Brown selected for Perfect Game All-American Classic

 Junior National Team and Ontario Blue Jays infielder Jaden Brown has been selected to participate in the Perfect Game All-American Classic. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

Junior National Team and Ontario Blue Jays infielder Jaden Brown has been selected to participate in the Perfect Game All-American Classic. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

OTTAWA- Junior National Team shortstop Jaden Brown will join an exclusive group of Canadian high school baseball players to participate in the Perfect Game All-American Classic next month in San Diego.

The Mississauga, Ont., native is set to become just the fifth Canadian to play in what is billed as the “premier high school baseball All-Star Game” joining a list that includes Gareth Morgan (Toronto, Ont.) (2013), Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) (2014), Adam Hall (London, Ont.) (2016) and Noah Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) (2017).

Taking place at San Diego’s Petco Park on August 12, the contest features some of the top high school talent available for the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft.

As part of the festivities, Brown will have the opportunity to participate in a host of baseball-related and non baseball-related activities including a luncheon with National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Trevor Hoffman.

Brown joined the Junior National Team program in October 2017 for the annual Fall Instructional League Camp and has since participated in three camps in 2018. He is eligible for the 2019 MLB Draft.

The Perfect Game All-American Classic can be seen live on August 12 on MLB Network beginning at 8pm EDT.

For more information, please visit perfectgame.org/AllAmerican

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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.