Elliott: PG elite honour for Yahiro, 10 Canucks make all-tourney team

 Abbotsford Cardinals’ LHP Taisei Yahiro (Abbotsford, BC) of the DBacks Langley Blaze was named to the Perfect Game Wood Bat World championships elite team.

Abbotsford Cardinals’ LHP Taisei Yahiro (Abbotsford, BC) of the DBacks Langley Blaze was named to the Perfect Game Wood Bat World championships elite team.

By Bob Elliott

Canadian Baseball Network

Of the 70 Canadians in Florida last month, no less than 10 players earned all-tournament honours.

Yet, only one was named elite status at the 20th annual WWBA World Championship in Jupiter, Fla. Abbotsford Cardinals’ LHP Taisei Yahiro (Abbotsford, BC) of the DBacks Langley Blaze worked nine innings, did not allow a run and struck out 15 in nine innings.

The Canucks who earned all-tourney honours as hitters were INF Ryan Beitel (Cloverdale, BC), Holdem Cumiskey (Surrey, BC) and Toronto Mets Ryan Leitch (Whitby, Ont.) all of the DBacks Langley Blaze.

Dasan Brown (Oakville, Ont.), Blake Buckle (Milton, Ont.) and David McCabe (Courtice Ont.) of the Ontario Blue Jays also garnered all-tourney honours. As did Great Lakee Canadians Owen Diodati (Niagara Falls Ont.).

The three pitchers to make the all-tourney team were Langley Blaze Ryan Scott (Quispamsis, NB), Neftaly Severino Cronier (Boisbriand Que.) and Justin Thorsteinson (Langley, BC) all of the DBacks Langley Blaze

Elite pitcher

Name Team Grad City Province W L ERA IP H K BB ER WHIP

Taisei Yahiro DBacks Langley Blaze 2019 Abbotsford BC 1 0 0.00 9.0 1 15 2 0 .333

 Langley Blaze INF Ryan Beitel (Cloverdale BC) of the DBacks Langley Blaze.

Langley Blaze INF Ryan Beitel (Cloverdale BC) of the DBacks Langley Blaze.

All-tournament

Hitters

Name Team Grad City Province PA AB AVG 1B 2B 3B HR RBI SB OBP OPS

Ryan Beitel DBacks Langley Blaze 2019 Cloverdale BC 16 15 .467 6 1 0 0 0 0 .500 1.033

Holdem Cumiskey DBacks Langley Blaze 2019 Surrey BC 16 12 .500 6 0 0 0 1 1 .625 1.125

Dasan Brown Ontario Blue Jays 2019 Oakville Ont. 15 14 .429 4 2 0 0 4 3 .467 1.038

Blake Buckle Ontario Blue Jays 2019 Milton Ont. 14 11 .364 4 0 0 0 3 3 .500 .864

Owen Diodati Toronto Blue Jays Scout Team 2019 Niagara Falls Ont. 11 9 .444 2 1 0 1 4 0 .545 1.434

 Toronto Mets’ Ryan Leitch (Whitby, Ont.) batted .357 for the DBacks Langley Blaze.

Toronto Mets’ Ryan Leitch (Whitby, Ont.) batted .357 for the DBacks Langley Blaze.

Ryan Leitch DBacks Langley Blaze 2019 Whitby Ont. 16 14 .357 5 0 0 0 3 0 .438 .795

David McCabe Ontario Blue Jays 2019 Courtice Ont. 14 12 .333 2 2 0 0 3 0 .357 .857

 ABC’s Neftaly Severino Cronier (Boisbriand Que.)

ABC’s Neftaly Severino Cronier (Boisbriand Que.)

Pitchers

Name Team Grad City Province W L ERA IP H K BB ER WHIP

Ryan Scott DBacks Langley Blaze 2019 Surrey BC 1 0 1.80 7.2 6 4 7 2 1.696

Neftaly Severino Cronier DBacks Langley Blaze 2019 Boisbriand Que. 0 1 1.80 4.0 4 4 1 1 1.250

Justin Thorsteinson DBacks Langley Blaze 2020 Langley BC 0 0 0.00 3.0 2 6 2 0 1.333