whitby, Ont.) West Alabama’s Taylor Bratton (Oakville, Ont.) 89 1/3 innings; Chicago State’s Eric Hall (Oakville, Ont.) 86 innings and Saint Francis Kyle McKay (Oakville, Ont.) 85 innings. (They build cars in Oakville … and work horses.)
Originally listed as a reliever as the Galveston web site had him listed for two starts, Jacques Lanciault made the discovery and he was filled to the lefty starter category.
He pitched for the Midget AAA Patriotes Rive Sud and coach Maxime Hockhoussen, before joining Ailes du Quebec and ABC, both coach by Joel Landry.
McLeod was a late discovery … a few days after our number of Canadians drafted story was posted we received a “what about John McLeod? He’s Canadian” McLeod spent the first four years of his life in Calgary before moving to Renton, Wash.
This spring he was 5-2 record with a 2.33 ERA in 58 innings, making 10 starts. The Baltimore Orioles selected him in the 21st round. Our Matt Betts asked McLeod his connection to Canada and the lefty replied “I AM a Canadian.”
He was the Demon Decons Saturday night starter and was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 21st round. He had a season-ending hand injury against Florida State, He gave up 15 earned runs, striking out 48 while not giving up a home run.
McLeod made his season debut starting against Georgetown and struck out a career-high 10 batters while pitching six scoreless. He struck out five in 6 2/3 innings against Missouri, worked seven innings earning the win against Saint Louis, allowed one hit and struck out nine at Boston College, earned his fourth win of the season at Notre Dame and his fifth win against Maryland.
Right-hander _ Aaron Dick (Langley, BC) Mayville State Comets.
Dick was named to the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) First Team.
He also earned Pitcher of the Week honors in March after two stellar complete games in Tucson, Az. Dick threw two complete games in helping the Comets earn a pair of victories at the Tucson Invitational. Dick threw a complete game shut-out against Doane Tigers holding the opposition to four hits. The Comets 2-0. Dick followed that performance with a complete game victory over Hastings. In the 8-3 victory over the Broncos, Dick gave up seven hits and three runs. Dick recorded four strike outs in both games. For the week, Dick’s ERA was 1.93 with three runs on 11 hits and a strike out total of eight.
He had a 2.74 ERA with a 10-2 record in 16 games — making 10 starts. Dick walked 18 and struck out 47 in 75 2/3 innings.
Dick, who pitched for Doug Mathieson and Jamie Bodaly with the Langley Blaze, led all Canuck pitchers with 10 wins.
Reliever _ Jake Hansen (Fort Macleod, Alta.) Louisiana State University-Shreveport Pilots.
Hansen earned Red River Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week by throwing three scoreless innings that paved the way for the Pilots 9-3 win in the first game against William Carey University. He struck out five and walked two while allowing just one hit to earn his fourth win of the season.
After transferring to LSU-Shreveport from Pensacola State, was 6-0 with five saves and a 1.82 ERA. He walked 16 and struck out 36 in 39 2/3 wins.
Hansen, who played for the F.P. Walshe Flyers and Fort Macleod Royals for coach Ben Paskal, prior to beginning his college career, earned Red River First Team honors.
Catcher _ Reed Lavallee (North Delta, BC) LSU-Shreveport Pilots.
Lavallee started in 60 of the 61 games he played hitting .319 and leading the Pilots with 18 doubles, 51 RBIs, and 33 walks. He was second on the team in triples (5), home runs (3) and total bases (104).
Four times he had three-hit games: against Bacone, Huston-Tillotson (twice) and facing Texas College on May 4 in the Red River Tournament as he knocked in a season high of six runs. He stole four bases against Texas Wesleyan tying the LSUS single game record. From behind the plate he threw out 11 runners attempting to steal.
Since he was a red-shirt he this is his fifth season with his older brother Brent Lavalle, now an assistant coach and in 2012 brother and brother were at the Avista-NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Id. as the no. 1 team in the nation.
Lavallee, who played for coach Jason Rich and the North Delta Blue Jays, earned First Team Red River conference honors in 2014, as well as Player of the Week honors in April.
First base _ Chayse Marion (Red Deer, Alta.) McNeese State Cowboys.
Marion was a repeat all-Southland conference selection for the Cowboys and has been the catalyst behind the McNeese offense nearly all season and led the team with a .322 average.
He was second on the team — tied with Jackson Gooch (Delta, BC) with 73 hits apiece, five off the team lead — had a .436 slugging percentage and finished the regular season with a .409 on-base percentage. He drove in 40 runs while hitting 12 doubles, a triple, four homers and scoring 40 runs and stealing 11 bases. He also drew the most walks (31) during the season.
Marion, who played for coach Shuan Connor with the Red Deer Stags and coach Les McTavish and the Vauxhall Jets Academy, placed on Canadian Baseball Network Second Team as well as earning 2011 and 2013 Canadian Baseball Network Honourable Mention.
Second base _ Michael Foster (Pickering, Ont.) Northeastern Huskies.
Foster earned New England First Team honours, All-Colonial Association Third Team as well as being a finalist for John Olerud National two-way Player of the Year. He started 54 games at second and made 12 appearances as a relief pitcher.
Foster posted a .299 average with 66 hits — including 10 doubles, a triple and three homers — while knocking in 36 runs. Coming out of the bullpen, he pitched 18 1/3 innings of relief over 12 games, with nine scoreless outings as he picked up two wins and five saves.
His best games included: two hits, including a double in CAA Tournament win over James Madison, had a career-high with four hits, with two doubles and an RBI against UMass Lowell, was 3-for-5 with an RBI at James Madison, 2-for-5 with two RBIs against Hofstra, had two home runs going 3-for-5 with five RBI at Hofstra, was 2-for-5 with two doubles, three RBIs playing Notre Dame, two hits and 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI against William & Mary, 3-for-5 at Delaware, 2-for-4 with a run, an RBI and a double at Villanova, had a career-best four RBIs with a triple and a single against Niagara, was 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs against Presbyterian, was 2-for-4 against Central Michigan and tied a career-high going 4-for-6 with two RBIs facing Houston Baptist.
Foster, who played for North York Blues and coach Rich Panas, Ontario Blue Jays coaches Dan Bleiwas and Shawn Travers, Tecumseh Thunder coach Dave Cooper, earned Canadian Baseball Network Third Team honors in 2013.
Third base _ Kevin Czarnecki (Edmonton, Alta.) Fort Hays State Tigers.
Czarnecki transferred from the JUCO Garden City Broncbusters (where he .294 with 11 doubles, two triples, one home run, 37 RBIs and 10 stolen bases) and didn’t miss a beat.
At Fort Hays State he batted .350 in 45 games with 55 hits, including eight doubles, eight homers and 43 RBIs, while going 4-for-5 on the base paths. He led the team in home runs and RBIs and ranked second in batting average.
Czarnecki, who played for coach Cam Houston at the Prospects Academy, earned Mid-America Conference honourable mention.
Shortstop (tie) _ Brad Antchak (Delta, BC) Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Golden Norse and Troy Black (Mississauga, Ont.) Maine Black Bears.
Antchak hit .309 in 191 at-bats with 51 hits, including nine doubles, six triples and four homers in 54 games. He drove in 41 runs and was 20-for-25 on the base paths.
Some of his best games included three hits including two RBIs in a 7-6 win over Crowder, three hits and two RBIs in an 11-4 win over MCC-Longview, three RBIs in an 11-5 loss to Independence, three hits with a double, a triple, three RBIs in a 13-3 romp over Southeastern and two RBIs in a 7-5 win against Arkansas Baptist.
Before joining coach Roger Ward at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Antchak, drafted in the 39th round by the Houston Astros played for coach Gerry White with the North Delta Blue Jays.
Black hit .326 with 29 runs scored and 27 RBIs, 12 doubles, two triples and two home runs. He led the team in stolen bases with 15 on the season and in multi-hit games (20)troy BLACKand had a team-high seven three-hit games.
The Baltimore Orioles signed Black as free agent after the season but he was unable to pass his physical according to scouts, which made his performance all the more remarkable.
His best games included three hits in the season-opener at #13 Miami, going 2-for-3 the next day in Maine’s 3-1 victory over the Hurricanes, having three hits and three RBIs in a win over Bowling Green.
Black, who played for Team Ontario and coach Murray Marshall, earned Canadian Baseball Network First Team Honours in 2013, plus Honourable Mention honours in 2011 and 2012, was named to the All-New England Team.
Serving as one of Maine’s captains he was two time America East Player of the Week and one of four players to start all 53 games on the season for the Black Bears.
Outfielders _ Connor Bowie (Ancaster, Ont.) Mount Aloysius Mounties, T.J. Singh (Toronto, Ont.) Central Methodist Eagles and Derek Jones (Brampton, Ont.) of the Rose State Raiders.
Bowie, an AMCC First Team All-Conference selection, earned a First-Team spot on the ABCA All-Mideast Region Team. Bowie enjoyed a breakout season for the Mounties. He led the team and tied for first in the conference in hits with 60 and led the Mounties in runs (39), RBIs (32), home runs (four), slugging percentage (.682) and on-base percentage (.522) while starting all 39 games in the outfield. His .455 average was the highest compiled by any Canuck.
He had three hit games with a double and three RBIs in a loss to Stevens, three hits with two triples and two RBIs in a win over Keuka, three hits with a triple and an RBI in a loss to Gettysburg, three hits with a homer and three RBIs in a win against Penn State Altoona and three hits in a loss to Pitt-Greenburg. He also had four hits with a double and four RBIs in a loss to Mount Saint Mary.
Bowie played for the Hamilton Cardinals and coach Gord Thompson, as well as Schroeder Nicholls and the legendary Dean Dicenzo.
Singh earned All-Heart of America Conference (HAAC) First Team honors. He led the conference in home runs (nine) and in slugging (.622), was third in RBIs (43), tied for sixth in doubles (13) and 15th in average (.340), He was tied for fifth with nine homers along with Sasha Lagarde.
In the NAIA this season, Singh ranked 32nd in home runs (9), 39th in slugging percentage, 40th in total bases per game (2.156) and 44th in runs batted in per game (.956). In 45 games, he batted .340 with 43 RBIs, 53 hits, 36 runs scored, 13 doubles, two triples and 18 walks. He posted an on base percentage of .425 and slugging percentage of .622.
He came out of the box hitting line drives with three hits, two homers and seven RBIs playing Central Baptist, four hits, a homer and three RBIs against Clarke, three hits, including a homer and three RBIs against William Woods, three hits including a pair of doubles and three RBIs against Westminster, plus three doubles and three RBIs facing Peru State Bobcats,
Sing played for the Niagara Rebels and coach Justin Montgomery and then the Ontario Blue Jays for coaches Danny Bleiwas and Shawn Travers.
Jones had 56 hits — including 11 doubles, a triple and eight homers — as he hit .329 in 45 games with a .950 OPS and a perfect 11-for-11 on the base paths.
Some of his best outings included three hits in the opener, a 6-5 decision over Murray State, three hits, including a double and two RBIs in a 12-2 win over the Garden City Broncbusters, four hits with a double and an RBI in an 11-4 win over the Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa Jets, three hits with two doubles and an RBI in a 10-0 win over Northeastern A&M and three doubles and an RBI in a 9-8 loss to the Seminole State Trojans.
Jones, who played for the Ontario Blue Jays for coaches Danny Bleiwas and Shawn Travers, earned Canadian Baseball Network Honourable Mention in 2013.
DH _ Brandon Collins (East York, Ont.) Northwestern Ohio Racers.
Collins transferred from Genesee where he was an All-Region selection after hitting .421 with five home runs, 42 RBIs. He batted .317 in 45 games with 53 hits, including 10 doubles and a triple. He knocked in 44 runs. And … the Racers actually worked out with the legendary Domingo Ayala.
He had a pair of hits as the Racers beat nationally ranked (No. 3) Embry Riddle 5-4 in 10 innings on their Florida trip. And Collins helped UNOH remain atop the WHAC standing with a pair of wins against conference foe Madonna with 7-1 and 6-2 wins in a doubleheader. Collins drove in two runs in the fourth with a double to right-centre gap in the opener. Collins had three hits in the nitecap.
Collins played for Team Ontario and coaches Murray Marshall and Marc Picard.
Left-handers _ Jack Dennis (Scarborough, Ont.) California of Pennsylvania Vulcans, Taylor Bratton (Oakville, Ont.) West Alabama Tigers; Sean Callegari (Richmond, BC) UBC Thunderbirds.
Voting (first-place votes in brackets): _ Kellogg (37) 250, Lillis-White (15) 173, Blanchette (4) 52, McLeod (1) 52, Dennis (1) 19, Bratton 17, Callegari (1) 18.
(Six others received less than 18 points.)
Right-handers _ Cody Chartrand (Nanaimo, BC) Lewis-Clark State Warriors, Chad Hodges (Medicine Hat, Alta.) South Dakota State Jackrabbits, Christopher McKay (Oakville, Ont.) Houghton Highlanders, Yuji Suzuki, Toronto, Ont., Concordia=-St. Paul Golden Bears.
Voting (first-place votes in brackets): Quantrill (35) 230, Dykxhorn (16) 172, Dick (6) 57, Chartrand (4) 49, Hodges 26, McKay 11, Suzuki 7.
(Eight others received less than seven points.)
Relievers _ Matt Thornton (Campbell River, BC) UBC Thunderbirds, Mike Ellis (Surrey, BC) Florida International Panthers, J.D. Moore (Mississauga, Ont.) of the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.
Voting (first-place votes in brackets): Romano (29) 167, Black (12) 127, Hansen (14) 124, Thornton (4) 48, Ellis 18, Moore 12.
(Ten received less 10 points.)
Catchers _ Nick Studer (Toronto, Ont.) Doane Tigers, Chris Robinson (Uxbridge, Ont.) Morehead State Eagles, Jason Hardie (Ajax, Ont.) Jefferson Cannoneers, Connor Moughtin (Victoria, BC) Minot State Bison.
Voting (first-place votes in brackets): Shaw (38) 223, Procyshen (7) 87, Lavallee (5) 63, Studer (3) 55, Robinson (4) 50, Hardie (1) 26, Moughtin (1) 10.
(Five others received less than eight points.)
First basemen _ Brendan Hendriks (Cochrane, Alta.) San Francisco Dons, Bruce Yari (Waterloo, Ont.) UBC Thunderbirds, Ty Russell (Victoria, BC) Marshalltown Tigers, Julien Casaubon (Joliette, Que.) Post Eagles, Zach Johnson (Cranbrook, BC) Porterville Pirates, Jeff Martin (Ajax, Ont.) Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers, Keifer Quick (Leamington, Ont.) of the Notre Dame College Falcons, Roman Testani (Woodbridge Ont.), Taft Cougars, Darren Saunders (Cambridge, Ont.) Lake Land Muskies.
Voting (first-place votes in brackets) – Power (13) 102, Clarke (9) 98, Marion (9) 80, Hendricks (11) 71, Yari (7) 60, Russell (4) 41, Casaubon (1) 18, Johnson (2) 16, Martin (1) 10, Quick (1) 9, Testani 7, Saunders (1) 6.
(Two others received five points or less.)
Second basemen _ Tyler Yorko (Burnaby BC) Douglas Royals, Julien Belanger (Batiscan, Que.) Trinidad State Trojans, Josh Croft (Powell River BC), San Jacinto Gators, Ryan Grippo (Toronto, Ont.) DePauw Tigers.
Voting (first-place votes in brackets) – Craig-St. Louis (50) 264, Torrelba (3) 116, Foster (4) 93, Yorko 32, Belanger (1) 14, Croft (1) 11, Grippo 5.
(Two others received less than five points)
Third baseman _ Liam Wilson (Ayr, Ont.) Northeastern Plainsmen, Mattingly Romanin (Burlington, Ont.) Chicago State Cougars, Raphael Gladu (Trois-Rivieres Que.) Galveston Whitecaps, Kevin Biro (Deep Bay, BC) UBC Thunderbirds, J.D. Osborne (Whitby, Ont.) Polk State Eagles.
Voting (first-place votes in brackets): _ Panas (34) 229, clarkson (12) 127, Czarnecki (7) 86, Wilson (4) 32, Romanin 21, Gladu (1) 9, Biro (1) 9, Osborne 8.
(Three others received less than eight points.)
Shortstop _ Louis Boyd (North Vancouver, BC) Cochise Apaches, Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ont.) Stony Brook Seawolves, Scott Wilcox (Burlington, Ont.) Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, Myles Hiebert (Winnipeg, Man.) Central Baptist Mustangs, Jonathan Roehler (Windsor, Ont.) Macomb Monarchs, Daryl Blaskovich (Brentwood Bay, BC) Marshalltown Tigers, Reign Letkeman (Red Deer, Alta.) Big Bend Runnin’ Vikes, Kym Barthel (Lethbridge, Alta.) LSU-Shreveport Pilots, Colton Boudreau (Selkirk, Man.) Rainy River Voyageurs, Robert Grilli (Mississauga, Ont.) Salt Lake Bruins.
Voting (first-place votes in brackets): Beer (19) 124, Piniero (8) 73, Antchak (10) 64, Black (5) 64, Boyd (5) 59, Peragine (3) 32, Wilcox (4) 32, Heibert 20, Roehler 19, Blaskovich (1) 15, Letkeman (1) 9, Barthel (2) 13, Boudreau (1) 6, Grilli 6.
(Three others received less than five points.)
Outfielders _ Jackson Gooch Delta, BC) McNeese State Cowboys, jackson goochColin Porter (Mt. Hope, Ont.) Western Texas Westerners, Andris Rizquez (Hamilton, Ont.) Central Arizona Vaqueros, Brian Doran Ayr, Ont.) Maine Black Bears, Jordan Mountford (Guelph, Ont.) Bryant Bulldogs; Eric Cunningham (La Salle, Ont.) Wayne State Warriors, Doug Clapperton (Calgary, Alta.) Chandler-Gilbert Coyotes, Brendan McCarthy (Nanaimo BC) Vernon Chaparrals, Emmanuel Forcier (St-Hyacinthe, Que.) Oral Roberts Golden Eagles; Russell McGibbon (Pickering, Ont.) Niagara County Thunderwolves, Liam Goodall (Nanaimo, BC) Embry-Riddle Eagles, Ryan Clarke (Mississauga, Ont.) Missouri Baptist Spartans, Toby Handley (Whitby, Ont.) Stony Brook Seawolves, Brodie Jeffery (Toronto, Ont.) Martin Methodist Redhawks.
Voting (first-place votes in brackets): Thibideau (31) 193, Service (25) 179, Bauml (21) 149, Lagarde (15) 143, Siddall (12) 112, Muhlethaler (12) 109, Bowie (12) 97, Singh (8) 97, Jones (8) 84, Gooch (7) 68, Porter (3) 54, Rizquez (4) 53, Doran (5) 44, Mountford (1) 34, Cunningham (1) 25, Clapperton (3) 22, McCarthy (1) 21, Forcier (2) 17, McGibbon (1) 15, Goodall (1) 9, Clarke 7, Handley (1) 5, Jeffery 5.
(Eleven received less than five points.)
DH _ Cody Andreychuk (Nanaimo, BC) Tusculum Pioneers, Philip Diedrick (Ajax, Ont.) Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, Kirby Smith (Angus Ont.) North Lake Blazers, Tyler Enns (East St. Paul, Man.) UBC Thunderbirds, David Marcus, (Whitby, Ont.) California U of Pennsylvania Vulcans, Jeremy Aube (Thunder Bay, Ont.) Itasca Vikings, Chris Shaw (Winnipeg, Man.) Midland Chaparrals, Joshua Williams (Toronto, Ont.) Dodge City Conquistadors.
Voting (first-place votes in brackets): Holgate (40) 220 Langley (1) 94, Collins (6) 55, Andreychuk (5) 33, Diedrick (4) 29, Smith 23, Enns (1) 15, Marcus 13, Aube (1) 7, Shaw (1) 5, Williams 5.
(One received less than five points.)