Canucks arrive in Australia

 The Team Canada Junior national team cheers on the Blue Jays from down under. 

The Team Canada Junior national team cheers on the Blue Jays from down under. 

U-18 Selection Camp: Canada vs Australia - exhibition series primer

August 16, 2015

By Adam Morissette
Baseball Canada

SURFERS PARADISE, Australia – The Junior National Team held their first workout in Surfers Paradise earlier today on the eve of an eight game exhibition series against the Australian U-18 National Team.

Both teams will use the series to determine their 20 player rosters that will compete in the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup in Osaka, Japan from August 28th – September 6th.

The series begins on August 17th and you can follow all of the action, pitch-by-pitch via live stream and scoring courtesy of Baseball Australia by visiting the links below:



Live Scoring

Live Stream


Monday              17 Aug           Canada U18      @         Australia U18                1:00 pm

Tuesday             18 Aug           Australia U18    @        Canada U18                   1:00 pm

Wednesday       19 Aug           Canada U18      @         Australia U18                1:00 pm

Thursday           20 Aug           Australia U18    @        Canada U18                   1:00 pm

Friday                 21 Aug           Canada U18      @         Australia U18                1:00 pm

Saturday            22 Aug           Australia U18    @        Canada U18                   1:00 pm

Sunday               23 Aug           Canada U18      @         Australia U18                1:00 pm

Monday              24 Aug           Australia U18    @        Canada U18                   1:00 pm

(Please note: All game times are local with Surfers Paradise 14 hours ahead of Eastern Time. Therefore, games will start at 11pm ET the day before. For example, the game on Monday August 17th will begin at 11pm ET on Sunday, August 16th.)

NOTES: RHP Josh Burgmann (Nanaimo, BC) is expected to start against Australia in the series opener … JNT catcher Andrew Yerzy (North York, Ont.) was named MVP of the prestigious Under Armour All-America Game, presented by Baseball Factory at Wrigley Field in Chicago after he belted a two-run homer and scored two runs in helping the National Team to a win over the American side … He will now travel to Australia and join the Junior National Team on Tuesday … JNT 1B Josh Naylor (Mississauga, ON), a first round pick of the Miami Marlins back in June, smacked his first professional home run on Saturday and it was a big one as he belted a grand slam for the GCL Marlins … Naylor will join Team Canada in Japan for the WBCS U-18 Baseball World Cup.


Adam Morissette

Adam Morissette was born and raised in Ottawa, Ont. where sports were always a big part of his life whether it be baseball, hockey or football, including playing two seasons as centre for coach Pat Sheahan with the Queen's University Golden Gaels in Kingston -- Canada's first capital. Morissette has always have been passionate about baseball and has fond memories of attending Montreal Expos games with his father, Mike, and listening to his recollection of watching baseball in Montreal at Jarry Park and stories about Gary Carter, Rusty Staub and Steve Rodgers. Morissette could often be found in a near empty Lynx Stadium watching Joe Siddall, Bert Heffernan, Curtis Pride and Jamie Carroll soaking in a beautiful summer night at the ballpark. He was a member of the provincial championship Orleans Red Sox Little League teams also played with the Ottawa White Sox for the late Lyle Anderson and Todd Burke in OBA Midget and American Legion play and the Capital City Crushers (NCBL), primarily as a catcher. Has also spent time coaching Little League in Orleans and South Ottawa. He wanted to turn his passion into a career and enrolled in Sport Business Management at Algonquin College in Ottawa in 2007. After working for the Ottawa 67's OHL team as the Ticket Coordinator, Morissette jumped at the opportunity to become the Media and Public Relations Coordinator with Baseball Canada in 2010. He loves watching and reading about pro, college or amateur baseball and is a long-time subscriber to Baseball America. Morissette is thrilled about the idea of writing about baseball and is interested in covering any story that his car -- and time -- will allow him to cover.