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.