Acosta-Tapia, Wood two of 24 Canucks with ranked JUCO teams

 OF Charles Acosta-Tapia (Laval, Que.) of the Western Oklahoma Pioneers is one of 23 Canadians on the top 50 ranked JUCO teams according to Perfect Game.

OF Charles Acosta-Tapia (Laval, Que.) of the Western Oklahoma Pioneers is one of 23 Canadians on the top 50 ranked JUCO teams according to Perfect Game.

By Bob Elliott
Canadian Baseball Network

OFs Christopher Acosta-Tapia and Max Wood were on the same mythical team this off season.

Both were named to the 2015 Canadian Baseball Network All-Canadian College Team earning Honourable Mention honors.

Now, both Wood (Vancouver, BC) of the San Jacinto Gators, and Acosta-Tapia (Laval, Que.) of the Western Oklahoma State Pioneers, are two of 24 Canadians on the rosters of the top 50 teams Perfect Game USA.

Wood, whose Gators are No. 3-ranked this spring, hit .331 with five doubles, two triples, six homers and 41 RBI in 51 games. He had a .931 OPS and was 13-for-15 stealing bases.  

Acosta-Tapia with the 30th-ranked Western Oklahoma batted .390 with 10 doubles, two triples, 11 homers and 38 homers in 56 games. He had a 1.159 OPS stealing 17-for-20.

The two other Pioneers are 1B John Anthony Lantigua (Quebec City, Que.) and RHP Jason Tarapasky (Pierrefonds, Que.).

2016 Perfect Game Top 50 Junior College Teams
RK    Team    ST    2015 Record    2015 Rank*

1    Northwest Florida State    FL    42-13    1

2    Iowa Western    IA    54-7    5 (1)
SS Matt Lloyd, Calgary, Alta.

3    San Jacinto    TX    41-19    16 (1)
OF Max Wood, Vancouver, BC.

11    Yavapai    AZ    45-18    13 (1)
RHP Eric Hegadoren, Victoria, BC.

12. Crowder    MO    28-20    NR (4)
C Jacob Charron, Ottawa, Ont., C Drew Reilly, Cambridge, Ont., OF Kyle Blackwell, Waterdown, Ont.,  C Kyle McDonald, Mississauga, Ont. 

13    Central Arizona    AZ    37-19    NR (2)
OF-1B Brendan Turcotte, Victoria, BC, INF Mitchell Robinson, Surrey, BC,

15    Grayson    TX    38-17    NR (1)
RHP Jose Vasquez, Cambridge, Ont.

18    Polk State    FL    35-16    NR (2)
OF Zach Diewert, Chemainus, BC, C Cole Warken, Regina, Sask.

27    Seminole State    OK    39-17    NR (3)
OF Philippe Berthiaume, Lac St-Charles, Que., 2B-OF Louis-Philippe Pelletier, Montreal, Que., SS Abraham Toro, Longueuil, Que. 

29    Dodge City    KS    42-20    20 (1)
RHP Dalton Harvey, Cambridge, Ont.

30    Western Oklahoma State    OK    53-13    18 (3)
1B John Anthony Lantigua, Quebec City, Que.; RHP Jason Tarapasky, Pierrefonds, Que., OF Christopher Acosta-Tapia, Laval, Que.

31    Midland    TX    33-23    NR (4)
RHP Brady Moxam. Oakville, Man., INF Nolan Rattai, Medicine Hat, Alta., OF Eric Senior, Toronto, Ont., RHP Jesse Borden, Dartmouth, NS.

45    Cochise    AZ    44-17    NR (1)
OF Canice Ejoh, Brampton, Ont.